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Singapore - Superb Hainanese Pork Satays from Chuan Kee (选记沙爹王)

klyeoh | Sep 6, 201307:59 AM

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.

Address details
Chuan Kee Satay (选记沙爹王)
Old Airport Road Food Centre, #01-85
51 Old Airport Road
Singapore 390051

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