The Malaysian restaurant we were looking for was Satay. It's located on Washington Street. Washington Street is equivalent to Bangsar back in Malaysia. Only bigger. It's lined with bars, upscale restaurants, trendy cafes and ethnic food joints. One little piece of trivia. Hoboken (thanks to Washignton St) is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as a city with "most bars in a square mile". You can just imagine the choices we have if we are looking for a restaurant or drinking place in Hoboken.
Satay is a small cosy restaurant at the corner of 1st and Washington St. It has this rustic feel to it, with exposed brick walls and dimly lit lights. Traditional Malay fishing baskets and wau's (Malaysian kites) can be found hanging on the walls. The tables were draped with tablecloths in colorful Batik motives. Very nice :)
The selection of Malaysian food in the menu was limited. There were more Americanized Chinese food than Malaysian food in the menu. The prices were also a little bit higher compared to the other Malaysian restaurants in this region. Kevin ordered his usual Char Koay Teow ($8.95) and I ordered Fried Indian Mee ($8.95). We then shared an order of Peanut Pancake ($5.95) for dessert.
The Char Koay Teow was really bad. It doesn't taste like Char Koay Teow at all. It tasted like it was just fried with soy sauce and loads and loads of pepper. The Indian Mee was a little bit better than the Char Koay Teow. It wasn't that bad but really, there is nothing to shout about. We kinda liked the Peanut Pancake though. It's Roti Canai with Ban Chang Koay filling. It's pretty good, tasted like the one in Penang Restaurant. For $5.95, its not too bad at all (it's $7.95 in Penang Restaurant).
Satay - Malaysian Cuisine
99 Washington Street,
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tel: (201) 386-8688
Fax: (201) 386-1880