Singapore. Satay.

I’ve never been quite so happy to be back to eating meat as I was last Friday when M.L.’s order from a hawker at Bukit Timah Market arrived at our table in the corner carrying this:

Pork, mutton, and chicken satay from Bukit Timah Market.

The meat is sweet and savory at the same time and the peanut sauce that traditionally accompanies the dish adds a pleasantly surprising spice to the mix.

If there weren’t so many other delicious meal options on this island nation, I’d be tempted to eat it everyday. But since there are other food excursions to be had (tonight’s dim sum at Yum Cha in Chinatown deserves a post of its own), I’m going to just savor the memory of the satay and attempt my own version of it when I return to the States. There’s a good Malaysian recipe (here) that looks fairly similar to what we had as well as a slightly simpler Thai recipe that could also be delicious (here).

If someone else will volunteer to bring the potato salad and beer, this could be one heck of a summer barbeque…

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