Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sen Kee Duck Satay, Kepong

Food Adventure Series - Kepong, Part One


When Saturday arrived again and Jason mentioned about meeting up for dinner, I had in mind to trek into some unfamiliar territory for some good food hunting. With the recent post on Lim Kee, KampungBoyCityGal had left a comment to "remind" me that they stay nearby to us too. So, at around 7.40pm, the three of us (CityGal sans KampungBoy) headed off to "unknown" coordinates. Why unknown? Cos even at that very moment, we still had not decided where to eat! After Jason and I had our usual brotherly and sisterly "argument" in the car with CityGal sitting at the back thinking where to go to, I suggested that we go in search of Sen Kee's Duck Satay in Kepong and take it from there. Problem was, none of us knew where it was or how to get there. Reading road maps and making calls to friends (to the extent of not only asking them for help with directions but to also those who were at home to go online and get us the address from VKeong's post on Sen Kee!) yielded no answers.

We decided to throw caution to the wind and just started heading towards Kepong. Quarter way through, we suddenly remembered that Simon stays in Kepong and we called him to see if he knew where Sen Kee is and whether he wanted to join us. He couldn't really figure out the directions over the phone but decided to join us. We pulled over at Carrefour in Kepong and waited for him...by the time he got into my car, it was already 9.30pm!!! But nothing can faze us and with Simon leading us towards Taman Desa Jaya, we arrived ... Aaahhh! I don't know about the rest of them, but for me it was like "Eureka!" - felt like doing a little dance there and then! Hahaha...

It's actually just a little stall located outside a Legend Garden Restaurant and since we had no intention of eating Chinese dishes, the four of us decided to sit on the lone table outside and eat duck satay and nothing but the satay...all forty sticks of it!

Sen Kee Satay
At 60 sen (USD0.15!)a stick, one has a choice of chicken, duck or lamb.

Food Blogger At Work
CityGal at "work" with her new DSLR!


In Unison
This is my first time seeing two staff, working side by side while fanning the grill. Apparently they dress in the same colour code too. They both had worn pink when Vkeong ate there.
Satay Trimming
When the satay is cooked, it'll be transferred to the side table where one of the ladies will trim off any burnt bits with a pair of scissors before it's served to us.
Duck Satay
and here's the Duck Satay in all its glory! It was moist and the meat had a springy texture, had no gamey taste to it and was flavourful enough to eat it on its own without the satay sauce. I did try the sauce and it was quite good - thick and nutty! Well, Jason surely liked it a lot as he drank up his plate of satay sauce! :p


Would I come here again for the duck satay? The answer is a resounding YES! (CityGal and I ordered extra sticks to go!) and I just hope that I still remember the way there. Hahaha....Well, as in any "traditional" food crawl, one stop just doesn't cut it. Going along with Simon's suggestion, we proceeded to our next destination...but's that another post :D


Sen Kee Satay
Jalan 12, Taman Desa Jaya
Kepong
Tel : 019-218 7538/019-249 2572
Opens from about 6pm - 10.30pm
Close on Mondays

Update : Take note : This was informed by "dreamangels" who left a comment on this blog post

dream.angels said...

hi.. juz to inform u guys tat d restaurant where d satay uncle is at, has changed d name to Restaurant MCY.. then, this will make it easier to find uncle satay's stall...



Stay tuned for Food Adventure Series - Kepong, Part Two




27 comments:

Simon Seow said...

If I have more money, I would have order 10 more sticks lol.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wow..another member of the DSLR gang..

duck satay is definitely a first..

u guys r crazy venturing into the uknown..i usually stock up on maps n directions b4 i even consider!

kampungboycitygal said...

arghh my fugly pic..

vkeong said...

yeah the satay is really good :)

jasmine said...

wow. duck satay! this does sound enticing but kepong's bit unfamiliar to me too...

Tummythoz said...

Did u say DUCK satay? Is there such a thing? I don't believe! Bring me there!

Pretty please?

J2Kfm said...

hahaha .... food crawl without a destination?! cool! :)

she went to the extent of trimming the burnt bits, for every single stick?!!! wow. can charge extra 10% for service caj also nvm ...

New Kid on the Blog said...

ai yo... all dslr, i dare not meet up lor... so high fly leh the camera. :)

Nic (KHKL) said...

great! another place to check out without having to travel allll the way to town..heheh..thanks!

wmw said...

