At least I’ve tried…

I heard that the satay at this place – the SaTay Ceko’ Cafe…

Satay Ceko

…in Kuching was pretty good so I tried googling to find out more about it but all I got was this one and even though that was last year, it appeared like they had done up the place nicely…

Satay Ceko decor

…so it certainly looked somewhat better…

Satay Ceko counter

…and a lot more presentable now.

Unfortunately, they were out of beef and all they had was chicken…

Satay

…and when it comes to satay, I am never fond of that. So I asked the young boy at the counter where I could find the best satay in the city and he replied, “Here!”  Ah well…I thought that since I was already there, I might as well give it a try, never mind that it had to be chicken.

When it was served (10 sticks for RM6.00)…

Satay Ceko satay

…I was kind of disappointed that the sticks of satay did not have the black charred bits and edges…

Satay Ceko satay & peanut sauce

…and was not expecting much from it. It turned out to be really very nice, whatever it was that they used to marinate the meat with. It did not quite taste like the usual kind of flavours that one would get from satay elsewhere. Never mind that it did not have the burnt parts – as they say, one barbecued chicken wing is equal to 8 sticks of cigarettes so I guess one would be better off without those. The peanut sauce that came with the satay and nasi impit was very good too.

I would not say the same about the nasi lemak ayam ngap sayot (RM5.00)…

Nasi lemak ngap sayot 1

…that I had though. Ngap sayot was the war cry of the Sarawak football team at one time way back in 1988 and I was intrigued by the name and was keen on finding out what that was. The boy said it was masak merah but no, it neither looked nor tasted like it but it would have been nice, just that it felt like it had been cooked too long, especially the meat…

Nasi lemak ngap sayot 2

Given a choice, I probably would go for something else like this same dish with the freshly barbecued ayam panggang (RM9.00)…

Nasi lemak ayam panggang

…instead. The rice was all right, pretty much the same as most that one would get elsewhere.

All in all, I would say it was all right and considering that the place is nicer than most, I sure would not mind dropping by again and hopefully, they have beef the next time around and yes, I would choose to try some of the other items that they have on their menu instead. Who knows I may stumble upon something that would keep me coming back for more…