Satay

Bangkok Travel Guides / August 17, 2016
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Satay is a favorite grilled item in Southeast Asia as it is easy to eat, affordable, and really delicious. Such is also the case in Bangkok but, of course, the Thais reinvented the satay to create a recipe that is distinctly local.

In Thailand, pieces of meat are marinated in a concoction of turmeric and coconut milk for long hours. This process results in tender meat that is oozing with flavor. Although already delicious on its own, it is always served with a side of peanut sauce. This sauce helps bring out all the juicy flavors trapped inside the meat. Locals recommend pairing satay with beer – no arguments there.

Here are the best places to have satay in Bangkok:

  • DEE MOO SATAY | Khlong San
    For legendary satay with incredible peanut sauce
    What to order: Pork satay, Toasted bread, Chinese iced tea
    Price range: 5 to 15 baht ($0.14 to $0.43)
    When: 15:00 – 21:00 (Daily)
    Where: Tha Din Daeng, Khlong San, Bangkok
  • KUANG HENG | Pratunam
    For lean chicken satay that bursts with flavor
    What to order: Chicken satay, Khao man gai, Ba mee
    Price range: 30 to 60 baht ($0.87 to $1.73)
    When: 17:00 – 02:00 (Daily)
    Where: 930 Petchaburi Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok
  • AMAD ROTDEE | Bang Kapi
    For reasonably priced Halal dishes
    What to order: Beef satay, Khao mok gai, Goat biryani
    Price range: 30 to 70 baht ($0.87 to $2.02)
    When: 08:00 – 16:00 (Daily)
    Where: 27 Rama IX Road, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Bangkok
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