Satay Brothers MontrealPosted By Jennifer Ho Aug 23 2011 · 1 comment · Snacks & Street Food
Located immediately next to Atwater Market’s parking lot in its open air market space, the Satay Brothers has been garnering a lot of buzz in the Montreal food scene lately – and rightfully so. Serving South Asian food, the menu is short but sweet and filled with authentic Singaporean items. Alex (one of the Satay Brothers) ordered for us after we asked him to give us the best of what they had.
After quickly grabbing a spot at a picnic table close by, we were served ayam chicken brochettes – marinated meat stuck onto a skewer served with a fresh peanut sauce. The meat was firm and fragrant, having been barbequed just before. We had an order of the steamed pork buns that tasted just like they would in Asia – the meat was oh-so-tender, the pieces almost melting in your mouth. Paired with crunchy marinated cucumbers, coriander and green onions, these were sandwiched in between a traditional Chinese bun. I could have eaten another serving, that’s for sure. The green papaya salad was full of tang and sweetness – mixed in with hot red peppers giving it a spicy kick for those who enjoy the heat. A bowl of laksa coconut curry noodle soup came with a quail egg, shrimp, fish cake and a sprinkling of bean sprouts. Great, but could have used a more generous helping of noodles! Dessert was a delicious coconut rice cake. I do feel as if the meal was on the more expensive side of the spectrum which is unfortunate – it just means you can’t go there every day like you would want to. It was also interesting to see that it was the only kiosk with a constant and steady stream of diners patiently waiting in line for their turn to order, a testament to its popularity. One other thing to remember: cash only!
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