Simon : Hahah...it was so nice till you couldn't stick to your original plan of having 5 sticks!

Joe : Yay! Unknown, that's where some of the fun comes from! We don't know till we go!

KBCG: Nolah...where got?

vkeong : Thanks for the tip!

jasmine : Well, as you have read from my post, unfamiliarity won't stop us! Hahaha....

Tummythoz : Can, when? You shifting to PJ anytime? LOL...

J2kfm : Yes, that's pretty exciting right? Hahaha. Actually hor, I would like the burnt bits!

NKOTB : Nolar...we are nice, friendly people, no camera also we welcome :o). Comelar, next time you come to KL, come look for us.

Nic : Yup, yup....I'll be making frequent visits there too! Maybe we all can meet up for makan and karaoke there in Kepong! Hehe...

~Christine~Leng said...

wa... citygal 'hou YENG ar!' ;P
i miss food crawl la... sob sob ;(
MW, i wanna see ur moves with your DSLR too... haven't see before ;P teehee ^^

sc said...

how interesting! duck satay! looks yummy :) aherm..you have another fren staying nearby too for makan in the future ya? hehe

tigerfish said...

Duck satay! I so love to try it!

jason said...

Ok lah, you won this time. *pinch

When is our second one?? :D

Anonymous said...

Just dropped by cos I am hungry. Today The Star published a write-up on duck thigh noodle. Have you tried that place? http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/1/15/central/2964163&sec=central
I think your food write-up is good enough to send to The Star. How about it?
Quack from Alice

Cokeworld Citizen said...

Wah 40 sticks...only? Hehe 7.40pm to 9++pm...Its crazy...hehe

So many ppl get DSLR d...I feel so out of place...hahaha

Surprise to see they trim the burnt bits. Saves the ugly sight of ppl like us biting the burnt bits and spit it somewhere on the table :S

mimid3vils said...

My territory :)

ilene said...

Eh, how did I miss this outlet! First time I'm hearing of duck satay! Must give it a try one day.

CUMI & CIKI said...

kindly call cumidanciki the next time u go .. eh? ;P

Life for Beginners said...

Duck satay? That is definitely a first for me! You are truly one of the most "adventurest" food bloggers in town, dear! :D

wmw said...

Christine : We go for food crawl when you get back!

SC : Okay...gotta remember! :o)

tigerfish : Make a trip here ;o)

jason : Unknown till that day comes! hahaha...

Alice : Thanks for dropping by...thanks that you think so :o)

Cokeworld Citizen : Like I said, I like some burnt bits...but not burnt offerings yah? LOL!

mimid3vils : Ah...email me your contact no. Can call you next time ;o)

Ilene : Near you ah? We have yet to meet up, maybe meet up over duck satay! hee hee...

Cumi&Ciki : Hahaha...email me your contact no!

LFB : Well, not as "adventurous" as the BSG team ;o)

Beachlover said...

at last I can visit your blog thru FG!! I try to visit you from last week but fail,dunno what happen to few Msian blog or internet carrier!! Can't even visit BBO blog too! duck satay!! I wanna some !!

Bernsy said...

wow congratz on getting a new DSLR... looking at Kepong posts really making feel homesick , kekeke !!

dream.angels said...

hi.. juz to inform u guys tat d restaurant where d satay uncle is at, has changed d name to Restaurant MCY.. then, this will make it easier to find uncle satay's stall...

Kelly T. said...

Oh, you guys have been to Desa Jaya and other parts of Kepong town for food hunting huh? That's really cool.

We (my family and I) go to Seng Yuen quite often (in those days) then we got tired of waiting for our food to arrive :P Nway, we've explored better place for makan! Wanna go?

I've also tried the Sen Kee Duck Satay too..but have not tried Tim Pun Gor Gor. Maybe one of these days :D

I live there btw :P

*Da PR gal =P*

wmw said...

Sorry, just realise that there were comments that I didn't reply to earlier...

Beachlover : I guess you should be able to access the internet and blogs by now :o)

Bernsy : Bernsy, will you be coming back to Malaysia???

DreamAngels : Thanks....will update the blog.

Kelly T : You wanna go for food hunts too? Sure, will go cari you :o)

Elaine said...

now they hv another stall at Desa Aman puri...at

MCY Restaurant
No 19-A, Tingkat Bawah
Jalan Desa 2/8
Desa Aman Puri
52100 Kepong
Selangor