Thursday, October 07, 2010

Satay Kingdom Cafe, Wellington NZ

 Cuba street is one of the hippies street in Wellington, New Zealand. Be it to the tourists or among the locals. The area is prominent for its hippie/bohemian cultures. You will notice heavily graffiti-ed alley, street buskers, the homeless, lots of bars and potential crime convicts predating for their prey.

Malaysian cuisine are surprisingly popular in Wellington. Malaysian theme restaurants can be found almost in every corner of streets in windy Wellie. It is in an alley of left bank, Cuba St that stands a rather economic Malaysian restaurant, Satay Kingdom Cafe.

Local newspaper even have this survey on best Malaysian restaurant and Satay Kingdom Cafe was voted the best in 2007. And that was 3 years ago. Hmmmm..

 The alfresco dining of the cafe. Always a favourite among the Caucasians. Not in my favor, at least not in windy Wellington ehh. The restaurant operated in an open style kitchen. In order not to get ourselves stained with the smells of Char Kuey Teow, alfresco dining is the only choice.

 Roti Canai which often mistaken as Roti Chennai by the Caucasians. The Roti is no way near the Mamak standard back home and it is more like a sweetened pan cake. It is served with a bowl of chicken curry which tasted Malaysian but sweetened to reduce the spiciness to feed the taste buds here. @ NZD6.

I was hesitating if I should order their Nasi Goreng Kampung but finally opted for Fried Kuey Teow. A dish not to be missed when you are visiting a Malaysian eatery in the foreign land. It turns up rather good with all the necessary ingredient to make a decent Char Kuey Teow. Priced @ NZD8 or 8.50. This is definitely a more economic choice than the one I had in Angie's Kitchen, Auckland.

 Their Laksa noodles was chosen for our Taiwanese friend as an introduction to her virgin experience on Malaysian Cuisine. We suspect the mussel is actually a "specially added ingredient" from one of the chef who is a friend. Let alone the rather westernized taste, this is a rather generous bowl which flooded with ingredients and priced less than NZD10. 

The Nyonya Chicken with rice @ NZD8.50 by Landy

Wikitravel stated that they are famous among the Malaysian students. Satay Kingdom is perhaps the cheapest option of its kind and worth a visit to ease the craved.


melmonica said...

Wahhh nyonya chicken rice so exxy!

ken said...

will certainly make me miss the food in malaysia.. =)

Charles said...

sexy hooo

suituapui said...

Hmmm...must tell my daughter about this one. Dunno if she has been there or not...

Dorothy said...

hey, memang has mussle in the curry laksa. i ordered that before in Satay Kingdom and i was friend of noone.

Quite Simply Kellie said...

Ooooh,I used to LOVE their Mee Goreng! Best hangover food ever!

Anonymous said...

man if anyone can send me a recipe for the roti canai curry I would be forever grateful! I live in London now but used to eat that twice a week.

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