Singapore - Superb Hainanese Pork Satays from Chuan Kee (选记沙爹王)
Chuan Kee proffers the rather hard-to-find Hainanese-style pork satay, usually served with a peanut sauce dip combined with pineapple puree. And stall-owner, Wee Seng Tow and his wife sure do that in style - their pork satay was, in one word, sensational!
Smoky-fragrant, aromatic with coriander & turmeric, and slightly sweet from the sugar-glazed caramelisation cloaking the perfect-textured pork-meat - these are *the* best pork satays I'd ever had. Typical of Hainanese-style satay dips, the Wees add a dollop of pineapple puree atop the thick, spicy peanut sauce, giving it an extra dimension in flavour.
The bland compressed rice "ketupat", which came woven in palm leaf parcels, provided a perfect foil to the greasy, assertive pork satays.
Mr Wee had been plying his trade for nearly half a century - and his mastery over the art of grilling the satays really shows through - each and every one of those satays were perfectly-grilled.
Chuan Kee Satay (选记沙爹王)
Old Airport Road Food Centre, #01-85
51 Old Airport Road
I agree this is one of the best pork satay around. But i get frustrated everything i order from the wife. I asked how long do I have to wait...she said half hour. End up waiting for one hour 15 minutes. Thought it is rather unfair to your customers especially when she actually know 1/2 hour is bullshit.
That aside, this store in my opinion serves the best satay...come prepared to wait and never trust her time estimate.
Looks good klyeoh!
Hay! To kick it up another notch, you should bring some Spanish Iberian Black Hoof pork to the owner and have him prepare it for you!! Oh! Don't forget to invite me!!! Ha!
I think that's what Hong Kong's 2* Tin Lung Heen is using for their 'Fu Sing' version of 'Char Siu'