Do it myself…

I have been cooking my own version of meat, usually beef, with satay/sate sauce for a long long time now, probably since the late 70s or 80s, ever since we discovered wee’s sate sauce…

wee's sate sauce

This is actually the peanut sauce for people to dip their satay in while eating those pieces of meat on skewers barbecued over a charcoal fire. At one time, it was not available in the shops, so I had to use another brand – Ayam, which tasted good but the colour was kind of yellowish like it had a lot of kunyit (tumeric) in it. My mum said I could add a bit of tomato sauce to give it the desired reddish colour but I never tried that.

Whenever my missus cooked this same thing, she would be pounding/blending a whole lot of extra onions, chillies and whatever ingredients to make it taste nicer but being basically lazy, I would do no such thing.

Well, the other day, I decided to cook the dish for dinner…

STP's satay prok 1

I added one Bombay onion – chopped till really fine, and two stalks of serai (lemon grass) crushed at the ends. Afterย cutting the meat into thin slices – I used pork as there was no beef in the freezer and I did not feel like using chicken, I mixed the sate sauce with it to marinate it. To cook it, I fried the chopped onions in a little bit of oil till brown before ย I added the serai…and after a while, the meat. I kept stirring till the meat was cooked and then I added half a cup of water to let the meat simmer in the gravy for a while. Once the gravy had thickened, the dish was ready to be served…

STP's satay pork 2

So, there you have it – my sate pork…with no salt or msg added.ย It actually tastes very nice – nice enough to serve on special occasions like birthday, Christmas or Chinese New Year dinners…but personally, I prefer beef.

Come, tell me what you think – if you see this in the menu at a restaurant, do you think you would want to order it?

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

34 thoughts on “Do it myself…”

  1. That looks really yummy!!!! hmm i cant remember whens d last time i had satay sauce … ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    You didn’t have satay in Penang? Before you left Malaysia? Aiyor…kesian! Maybe you can find this sate sauce in the stores there and cook your own…or go to the Malaysian/Indonesian restaurants there. Will be mighty expensive, of course. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. penang no lor. Im frm melaka la haha. Got satay celup lor. Have u tried it b4?

      Yup! But I prefer lok lok in boiling water…and dip in satay sauce provided in bowls. The bubbling satay sauce…not a pleasant sight. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. hungry just by looking at it, how come i never see that brand of canned food ler .. where to buy ? xD

    In Malaysia? Anywhere…in the shops, supermarts. I got mine from the mini-supermarket near my house… It tastes really good or else we would not be cooking it after all these years and serving it at open houses and parties.

    1. i swear i never saw that. i live in malaysia btw. haahaha

      I know…based on your other commenters – they’re local so I guess you must be too. LOL!!! Maybe if you look harder, you may find it somewhere… wee’s brand is quite popular for other canned stuff too. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Could have sworn this goldflower is someone we know. Tsk… why have this funny feeling wan ah… ishhh!

        I was wondering if she could be your surrogate twin…or you? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      2. i think we were lovers in past life. hahahah xD.joking

        Who? You and Cleff? Eyew…. Or maybe she was a man in her previous life? You reckon that’s possible? Muahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      3. See told you she’s a Malaysian. But the thing is… I think I know her. *pengsan*

        ps: Woi, Cikgu, got MAS Merdeka sale. Rm99… go check it out. LOL.

        You know her? Who? Who?…..Humph!!! That one, don’t get cheated lah! That day I was happily planning to go to KK, got tickats over RM60 one way…and then when I was about to purchase, I saw the overall total – over RM300 inclusive of tax and whatever. Sigh!!! In the end, decided to kwai-kwai stay home lor… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  3. Looks good…. and what an appropriate brand name. hehe

    Ya…I wish!!! Absolutely no connection unfortunately! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. Kesian… if I dono you well, i could have sworn that the company is yours! LOL.

      In my dreams… If only! If only! Sobs! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. Ooo….nice ka? Must try then.

    Nice…otherwise, I wouldn’t be cooking and enjoying it all these years. You may want to kay liao…like Ah So for added fragrance but it is nice as it is – the way I did it. Not pedas though…maybe pound a couple of dried chillies and add – will add to the colour too.

    1. Nice! STP gave some to me last time n I cooked once with pork n another time with chicken, both yummy! I bought Ayam brand before, not so nice.

      See, everybody…a testimony to the fact! I gave her two cans on one of her previous trips to Sibu. You didn’t use beef…??? Aiyor…Ozzie beef so fresh and juicy. Here no choice, no fresh beef…plus expensive!

      1. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ my boy ah, wun take local beef… If want him to eat beef, have to buy Australian beef.

        Wah! He’s got expensive taste hor! But local beef also not cheap… Over here, the last time I saw was RM25 a kg. Kambing even more expensive, RM30…and the worse part is even if you have the money, none for you to buy! Tsk! Tsk! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  5. Hahahahahaha… laughing at the can… gosh… could have mistaken you for being a businessman, Cikgu.

