Satay Malaysian Cuisine
Malaysian, Chinese, Thai
SEE UPDATED REVIEW BELOW.
Description – Malaysian restaurant. Good, spicy Malaysian food. Entrée price range $7-$16.
Services – Malaysian and Chinese cuisine. Take Out, Free Delivery($5 min. local, $10 min. outside), BYOB
Address – 99 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-4586
Telephone – (201) 386-8688,(201) 386-9868, Fax – (201) 386-1880
June 2006 – first impressions
Just wanting to try the bubble tea drinks turned into a dinner review! This line of work isn’t good for the waistline, fyi.
Living in Hoboken what seems like forever, walking by Satay what seems like a million times, can you believe that I’ve never even walked in there before? Today was the first time.
Nice little interior, but seemed bigger from the outside. Warm and friendly, a tad on the “busy” side.
The waitstaff was professional and efficient (not hard considering the kitchen is no more than 10 feet away from any table.)
The total order consisted of the following (hasty ordering by the way.)
– Ayam Pandan $6.50 (basically fried chicken fingers w/ spicy dipping sauce)
– Mango Noodle $7.95 (egg noodles w/ chicken, mango, peppers, etc)
– Ayam Kelapa – $13.95 (think: If General Tso and Ms. Sesame Chicken had a kid)
– A fresh coconut drink ($4) and some bubble teas ($3.50).
For starters, I’m a giant fan of coconut water. It’s very nutritous and hydrating. This was no exception. They basically shave a green coconut and cut a hole in the top. Was ice cold and refreshing! (the waitress added the umbrella for effect!)
The Ayam Pandan I wasn’t a big fan of. Looked good, but was rather tough and the sauce wasn’t spicy. My friend liked it. I wish I would have ordered the Roti Canai pancakes that everyone raves about instead. What a dope I was. Will not be ordering this ever again.
After that the entrees came. The Mango Noodle dish was decent. The chicken was soft and tender, although the dish again wasn’t spicy like it was supposed to be. Could have had a little more flavor, but was still good overall.
The Ayam Kelapa was a sure winner. Delicious chicken chunks and loads of cucumber slices and packed with taste. This made the Mango noodles better, though. I’d order this instead of General’s chicken any day.
The Bubble drinks are very interesting. The tapioca nuggets are fun to drink, although I came close to choking to death a few times. Be careful! The Malaysian coffee is strong and satisfying. The Almond tea was ok.. if not a bit strange.
As you can see here, the choices we made weren’t for the health-conscious person! 🙂 The next time we go back, will try the steamed dishes and the better appetizers. Remember this is first impressions only! The lunch special looks like a fabulous value. Hopefully some better info will come out of the second review!!
Overall, we really enjoyed Satay, and recommend it. If you haven’t given it a shot, why not try it?