Food Review: Kwong Satay
(located along Geylang Lorong 29, together with Swee Guan Fried Hokkien Mee)
Satay (Pork, Chicken, Mutton)
Price: $0.60 each stick, minimum 5 sticks each type & minimum 10 sticks
I was having Swee Guan Hokkien Mee and I saw that this satay is supposed to be famous, so I ordered 20 sticks, 15 sticks of pork & 5 sticks of mutton with 1 ketupat. The ordering process wasn't too pleasant with the stall assistant uncle speaking in a rather unfriendly tone and instructing customers to look at a number tag (without even himself looking at it) and ask customer to collect. As confused as I got, I realised there is yet another guy whom will call out to the tag number when the satays are ready for collection. So do take note when you are ordering.
Unwavered by the attitude of the assistant, I tried the satay without prejudice and the following is my review.
The pork satay is pretty nice with mix of meat and a good piece of pork fat in between which gives it a good balance of oiliness and texture. The meat is well marinated with the usual satay flavouring and barbequed with a good level of char and sweetness. I would say it's not out of the world but it's definitely not a bad piece of satay. Same level as Chong Pang satay. Similarly, the same could be said of the mutton and the mutton does not have any weird mutton smell which is very welcomed. The only complaint is that the satays are not well proportioned with some sticks having more meat and some with much lesser meat.
The satay sauce, unfortunately is not great. The sauce does not have a good satay and peanut punch and taste rather diluted or maybe, if I could put it, diluted peanut butter taste which is a shame. If the peanut sauce was better, it would have gain a better review. The cost however is lower than usual at the time of review at 60 cents each which most other stalls in Singapore are selling at 70 cents.
The ketupat seems to be homemade as you can see the rice grain very clearly. However, that would be a tell tale sign that the rice cake is tougher than usual as well which is the case. The flavour however is acceptable with a good rice and leave aroma.
All in all, the coffeeshop was not really the cleanest one around in Singapore and if you are not in craving of satays while waiting for Swee Guan, you can probably give this a miss.
3V out of 5
549 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389504
Along Geylang Lorong 29 or nearby roadside parking
Adjunied MRT (not within walking distance)
Mercedes Benz A200