    Hmmm…. how much would you charge if you’re to sell this? LOL… I think Kat and Ling would like this… they really gila babi. pantang see babi, they will want to eat!

    Me in business? That will be the day. Sure bankrupt one! Charge how much ah? Like that at least RM20… That can of sate sauce already RM3.50 plus the pork, RM10.00…can lah kasi untung sikit! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ But I think pork is a bit mild, chicken too – I prefer beef, nicer…more compatible with the sauce.

    1. Ish… so expensive… no thank you. But yea… I think beef would be better too. Looks like it’s more compatible with beef, or lamb, of venison. *dies drooling*

      Sigh!!! How to make business like this? Sikit untung also tak boleh… Ok lah, I kasih discount, charge you RM19.95 ok or not? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Yum! I love the peanut sauce! Whether on satay or anything else! Therefore, I would LOVE what you cooked! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Then you must love gado gado too! The sauce is similar/the same… Nice!

  7. wee’s brand? Never see before. Share the same name as you ar? Maybe you own this brand?? Are you? hahhaha

    The dish look very good, taste good too?

    I wish! I would be so very rich then. Yes, it looks good, tastes good…and the best part is it’s so very easy to cook…

  8. *horrified* I abit beh tahan if I let people read my articles without having those caps locks and punctuation on. goldflower cannot be me. Must be an evil twin! Eee… must go chec k her IP see where she’s from! LOL.

    Go…go and when you’ve found out who she is…come back and let me know. Oops…how come suddenly I feel like I’m King Herod telling the Three Wise Men? Muahahahahaha!!!

  9. That’s smart cooking…haha. I should earn the trick for parties ๐Ÿ˜€ Now that I know how to cook, I won’t order if it’s on the restaurant menu! You should have kept it as a secret recipe…haha

    Oh dear! I think I must stop sharing my recipes… Later if I open a restaurant, no business… Everyone can cook their own. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  10. Look yummy, gonna try it this weekend…..thanks for the recipe Arthur

    Welcome. Good luck, I’m sure you’ll like it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Looks nice. I love satay and since I’m “home alone” this weekend, I’ll treat myself to this satay dish…I’ll share it with me, myself and I…hmm…Looks like I’ll have to cook enough for 3!!!:)

    Don’t worry! That should be enough for six…so you can keep the leftovers till tomorrow, no need to cook something else. Hahahahaha!!!

  12. hey.. STP…u r so loaded…now only i know.. u have your own production of wee’s sate sauce!! gosh..why never give us a tin or two last time?? LOL… looks delicious.. ok, let me look at the air asia website in a minute.. hahaha..

    Dream…dream…dream…all I have to do is dream! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Hahahaha….I’m sure you can get it there – wee’s is a West Malaysian brand and I’ve seen other products like chicken/beef curry and others. Never mind! If I get to go to Ipoh again, I know exactly what to bring you! LOL!!! Any luck getting cheap tickets on Air Asia? Hari Raya time, of course, no such thing – they always jack up the fares during peak periods!

  13. Oops paiseh never seen or hear about Wee’s sate sauce before you must be wondering Bananaz could be from Jupiter haha. Great cooking sounded so easy like XYZ. Yummy..tQ

    As easy as ABC… Seems that many do not know of the existence of the brand, much less this sate sauce. Well, next time you drop by a supermart, take a look… You may spot it in the canned food section. LOL!!!

  14. Of coz I will order it ๐Ÿ˜€ Waiseh STP, compiling menus here.. do I sense a restaurant coming up real soon ? Let me know and we KL bloggers will fly to Sibu at once ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hahahaha!!! Not me lah…but who knows? Maybe my daughter will have a change of heart and want to open one. Then I can promote my specialties… Hehehehehe!!!

  15. Sate pork? My first seeing this kind of sate. :p Must be delicious. Then again…if I do it myself…if will not be that delicious.

    Why? Even if you just fry meat in the sauce, it will also taste good. Can’t possibly go wrong. Pork satay seems quite popular in KL and Penang, dunno Malacca. Personally, I prefer beef…or mutton. Love the stronger fragrance of the meat…

  16. haha, haha cleifarry,checked my ip? LOL! want to meet up to see how similar we are. LOL.
    cikgu, u should ask the wee factory give you unlimited supply to the canned food coz u promote them mah.

    Now the plot thickens… I’ll just wait and see how it develops. Ya…they should! Maybe just half a dozen cans of the sate sauce will do. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. i would order it! But before that, give me free tastings first can?

    Can, no problem… For you, anytime! So, when are you coming to Sibu? LOL!!!

  18. Aha…so you are promoting this product. ๐Ÿ˜› Just kidding. The food really looks good. Wanna try it. One order of that please. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here! Come…come..! Bon appetit! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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