Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Sate Kajang Hj. Samuri @ Damansara Utama, Selangor

This restaurant or chain of restaurants as it is today needs no introduction at all. It has been in Malaysia for many years now and has made it's name in the Sate business. Sate Kajang Hj. Samuri started off it's business in Kajang, Selangor and today has branches throughout the country and specifically having small outlets in most highway rest areas. Today, this entry is about a visit to one of their outlets which is located in Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya.

The Iconic Trade Mark

Sate Kajang Hj. Samuri in Damansara Utama
This outlet is one of their first to be open in Kuala Lumpur. It occupies a single lot and the dining area is open on the ground and first floors.

Self Service for orders

Today as their business has grown, they have a great number of customers all the time. Even when we were here, the ground floor was full house and we got the last available table on the first floor. Once I got the table sorted out, I then had to head to the ground floor again to join the que to place my orders at the cashier. You have to place the orders quoting the table number and then pay for your dishes. They would then be sent over to your respective tables. Despite the huge number of orders, I must say that the girl at the cashier handled it very efficiently.

Spicy Chilly Paste

The Iconic Peanut Sauce

A Helping of the mixture

One of the many reasons this sate is famous is for the Peanut Sauce. It also comes with some Chilly Paste which you would add to your helping of the sauce to your preferred taste. Here, the Peanut Sauce is a little sweet, not too thick and is just about right. Personally, I prefer it with more chilly so I add more of this Chilly Paste. The Sate is later dipped into the Peanut Sauce and eaten.

Nasi Impit @ RM 1.50
This is another side dish that is quite common when having Sate. It is compressed rice and in Malay known as Nasi Impit. There is also some cucumber slices here. These are also dipped into the peanut sauce and eaten along with the Sate.

Chicken and Mutton Sate. Mutton Sate @ RM 1.40 per skewer

Chicken Sate @ RM 0.70 per skewer
Finally the Sate's arrived. The lighter ones were the Chicken Sate and the fewer and darker ones were the Mutton Sate. Here, they also have Rabbit Sate, Fish Sate, Chicken Liver Sate and Beef Sate. They used to have Venison and Ostrich Sates but I did not see it on the menu today. The Chicken Sate is priced at RM 0.70 per skewer and the Mutton Sate was priced at RM 1.40 per skewer. Rabbit Sate is priced at RM 2.00 per skewer. I do not have to comment on the taste here as they are pretty famous for their offerings. However just a personal note, I find their Mutton Sate not so perfect. There are flaws and the meat is a little  hard. Chicken however is good.

Us at Sate Kajang Hj. Samuri
On the whole, it was a satisfactory dinner. Though it was almost 10 pm when we were leaving, still there was a great number of customers waiting for tables and many more waiting for take away orders. The bill for the day including the drinks came to RM 87.05 . We ordered some fruit juices and I find the price to be very reasonable. On the whole, it is definitely a recommended place to have Sate.

Address:  79 & 79M, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama,
                 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours:  1100 - 0000 Daily

Telephone: +603 7710 5318


  1. Hi there, you might want and try another great sate known as Willy Satay located at Sg Ramal Food Junction....

  2. Hi MNZ, thank you very much for the recommendation. Just did some Google search and it seems that they are pretty famous too. Would definitely add them to my 'must try places' list. Thank you again for the recommendation.

  3. Love the way you have to add chili paste into the Peanut Sauce! will make a difference!

    1. Hmmmm....I'm suddenly craving for Satay now :(