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Satay in Kuala Lumpur

Chinese New Year finished a few weeks ago and we are now into March. CNY was a time for me to simply eat food. However with CNY over, in Malaysia the food has not stopped. Has it slowed down, I would say no, I am still eating as much as before and thou have had visions of losing the extra weight gained, there is no stop to it.

Looking for food isn’t difficult no matter what hotel you are staying at. Famous streets like Jalan Alor offer more than ample choice for a lost tourist looking to sample the delights or a local looking for some comfort food. The variety itself makes the mouth water. I have been lucky enough to be taken to some exotic spots outside of Kuala Lumpur as well.

One of the very first we went to was Kajang ( The Home of Satay). Kajang is around 20 km away from Kuala Lumpur. This place is famous for satay and let’s not forget the big bright yellow mosque that’s also a landmark here. I only went there at night time however if you have a car, you can visit the ostrich farm, the shopping malls, yes, I know what your thinking, shopping malls are every where. The national university is also based here.

Kajang Satay

Kajang is Satay paradise, a few places provide the type of Satay we are after. It’s a little food court around the corner from the mosque, and the beauty of it is, they all serve Satay. As you enter the food court, you are hit by the history of Satay. A small presentation tells the story of how Satay was once carried by the local Chinese populace on their backs in steaming clay pots over the mountains. Over here you will find the meat chunks are bigger than the normal the variety offered is unreal. Not just the normal chicken & Beef however you can have liver, ostrich and much much more on offer. The Satay is served with sticky rice which is cubes, a side of sauce (peanut) and cut red onions.


The trip itself was around 40 minutes give or take and the we had somewhere in the neighbourhood of 50 satay sticks between 4 of us. The price was RM42 and this included juice. The Apple Hotel Staff can all help you with direction or taxis however the taxi option is expensive. If you know a local even better as Kajang is worth the visit. I’m sure we all want to go to the home of Satay.