I’m on fire…

My missus and I went out for a bite the other evening but our original destination was not open and eventually we ended up at Taman Selera Muhibbah, an open air hawker centre located not far from my house.

I was delighted that my regular satay stall there was already open for business even though it was not 7.00 p.m. yet…

Muhibbah satay 1

Now, doesn’t she look nice and neat…and clean? At some of those satay stalls, you see those dark, skinny and scruffy-looking kids dressed up like “Mat Rempits” and the mere sight of them would you think twice about eating what they cook.

All the sticks of satay were nicely laid out on the grill over the hot burning charcoal fire…

Muhibbah satay 3

…to be barbecued to perfection…

Muhibbah satay 3

…and eaten with the delicious and spicy peanut gravy provided…

Muhibbah satay 4

You dip the meat into the gravy like this…

Muhibbah satay 5

…bite it and pull it off the skewer and eat. Yum! Yum!

For RM1.00, you get three sticks and we had 10 chicken and 20 beef…and that cost RM10.00. Cheap! And very very nice! Anybody wants satay?

Author: suituapui

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

44 thoughts on “I’m on fire…”

  1. I go here pretty often too, just coz it’s close to where I live and it’s open till late! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I like the satay there, totally agree, it’s great stuff…if only they have pork and chicken skin and other satays.

    I like one of the stalls kueh tiaw too, it’s not extremally good but if it’s late, it’s the best you can get. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The only problem is, the lady who owns that stall has a tendency to chat you up while you’re eating. Haha!

    LOL!!! She didn’t say much to me – guess I do not have that same magnetic pull that you have. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not a fan of pork…and definitely not chicken skin but I would love lamb. We had the mee goreng pattaya…but it was not great and it was getting dark by the time it was served (those people work at a snail’s pace) so the photographs I took did not turn out nice. Yeah, it’s near where we live. They open late? I thought the place closes at 11? That’s nice…can have satay for supper then… ;Want some? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Haha! Well, not this particular stall but some stalls in Muhibbah opens until 1 am.

      Yeah, I’ll love some satay. And pien sik too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Ok…so can’t have midnight satay then. ๐Ÿ˜€ Hmmm…you’re missing Sibu, are you? Come…come home – you can have all that you’re craving for… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Yes please, 20 chicken and 10 beef!

    Very cheap indeed and looks real good. Over here we see skinny Malay men who look pretty decent, selling satay. Seldom see Chinese. I know, Sibu is predominantly Chinese.

    Yes, but this lady is Malay even though she does look Chinese. I don’t think she’s Melanau as the Melanaus would converse with the others in their own language. She was speaking Malay the whole time.

  3. Gosh!!! So CHEAP!! rm1 for 3 sticks??? Over here, 60sen per stick and I think they are going to increase soon since the chickens prices have gone up!

    60sen??? That’s Kajang price! But their sticks are huge…double these, or at least they were the last time I was there many years ago. I saw somebody posting on it the other day – the price is still the same but it seems that the sticks have shrunk – not much bigger than these now. Come, no need to eat there – so expensive… Come to Sibu and eat here! Just as nice… Hehehehehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Looks good. Which reminds me I’ll have to stop by there sometime. Been looking for a good satay place since Abang Malek retired.

    This one’s good, Philip. I’ve been buying from there for a number of years now – only problem is they do not open early and I usually have my dinner around 6…so can’t wait for them to start business – will go for something else instead. Typical Foochow, don’t eat dinner so late. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Will take your word for it, probably try it tonite. BTW, have you checked your email?

      I haven’t. The photos? Eyewwwww….I hate looking at my own photos – big, fat and ugly…and old. Watch out for the posts – tomorrow and the day after. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. *grrr** y la always make me craving for foods at here!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ so cheap summore!

    Muahahaha!!! Don’t scold me! Those people were threatening to post satay photos to torture me…so I quickly went to eat. Hehehehehe! Now they will have to look for photos of other things to post for this purpose. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. wow, those satay really looks great!! have not had satay for a long time already, and this surely makes me miss them so much!!

    Me too! Have not had them for so long and I saw photos on Facebook and in blogs – was craving for the, And finally, I managed to get to eat some really nice ones…so can last for a while before I will go back and eat some more. LOL!!!

