I hope when I reach Penang on Saturday, I would be on time to catch Aun’s satay at Bangkok Lane.
This elusive fella, Uncle Aun only operates on Tues, Thurs and Saturdays. It is more of killing time & also as a request to his loyal clientele that kept him going. He does takes off as he please though, hence sometimes even on those aforementioned days he is nowhere to be seen!
Alternating layers of tender marinated lean pork & fat, grilled over charcoal, and eaten dipped in a special mix of potato and some secret spices sauce, this was worth the thrice weekly stalking I had to do back then when I was in Pg.
While grilling, these skewers of meat were constantly brushed with oil to enhance the flavor. The same ‘oil’ were dabbed on the bread as well.
Both meat & bread goes really well with the special creamy sauce concocted out from potato, chili and sour plum.
Starchy from the blended potatoes, and sweetish sour with a very very slight chilli kick, I normally mop my plate clean with the bread.
For RM0.50 a stick, just do yourself a favour & get 10.
The corner coffeeshop, Seng Lee Cafe (where the famous Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng is), is opposite his stall & allows the satay to be served inside. Just order a drink & enjoy your satay there. Or do what other foodies would, add an order of Mee Goreng or Hokkien mee, both of which is famous here.
Seng Lee Cafe,
Bangkok Lane, Jalan Burma,
So far I have only found 2 stalls selling this type of satay in Penang, the other one is at Chulia Street, & operates daily except Sunday.
Sai Lam Coffee Shop
Junction of Chulia & Carnavon Street, Penang
Business Hour : 12pm – 9pm
GPS Coordinates : N 05′ 2506.2 E 100′ 2011.5