Saturday, July 3, 2010
Sate Ayam Ponorogo--Chicken Satay
The sign claims Pak Siboen started selling sate in 1937, so he has a good track record. The original Pak Siboen is no longer with us, and this restaurant is operated by one of his sons. He opened it in 1954 and has also opened branches in Malang and Jakarta. Another child operates another restaurant by the same name two doors down, but the locals favor the original.
Although I almost never disagree with my wife ;-), I am not as impressed with the sate here as she is. Perhaps it's because I am more a sate ayam Blora fan, but I find Pak Siboen's sate to be somewhat lackluster in taste. Still, 14,000 Rp (approximately $1.50) for ten sticks of chicken sate doesn't justify marital discord. For 9,000 Rp you can get ten sticks of chicken skin sate, or liver, or gizzards. I'm a straight meat man myself.
Sate Ayam Ponorogo
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