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Juicy satays & even juicer BBQ wings at Canberra Meals Village

There are two unwritten guidelines relating to good satay right here in Singapore. Firstly, they appear to solely exist at Lau Pa Sat, East Coast Lagoon Meals Village and Satay by the Bay. Secondly, any satay outdoors of those three institutions is claimed to by no means be nearly as good or as genuine. What if I informed you that the times of the satay monopoly are over? Working example: Satay Sumang.

Satay Sumang - Satay Sumang Exterior

Situated at Block 115 Canberra Stroll, Satay Sumang first opened on 12 March 2021. It most not too long ago opened one other outlet at, properly you guessed it, Lau Pa Sat.

I’ve a confession, I’m not a giant satay fan. I usually don’t like my proteins tasting candy and have had horrible experiences prior to now, even from the highest three satay places!

Satay Sumang - Grill Station

My common satay expertise usually consists of chilly, overly candy and means too chewy skewered meat with typically stale ketupat (rice cake).

It’s no marvel they’ve it on skewers, as they double as toothpicks. To high off the ordeal, I might at all times have that one uncle who’d be sure that I ate the cucumbers and onion cubes on the aspect to make sure I had a balanced meal.

Satay Sumang - Exterior of foodcourt

Attending to Satay Sumang wasn’t a problem. Canberra MRT Station is the one MRT station close by and after that, it was a reasonably simple eight minute stroll alongside the brand new neighbourhood.

They’re open from Tuesdays to Sundays. On weekdays, it’s open from 3pm to 10pm and on weekends, 1pm to 10pm or earlier ought to they run out of satays.

What I attempted at Satay Sumang

Satay Sumang - Satay Platter

I had the Hen and Mutton Satays for S$0.80 per stick and BBQ Wings (S$2). Different satay choices embrace Beef and Tripe, that are additionally bought at S$0.80 per stick. There are additionally BBQ staples like BBQ Prawn (S$2 per sticks) and BBQ Squid (S$7.50 per 5 sticks).

I actually appreciated the truth that the satays didn’t have a minimal order and the menu wasn’t mounted in units, not like some well-liked institutions. 

My order took round 20 minutes to reach, however understanding that it was grilled contemporary on the spot made the wait palatable. I used to be barely upset that the rice desserts weren’t a part of the set and have been an extra S$0.50.

Satay Sumang - Chicken Satay

My first chew of the Hen Satay had me almost chomping by the stick as I used to be so used to biting down on satays arduous. This was totally different. They have been sizzling and actually tender. I didn’t even have to drag the skewers away from me as my enamel clamped on the meat. 

Satay Sumang - Chicken Satay

It had a touch of sweetness, with the turmeric flavour coming by strongly. The darkish spots on the satay, which have been the charred bits, supplied a pleasant crunch and complimented the marginally candy flavour of the meat. 

Satay Sumang - Chicken Satay

Initially, I believed the peanut sauce was barely extra watery than I remembered it to be, however I used to be impressed by the variety of peanut bits in it. The sauce didn’t present any warmth, nevertheless it was good for me because the nuttiness in some way labored with the mildly sweet-tasting Hen Satay.

It added a sure stage of savouriness that I didn’t suppose satay wanted any extra of. That mentioned, I nonetheless wouldn’t have grilled hen on my peanut butter sandwich.

Satay Sumang - Mutton Satay

The Mutton Satay wasn’t as juicy because the hen and positively jogged my memory of different satay institutions. It had that acquainted pull and chewiness, however I think that’s speculated to be anticipated because it’s mutton. Nonetheless, it made for a nice expertise. I additionally seen extra charred spots which solely intensified the flavours.

Satay Sumang - Mutton Satay Sauce

The flavours of the spices have been extra profound within the Mutton Satay. It was additionally sweeter than the Hen Satay.

Sadly due to the extraordinary flavours, it didn’t gel properly with the peanut sauce, with the Mutton Satay being decreased to an aftertaste.

I’ve to say regardless of all of that, I used to be sharpening the satay sticks clear at an above-average human pace.

Satay Sumang - BBQ Chicken

I moved on to the BBQ Hen. You know a hen is cooked properly when the pores and skin turns into gelatinous protein goodness, and this was precisely what it was. I used to be shocked at how moist the hen was, as grilling isn’t essentially the most controllable technique of cooking, however Satay Sumang managed it properly!

Satay Sumang - BBQ Chicken

My one gripe with it was that it didn’t style BBQ-ey sufficient. Regardless of the charred marks, it tasted just like the sweetness from char siew hen and even appeared prefer it. I hoped for a robust smoky flavour and perhaps even a splash of spice in it, however none was discovered.

Satay Sumang - BBQ Chicken sauce

The chilli dip that got here tasted like your hen rice chilli and didn’t actually do a lot for me. Nonetheless, it didn’t cease me from devouring the hen wings.

Satay Sumang - Cucumber and Onion

In fact, for that one uncle that by no means stopped nagging at me, I ate a few of the cucumbers and onions. They tasted contemporary and my physique felt revitalised. Thanks, uncle, for the recommendation.

Remaining ideas

Satay Sumang - Satay platter done This can be a no-brainer, particularly for many who dwell within the North. The worth could also be related or much more costly to that of different retailers, however the lack of mounted units and minimal order means you may be versatile along with your order. Additionally, have I not talked about how good they style? And that is coming from a satay non-believer. 

Perhaps the view isn’t as fairly as different institutions, however are you actually going to care concerning the view if you’re going ham on satay sticks by the dozen? Yeah, I believed so. Satay Sumang positively suits the invoice to make the SETHLUI TOP 300.

Anticipated injury: S$0.80 – S$14 per pax

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Worth: $

Our Score: 4.5 / 5

Satay Sumang

115 Canberra Stroll, Singapore 750115


Our Score 4.5/5

Satay Sumang

115 Canberra Stroll, Singapore 750115

Phone: +65 9247 4818

Working Hours: 3pm – 10pm (Tue to Solar), Closed Mon



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