5 Best Satay in Singapore for Your Skewered Meat Fix

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Listed at number 14 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods, compiled by CNNGo in 2011, satay is a must-try dish in Singapore. The satay dish includes skewers of grilled meat, sliced cucumbers, sliced onions, pressed rice cakes, served with thick, sweet, and hot peanut sauce on the side.

And herein are the 5 best satay places in Singapore which are highly recommended by local foodies.

1. Lau Pa Sat Satay

Lau Pa Sat Satay Image: Teroen Elfferich
  • Price
    From 60 cents/stick
  • Address
    18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
  • Phone
    +65 6220 2138
  • Opening hours
    Daily from 19:00 till late (Lau Pa Sat satay street)
    24/7 (Lau Pa Sat Festival Market)
  • Originally built as a wet market in the 19th century, Lau Pa Sat has been converted into a hawker centre where both local and Asian foods are sold. Located in Singapore’s Central Business District, Lau Pa Sat is always busy with the crowds of office workers at lunchtime. At night, a satay street is rapidly set up at the outdoor area of the food market, adding more bustle to the place.

    What people like

    • The satay street of Singapore with more than 10 satay stalls: Lau Pa Sat satay street, an outdoor dining area belonging to Lau Pa Sat Festival Market, is the only satay street in Singapore. It only wakes up after dark, from 19:00 onwards, and lives energetically until the leave of the last diners. Its satay stalls provide diners with skewers of chicken, lamb, beef, and pork from Chinese to Muslim style. Among those, stalls # 7, # 8 and # 10 are the standouts.
    • Lively street dining experience: As the city lights up, the bustling atmosphere is started with swift setups of folding tables, plastic chairs, and the starting of charcoal fires. The barbecue smoke carrying the irresistible aroma of the satay reveals the readiness of Singapore style barbeque party. Enthusiastic crowds will quickly fill up the place to make this nightspot one of Singapore’s most exciting street dining places to savor the best satay with cold beer.
    • Convenient location: Lau Pa Sat is located right at the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District and within walking distance from Raffles Place MRT station.

    WHAT ELSE CAN BE FOUND THERE?
    Lau Pa Sat satay street is a food street in a food market with various kinds of food choices. Besides satay, diners can find most of the Asian favorites from Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indian, and Korean food stalls there. Those foods have decent quality with food court prices.

    GETTING THERE:

    • Buses: 10, 10E, 57, 70, 97, 97E, 100, 107, 130, 131, 162, 186, 196, 196E, 75, 167, 700, 970, NR1, NR6
    • Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place (5-minute walk)

    2. Chomp Chomp Satay

    Chomp Chomp Satay Image: Kyle Lam
  • Price
    From 50 cents/stick
  • Address
    20 Kensington Park Road 557269
  • Opening hours
    Daily from 17:30 till late
  • Chomp Chomp food centre is famous for delicious versions of numerous local dishes, especially satay, it is praised as one of the best satays in Singapore.

    What people like

    • The satay is well marinated and juicy, and the peanut sauce is thick, sweet, and not too spicy.
    • Besides satay, diners can enjoy other yummy Singapore street food like Hokkien mee, fried oyster, carrot cake, and BBQ stingray.
    • A good place for late dining

    SATAY ON OFFER: Pork, chicken, beef, mutton

    NOTE: The ventilation system at Chomp Chomp food centre is not so well maintained, be prepared that it would be hot there.

    GETTING THERE:

    • Buses: 73, 136, 315, 317
    • Nearest MRT station: Lorong Chuan MRT (CC14) (Walk 21 minutes from Exit A)

    3. Chuan Kee Satay

    Chuan Kee Satay Image: Richard Lee
  • Price
    From 40 cents/stick
  • Address
    Old Airport Road Food Centre, Stall #01-85
    Block 51 Old Airport Road, Singapore 390051
  • Opening hours
    Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 18.30 - 23:00
    Sunday 13:00 - 23:00
  • If you are a satay lover, pay a visit to Chuan Kee Satay to try its pork satay which is probably the best pork satay in Singapore. Started as a family business in the 1970s, this food stall has served yummy traditional Hainanese satay for almost 50 years and it is now run by an elderly couple.

