THERE is a satay stall in Medan Selera USJ 7, Subang Jaya, that is worth a visit.
While searching for some good makan, I chanced upon this place which was packed with patrons and one of the things that I noticed was the ketupat on their menu.
Now, this is something that you don’t see anymore at satay stalls in the Klang Valley.
For 60sen a piece, I must say that it brought back plenty of good memories.
Back in the days when I was growing up in the Jalan Raja Bot wet market in Kuala Lumpur, I used to watch the satay man preparing his orders and the ketupat was the norm as it was served as a side dish along with sliced onions and cucumbers.
At the USJ 7 food court, I noticed the same style of preparation and the Sate Retro stall owner said he prepares the skewered and seasoned meat himself.
When I probed deeper, I found out that he was from Kajang, Selangor.
And as for taste, I must say that the satay at this stall would easily score a 7.5 out of 10 on the Samo-scale.
For starters, the satay ayam (70sen a stick) is tasty.
I can say that the satay daging (beef at 70sen a stick) is commendable and if you want something extraordinary, there’s the satay kambing (mutton, RM1.60) which is tender and juicy (there’s a layer of animal fat on this satay).
My personal recommendation is the satay perut (ox tripe, RM1) and the ketupat that goes really well with the order.
As for the kuah (gravy), I would put it as ‘satisfactory’ because I am not fussy at all with the way it is presented.
Sate Retro opens daily from 5pm till midnight and closed if they are catering for functions.
Medan Selera USJ 7 (N 03 02.863, E 101 35.579) is located off Persiaran Kewajipan in Subang Jaya.