Who doesn’t love satay? Sate or satay in almost all of Indonesia we find various types of satay. Sate itself is meat that has been cut into small pieces or in such a way that is then stuck on a bamboo stick. The skewered satay is grilled on wood charcoal and covered with peanut sauce. The meat can also be made of chicken, beef, goat, rabbit, buffalo, and others. There are various types of satay that are very popular with Indonesians, namely:
1. Sate Madura
Judging from the name, this satay certainly comes from Madura. Sate Madura is indeed the most famous. When asked about Madura, the thing that is remembered is definitely satay. We have met many people who sell Madura satay but not in Madura. Even so, the sellers are still Madurese who have migrated to the city. Sate Madura uses chicken or goat meat. The method of cooking is the same in general, grilled over charcoal. The satay seasoning is sweet soy sauce and palm sugar mixed with mashed garlic, fried onions, and fried peanuts, then complemented with paste, candlenut and salt. It is served with mashed thick peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce.
2. Sate Ponorogo
This satay from Ponorogo City, East Java is made from pieces of chicken soaked in soy sauce, served with peanut sauce and chili sauce with sliced shallots, cayenne pepper and a little lime juice. Even baking using clay burning. Apart from the seasoning, the difference between Ponorogo satay and Madura satay is the cut of meat. Ponorogo satay has a bigger cut than the Madura satay.
3. Sate Padang
Sate Padang is characterized by the spices it uses, which is a yellow broth made from rice flour mixed with meat and offal broth, turmeric, ginger, garlic, coriander, galangal, cumin, curry powder, and salt. While the meat used is beef or goat offal which is boiled with spices and then grilled. But for those of you who don’t like spicy don’t try too much.
4. Sate Taichan
This satay is an innovation from a Japanese foreigner who was visiting Indonesia and bought satay on the side of the road. At that time he wanted to cook his own satay He only adds salt, lime, and chili sauce as seasonings for baking. The presentation does not use peanut sauce like other satay, only with chili sauce and lime and eaten with rice cake. The result is chicken satay that is white and dry.
There are many other types of satay such as the famous sate klatak or lilit satay. However, the four types of satay above are often found everywhere. For those of you who want to taste different and different types of satay, this can be the next culinary reference.