Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kedai Satay @ Queens Road, Melbourne

Melbourne 2010 Post #5: Enjoying some juicy ribs...

I actually ended up eating a surprising amount of Asian food while I was holidaying in Melbourne... but oh man, some of it was so tasty that I just had to share them with you.

Take the Grilled Ribs with Coconut Rice (AUD $9.80) at Kedai Satay, for example:
- Tender meat**,
(** Although not quite "falling off the bone, melt in your mouth" tender, it was definitely tender enough),
- well marinated, with the tasty flavor absorbed deep into the meat, and not just in the glaze, and
- with that lovely smokey fragrance that eludes many places that serve grilled meats....
Cows are so delicious...

It was served with an equally nice, fragrant coconut rice at the side,... and tasted SO good when eaten with the chunky, sweet yet savoury peanut and black sauce mix that it was topped with.
RAWR - J eats delicious cow...


If you hadn't already noticed, those were not photos of the food or restaurant (which I lost when my SD card got corrupted) - just thought it'd be more interesting to embellish the post with some of my "drawings"***....

(*** Actually, the full truth is that I tried to draw a picture of the beef ribs and it just looked HORRIBLE. Lol)

Anyway, I have "borrowed" the following photos from the Kedai Satay Facebook Page, so that you can have a proper look:
- The inside of the restaurant:
The restaurant interior...

- The beef ribs!:
The actual beef ribs set...

It's really quite a small, unassuming little eatery, located at the base of a small apartment building just outside the city,... but I really enjoyed it. Now I can see why Cindy says that she loves this place!
(Note: They also have an outlet in the city area now, on King's St - details below)

So, it's: Low key, little eatery with a small but delicious selection of Indonesian food at very decent prices BUT limited selection on the menu and the restaurant area is small (Queens Rd outlet) so come early/ book or risk being turned away....

Summary Information:
Kedai Satay @ Queens Road, Melbourne

Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm
Phone: +61 9866 7177 or +61 9640 0371
Address: 2 outlets - 29/34 Queens Road and 186 King St, Melbourne, Australia
Map: (Below)
Website: HERE



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  1. Hahahahaa... great drawings - brightened up my morning already! Long gone are the days when Asian food in Melbourne's an inferior rendition to what we have in KL - I can think of so many things they already do on par, if not better... like dimsum and Japanese!

  2. like your attempt to draw the delicous moo..:p yes, surprise to see u having much asia fare in oz!

  3. Hilarious! I like the how gleeful you look while picking up the cow! :-P

  4. oooh, the recipe sounds yummy in a rojak-ish way ... kinda like having nasi lemak from tanglin with beef ribs from tony roma's with satay peanut sauce with haji samuri? :D

  5. to minchow:
    Well, I'm glad that my "artwork" could help brighten up your day. :)
    (Yeah, and the Viet food there is so nice too!)

    to sc:
    Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.
    (Yay! All the things my primary school art teacher told me is not gone to waste!)

    to Lyrical Lemongrass:
    Hee hee hee...
    Well, that's an accurate visual representation of how I felt when I was eating it! :) :) :D

    to Sean:
    Oooh. That sounds like a fantastic combination to help stave my cravings for this Aussie place. Now need to go to all those different shops to get the recipe ingredients though....

  6. i thought it is selling satay with the name of kedai satay. @@

  7. yes u did have alot of asian food hor..looks like it was more of a memory lane down studying years..where the only meals out had to b asian!

  8. how are you!This was a really fine theme!
    I come from milan, I was fortunate to approach your theme in google
    Also I learn much in your blog really thank your very much i will come later

  9. We Asians must always look for asian food wherever we go - how true, LOL!
    Nice drawings - how to do that ah?!

  10. to ai wei:
    Well, they specialise in grilled meat so it's almost like Satay? :)

    to "Joe" who is constantly craving:
    That's because last time there were so few cheap and yummy Western options...
    (And there's nothing better than a steaming hot bowl of soup noodles when it's cold outside...)

    to anonymous:
    No problem. Glad you enjoyed it. :)
    (Ooh, Milan! How nice... Ciao...)

    to PureGlutton:
    I used my very high tech Microsoft Paint to draw that. haha... :)


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