Every culture has their own version of barbecued skewered meat, and here in Singapore we take from the Malay or Indonesian version that’s served with a fragrant peanut sauce, ketupat, raw onions and slices of cucumber. Generally made with chicken, mutton or beef, we can’t deny that satays are one of Singaporeans’ favourite dishes to enjoy. Just where are the best satays in Singapore? Read on to find out more!
1. Charcoal Grilled
Charcoal Grilled in Bukit Merah truly grills up some delicious satay with pork, chicken and mutton options. The sticks are well-seasoned and tender with some charred bits, and every bite is full of flavour. It pairs perfectly with the soft ketupat and chunky peanut sauce. Come expecting a queue, and try out their rojak too!
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-09, Singapore 151115
2. Chong Pang Huat
Chong Pang Huat serves up sticks after sticks of delicious chicken, pork, mutton and beef satay. Each piece is said to be juicy and tender with a great meat-to-fat ratio, and every order is accompanied by an abundance of freshly peeled cucumbers and onions. What’s also great is that they have multiple outlets scattered all over Singapore but their standard is pretty consistent!
Address: Multiple outlets
3. Chomp Chomp Satay
We all know Chomp Chomp for its awesome food, and Chomp Chomp Satay is a MICHELIN Plate recipient thanks to their satay with a special peanut sauce mixed with pineapple juice! At $0.70 a stick, there’s no reason why Chomp Chomp Satay shouldn’t be your go-to spot for tender, juicy meat skewers.
Address: 20 Kensington Park Road, #01-34 Chomp Chomp Food Centre, Singapore 557269
4. Haron Satay
Satay isn’t hard to find, but Haron Satay at East Coast Lagoon Food Village deserves a special trip. They’ve been here for 40 years, so it’s no surprise why their satay is highly lauded. No matter if it’s chicken, mutton or beef you like, the juicy meat sticks with chunky peanut gravy will keep you coming back for more.
Address: 1220 ECP, #55 East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Singapore 468960
5. Ah Pui Tiong Bahru Satay
Why is Ah Pui Satay so popular? All the pork meat is still sliced by hand, marinated with a secret recipe, skewered and then grilled skilfully over charcoal. The sticks here are more expensive than usual, but the pieces of meat are also larger. It’s hard to find this sort of traditional satay anymore so we definitely highly recommend a visit!
Address: 28 Smith St, Singapore 058942