After our delicious lunch meal of biryani rice at Bangi, we had a very good idea on where to go next. You see Bangi is very near to Kajang (about 20 minutes drive). And what’s famous in Kajang? Satay of course! FYI, Kajang’s most important contribution to Malaysia is Kajang satay. Thank goodness I shared my biryani lunch with my sis earlier. Hohoho!
First, we went to my favorite satay franchise to pack some satay home. Why did I pack them instead of eating there? Ahh because I want to leave enough space for more satay from other restaurant. I know complicated foodie thinking. The satay restaurant we had in mind is Nyok Lan Kajang Satay recommended by my sis’ friend who’s hails from Kajang.
The first thing I saw upon reaching the restaurant is the satay on the barbecue stove (pit?). It was manned by an old uncle. My first impression: Nope, doesn’t look yummy to me based on the color of the satay.
Even the satay’s sauce (peanut gravy) looks kinda dull.
We decided to order 10 pieces chicken satay and see if it’s any good. If it’s good we’ll order more. Kiasu foodie thinking ya?
Ahhh I was put off by the color immediately. I need my satay to be a bit charred and the peanut sauce to be dark in color. I’m pathetic, ya, no? I guess for me that’s the characteristics of good satay.
Peanut gravy with chili paste. The chicken satay was just mediocre. Although I’m a chicken breast gal, I love my satay to have a little bit of fats in it. The chicken satay we had were all lean meat.
Some said Nyok Lan used to be very good but have deteriorate in their food quality. I cannot comment on this except the satay I had were so-so only. We didn’t fight for the last piece of satay and that showed what my family thought about Nyok Lan satay. My sis commented they were quite good. It could be better if the marination was done well (longer).
Nyok Lan Kajang Satay is a kopitiam-styled shop located a block away from Shell petrol station and faces Jalan Semenyih.
Have you tried Nyok Lan satay recently? What do you think about their satay?
Nyok Lan Kajang Satay @ Restaurant Malaysia
31, Jalan Semenyih
Tel: 03-8733 1160
Daily 11am-10pm. Close on Tuesday.
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Taken with Samsung Galaxy S3