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Succulent Satay, Anyone?

>> Monday, October 25, 2010

Venue: Terminal Satay Zul, Jalan Alor Akar, Kuantan
Occasion: Dinner with friends
Overall comment: This place is by far the ONE satay restaurant that never failed to satisfy me. The barbecued meat are juicy, generous, & very flavourful.
Halal: Yes

Satay is pretty much a well-loved food by Malaysians from all walks of life, various races, & religion. It is actually marinated meat (with tumeric & various seasonings & spices) grilled on a skewer, served with slightly spicy peanut sauce, fresh cucumbers, & fresh red onions). Satay is commonly found at Malay stalls/restaurants, but even the Chinese have their version of pork satay (alongside the usual chicken, beef, & mutton), which can be found at certain Chinese coffeeshops/restaurants in the country. Kajang's satay is said to be the most famous in Malaysia, but as the years went by, I personally believe (and I think there are many others who will agree with me!) that Satay Zul should be crowned the King of Satays!

The succulent chicken satay (RM0.60/skewer)
I must say that the peanut sauce here is "oh-so-good"!

Terminal Satay Zul started way back in 1974; that's like THIRTY SIX YEARS now! From its humble beginnings selling satay on a motorcycle, the proud owner of this thriving business, fondly known as Pak Zul, has come a long 'til he registered his business under the name "Restoran Satay Zul" in 1994. He retired in the year 2000 & since then, the business was taken over by his son, Faidzullah.

The restaurant was then given a new name, "Terminal Satay Zul", & is strategically located between 2 densely-populated residential areas, Seri Kuantan & Alor Akar. Anyone heading towards the famous Teluk Cempedak beach in Kuantan will never miss the sight of this busy restaurant along the Jalan Teluk Sisek. To date, Terminal Satay Zul has "mushroomed" yet another restaurant near the East Coast Shopping Mall in Kuantan!

Terminal Satay Zul @ Jalan Alor Akar
Photo taken from my.88db.com

This restaurant offers an extensive range of satay: chicken, beef, mutton, liver, venison (deer), & "stomach" (called "perut" in Malay...I'm unsure what animal's stomach is served, but I'm assuming it's the cow's). Apart from satay, one will also be able to indulge in their Nasi Lemak & Nasi Dagang. Anyone who loves the fragrantly barbecued meat skewers will certainly not be disappointed by the juicy & flavourful satay, commonly served with nasi impit (compacted rice), cucumber & onion slices. Not to forget is the thick, authentic spicy peanut sauce that gives the barbecued meat an extra "kick" & "umphh"! Without the peanut sauce, the barbecued meat won't really be "satay"!

Nasi Impit (RM2.00/set)
Their nasi impit is slightly softer than expected, but still very palatable. I can eat just the "compacted rice" with the peanut sauce!

Mutton (Kambing) Satay (around RM0.80/skewer)
One of their better satay variants...scrumptious! :D

Venison (Rusa) Satay (around RM1.20/skewer)
I have never tried venison satay, but somehow I feel that venison tastes much better & more authentic when stir-fried with ginger & spring onions (Chinese-style)

This restaurant will usually be packed with people almost EVERYDAY! It opens only for dinner 'til midnight, but it also offers catering services (satay, nasi lemak, & nasi dagang) upon request.

If you're around Kuantan, do try this place out & I am quite sure that if you're a satay-lover, you won't really be disappointed. Of course, this is a personal preference ;)

Map to Terminal Satay Zul

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Terminal Satay Zul
A2600, Jalan Alor Akar
25250 Kuantan
Tel: (+6019) 960 8454 (Farah Ezlyeeza)


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5 comments:

thule a.k.a leo October 26, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

one thing I don't like about this place is the fact that parking is relatively hard to find.
I always use Seri Kuantan's road to head back home everytime in order to avoid the traffic jam in Jalan Beserah! My friends have told me about their satays for ages but sadly I have yet to go and try it myself!

PerutBesi October 26, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

->leo: Haha..parking is quite a challenge, but you can opt to park at the housing area beside or opposite Satay Zul...there's surely some parking there :) If not, try for a place to park at the Medan Selera la...should try the satay here at least once ;)

email2me October 28, 2010 at 6:47 PM  

Gotta kill my crave with Haji Samuri's. Regret reading this! Droolz ~~~~

PerutBesi October 28, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

->email2me: Hahaha...don't la regret. U're such an avid food hunter. I'm sure u'll get here someday :D

paowao October 29, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

from young i ONLY eat satay zul! if its not from satay zul den i won't bother hahahaha (in kuantan lah)

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