The just bygone four weeks have been the hectic month for me at my office. I was assigned to assist the auditing commission implementing their annual schedule on branch office of a state-owned bank where I work for. I and the team were overwhelmingly stuffed with the work getting our heads to spin 😀
That’s why we decided to get us some little escape at lunch time. We were so fervid for some scalding food on that burning shiny day. An outing in line with passionate us inside the office 🙂
After a not too long cruise to and fro, we headed to a traditional eatery serving Sate Kambing. It’s a typical traditional dining place that you can commonly find in Indonesia. Such a place –just like other traditional culinary public houses- is likely to keep standing still vis-à-vis the massive entries of global brands, like McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, etc. Here’s the place.
And we were to order yummy sate kambing. What is it? Sate (same pronunciation as you say latte) is edible cutlets pierced with skewers. The cutlets are traditionally pieces of meat, but modern culinary startups innovate with fruit cutlets like melon, water melon, pineapple, papaya, etc.
While kambing is lamb. Lamb cutlets are pierced through with bamboo skewers and then smeared with ketchup. To cook them, they’re barbecued above a bunch of burning charcoal by fanning the heat manually with plaited bamboo sheet swinging over. However electric fans are now substituted for the manual job by many sate vendors. It’s understood since swinging manually makes your arm stiff 😀
Well cooked, sate kambing is prepared with peanut sauce or black soybean ketchup – which one to suit your taste- and completed with sliced chilli sauce, catter of fresh onion slices, and lime squeezes to boost the savory. Finally, it’s dished out together with a plate of rice, a bowl of lamb curried, and a glass of iced tea or iced orange squeeze. A perfect delicacy.
Warning: don’t eat sate kambing too much and in frequent times for health reason for it contributes to heart disease. Not recommended for those with hypertension.
I take this as a reminder to myself as well. I found it a good reason to satisfy my need of a mild escape from work.
What about an indulgence? Accepted.