  7. Hey, you not only just dip into the peanut sauce, you turn the stick around and make sure it holds a generous junk of the sauce! Well, funny, I have been in Kuching for one and half year, I have not tried any satay!

    I hear there is a roadside stall across river- Jalan Astana where you would squat by the road and eat – exactly like way back in the good old days…and the satay is very good. Have yet to go there and try.

  8. wahhhh…. satay looks good.. drooling liao.. if only the peanut chunks are bigger… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I guess these days they all use food processors and blenders so it is all so fine. True…for many things that I cook, I would rather pound manually – kasar, no doubt but much nicer.

  9. Good looking satay….but then I seldom…. seldom take, maybe once in a very …very blue moon. When I see them fan the burning charcoal,… oooopss!!!… the ash will stick to the satay……rather unhealthy. Anyway, RM1.00 for 3 sticks is cheap.

    That’s part of the beauty of the whole thing. Try baking in oven lah…not nice at all. LOL!!! So you don’t go for BBQ chicken wings, fish and stuff…or have barbecues at home? Also the same… They did say that one BBQ chicken wing = 8 sticks of cigarettes…so best to stay away. Once in a while, ok lah… Wouldn’t did that easily. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Not only BBQ chicken wings, fish & stuff and also deep fried. I would avoid as much as I can.

      Wow! Healthy living… Son’s going to be doctor some more…double healthy. If I tell you all my “sins”, you would faint! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Not doctor lah. He is taking pharmacy.

        Oh? Same thing. Can prescribe all the medication to stay healthy…and free some more hor? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. For RM1.00, you will only get one stick over here. Haha. I prefer chunky peanuts and a dash of sambal (for extra spicy) in my gravy.

    RM1? Where? Somebody just went to Kajang, said it was 60 sen a stick. Yes,they give the extra chili sauce for the gravy in Kajang but not here… We just have to eat it as it is…

  11. What a *saad-day* seeing those yummy satay so C&G *cheap&good* in Sibu. Sometimes I wonder when satay is mentioned Kajang would pop-up automatically. Think almost all satay are nice, sorry Bananaz wallop sahaja hahaha…shall leave it to the foodie experts for comments.

    No, definitely not. You go all the way to Kajang…also not all are nice. Only one is nice – Hj. something… The rest not as good – not worth going all the way. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here – you can hop over to this blog and see… http://foodntravella.blogspot.com/2011/07/sate-kajang.html

  12. RM1 for 3 sticks? that’s cheap! here in Kuching it’s RM0.50 per stick.

    Adoi! Well, Kuching city mah…people there kaya raya one… Muahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. wa…….RM1 for 3 sticks. Sure it’s chicken meat or not :p. It’s very cheap. There is one stall in the pasar malam here selling RM6 for 20 sticks but not much meat.

    Chicken is cheap… 3 for RM1.00, not surprising…but beef is VERY expensive here. I expected it to be more expensive but they charged me the same. Dunno…maybe they like my nice, handsome, honest-looking face. LOL!!!

  14. So cheap only RM1 for 3 sticks! And it looks meaty and juicy…OMG, am hungry now ((~:~))

    Nice, very nice… In fact, nicer than before – did not use to be generous with the meat…and the price has remained the same , another good thing about it.

  15. muahahhahahhahahaha, someone want to tempt me for satay! Too bad, i just had it two days ago with Cruz, he is satay lover, two of us had 15 sticks! Actually i took picture and i forgot to load it up to FB and tag you! hahahah

    Next time when you in KL, let me bring you for Satay, but not kajang la, so far, near my area also got two stalls sell very nice Satay. yum yum!

    RM1 for 3 sticks? That is so cheap! Here RM0.60 consider cheap, some places sell RM0.70 or RM0.80 per stick!!!

    Tsk! Tsk! With friends like these, who needs enemies? Purposely want to upload photos torture me. Ummm….don’t miss my post tomorrow, k? Hehehehehe!!!!! KL…city mah! Like Kuching…all kaya raya, so must pay more. Hehehehehe!!!! For one thing, the price of the satay here has been the same for years now – really good! Buiness also very good – while we were eating, so many people went to tapao…non-stop.