    What people like

    • Its pork satay, a nice combination of succulent pork meat and fat, flavorful spices, and tasty peanut and pineapple gravy
    • Chuan Kee Satay is well located at the famous Old Airport Road food centre.
    • Reasonable prices

    SATAY PRICES: S$0.40 to S$0.50 per stick. The minimum order is 10 sticks.

    SATAY ON OFFER: Pork, chicken, and mutton

    NOTES:

    • There is usually a long queue at this satay stall.
    • Satay meat pieces at Chuan Kee are smaller than its counterparts’.

    GETTING THERE:

    • Buses: 10, 16, 30, 30E, 31, 32, and 33 (Walk 2 minutes from bus stop B81171)
    • Nearest MRT station: Dakota MRT (CC8) (Walk 3 minutes from Dakota MRT (CC8))

    4. Kwong Satay

    Kwong Satay Image: awee_19
  • Price
    From 40 cents/stick
  • Address
    Sing Lian Eating House, 549 Geylang Road, Lorong 29
    Singapore 389504
  • Phone
    +65 6565 0002 / 9755 2771
  • Opening hours
    Daily 17:00 to 23:00
    Closed on alternative Wednesdays
  • Introduced in the “Yummy King” show of Mediacorp TV food program, and featured in The Straits Times newspaper, Kwong Satay at Geylang is a well-known satay stall in the island city. Its signature dish, pork belly satay is a must-try dish for all satay fans.

    What people like

    • The mouth-watering pork belly satay
    • Peranakan Satay sauce style
    • Lively and vibrant surroundings

    SATAY PRICES:

    • S$0.40 cents per stick for pork satay or chicken satay
    • S$0.50 cents per stick of for mutton satay
    • S$1 per stick for pork belly satay
    • Ketupat (rice cake) costs 50 cents each
    • Minimum order: 10 sticks

    SATAY ON OFFER: Pork, pork belly, chicken, and mutton

    NOTES:

    • Kwong Satay also supplies satay (raw satay or cooked satay) for BBQ and private parties.
    • You can also try Hokkien mee dish from the famous Swee Guan Hokkien Mee when you are at Sing Lian Eating House.

    GETTING THERE:

    • Buses: 2, 13, 21, 26, 40, 51, 67, 853# and NR7 (Walk 1 minute from bus stop B81029)
    • Nearest MRT station: Aljunied MRT (EW9) (Walk 6 minutes from Exit A)

    5. Haron Satay

    Haron Satay Image: TIng
  • Price
    From 60 cents/stick
  • Address
    Stall 55, East Coast Lagoon Food Village
    1220 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468960
  • Phone
    +65 6441 0495 / 9362 3707
  • Opening hours
    Tue to Fri 14:00 - 23:00
    Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 00:00
  • Located at East Coast Lagoon Food Village, a relaxing spot at East Coast Park, Haron Satay is also known as Haron 30 Satay, a favourite destination to enjoy Malaysian Muslim-style satay of many Singaporeans. Its satay is always grilled to perfection making its meat very tender and juicy.

    What people like

    • Consistent satay quality
    • Efficient staff and fast service
    • Surrounded by a long sandy beach and greenery trees to provide diners pleasurable and enjoyable ambience
    • Generous amount of meat in each satay stick

    SATAY PRICES: S$60 per stick, the minimum order is 10 sticks.

    SATAY ON OFFER: Chicken, beef, and mutton

    NOTES:

    • Among numerous satay stalls at East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Haron Satay is the standout.
    • Besides satay, Haron Satay also offers BBQ chicken wings.

    HOW TO GET THERE:

    • Buses: 401 (Walk 3 mins from bus stop B93151)
    • Nearest MRT station: Bedok MRT (EW5)

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