  16. Wahh Rm1 for 3? That’s super DUPER cheap!!! And it looks good and meaty too! Give me some please!!!! LOL!

    Come! Hey…I thought you hinted once that you would be coming over soon… No more sound after that? You were supposed to come on the Firefly promo too but not in the same gang, is it? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  17. Yes, the satay does look meaty and good. And cheap, too! But the stall didn’t serve ketupat, cucumber and onions as side dish? Must-have when I eat satay ๐Ÿ™‚

    Alas!!! Nobody making ketupat in Sibu for a long, long time now… Last time whenI was young, there would always be ketupat… Cucumber and onions, I’m not that crazy over those…but I would love to have ketupat with my satay. These days, when I want ketupat, have to buy and cook those packet ones from the supermarket. Not the same… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  18. The satay so gemuk…full of meat and cheap too.In Melaka, the famous Hailam satay so skinny never mind, sometimes you get rongak ones too…the meat fell off while bbq-ing!!..and the price was 50 sen a stick about 2 years ago.
    Anyway,..my satay also nice…hehehe.Want to try,ah?

    Melaka? Dunno lah…never had satay there. I know many would go for the satay celup there…but not me. I prefer those in Singapore (Newton Circus last time), cook in plain boiling water, dip in satay sauce and eat…not in boiling satay gravy that would go plob-plob-plob…like the Rotorua mudpool. Muahahahaha!!!!! Your satay nice? Come, bring some when you come to Sibu. Hehehehehehe! Hey! You’re back from Coromandel? Not frozen stiff kah? Wink! Wink! ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Tsk… dono wud’s wrong wif my Inet connection… now onli can browse around… >.< been trying to load ur blog since noon… betul betul screamyx!

    Satay… nice…kakakak… I makan satay quite often, so lucky me… tarak drool. Keh keh keh keh…

    Not to worry…didn’t miss much – nothing here that will torment you. LOL!!!

    1. *spooked* Somehow I have a funny feeling that a few more days I will kena torture. >.<

      No, no…nothing, cross my heart! LOL!!! Haven’t been eating much around here…

  20. Wow, the stall and its food looks so sanitized! lolz
    So cheap and looks so yummy too! *drools*

    Clean eh? That’s what I always compare. Those I saw in SP really put me off…and the flies! Eyewwwww!!!!

  21. nowadays so hard to find food seller with a clean apron loh ๐Ÿ˜‰
    satay is my fave, quite often but still *drools* , hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yes, I was impressed by the cleanliness. All hawkers should try to be like that. You like eh? Nice! Slurpssss!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Yummyyy. I’ve tried satay at so many placs here in Malaysia and overseas, but the best I find is the one in Kajang ๐Ÿ™‚

    I like Kajang’s too…but this one’s pretty good too…except that they’re not as generous with the peanut gravy…and no ketupat. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Well, 3 for RM1.00, really can’t complain.

  23. Phuwaaaaahhhh!! 10 ringgit. That’s like how much I spend for a cup of juice each day.
    Still reckon the thicker Indonesian satay sauce is better tho ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hehehe. (Biased). But if anything like that is open right here… I’d buy a whole animal.

    Beggars can’t be choosers eh? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ But I thought there’s a satay house or something in Wellington? Any good? A lot more expensive, I’m sure…

  24. i love satay! she did look neat ๐Ÿ™‚

    Indeed. I like hawkers looking nice and clean… Wouldn’t spoil the appetite just looking at them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I want I want, your satays look so good!!! YUMMMY!

    Come…come…come on over to Sibu! But I’m sure there are a lot of better ones at your side but maybe not as cheap. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  26. Oh Yum! Love satay. They look so mouth-watering with the peanut sauce.

    LOL!!! You’re from the peninsula, aren’t you? Lots there – available everywhere. Just help yourself. And a warm welcome to you to my blog…Will link you in my blogroll. Do come again…often! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. But the satay sauce looks a little watery. I prefer the thicker sauce with chunks of peanuts.

    I thought it was thick enough…just that there were no chunks of peanut. The price we pay for progress – using the blender or food processor isn’t always the best idea, I must say!

  28. this is one of the most common street foods here… in fact they’re selling grilled chicken intestine, chicken head, chicken feet and more hehe

    Eyewwwwww…..no, thank you! LOL!!!

  29. That’s very cheap !!! Just had satay yesterday night despite having ulcer and sore throat! haha….

    Oh dear!!! Asking for trouble eh? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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