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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

Seattle Food Blog Group: Malay Satay Hut

A while back, Molly from Orangette and I discussed getting together a group of Seattle Food Bloggers to talk about food, eating, cooking, and blogging. Our favorite topics.

After much planning, we finally met everyone last night:

Accidental Hedonist
Amuse Bouche
Culinary Fool
Orangette
Tasting Menu

We had a delicious meal at Malay Satay Hut—everyone chose something from the menu and we ate family style:
Roti Canai – Flatbreads with a curry dipping sauce
Fish with Thai Sauce – A whole (delicious) fried Tilapia with a sweet and sour tamarind sauce
Mango Shrimp – A beautiful dish of sweet mango and shrimp served in hollowed out mango shells
Dried Curry Crab РA whole crab saut̩ed in curry sauce
Curry Beef – A spicy and rich beef curry
Nasi Lemak – Not quite sure what this was, but it was good—it came with rice, eggs, some sort of stewed meat and a chutney
String Beans РSpicy beans saut̩ed with shrimp
Noodles with Tofu – This was really good, but I didn’t get the name of the dish

The food was great, but I found it hard to concentrate on both the food and conversation at the same time, so out of politeness, I opted to concentrate on the conversation.

Actually it was great. We had such a varied mix of people in terms of how they approach blogging, how long they’ve been doing it and with what seriousness. It was a little odd at first because we all knew the intimate food-related details of each others’ lives, but had never met. The idea of being anonymous and not-so-anonymous at the same time is really interesting. I had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone. I hope we can do it again soon…




11 Responses to “Seattle Food Blog Group: Malay Satay Hut”

  1. Molly says:

    It was quite a success, wasn’t it? It was lovely co-organizing with you…and now, what’s next?

  2. juji says:

    nasi lemak is a traditional malay meal in itself that consists of coconut rice (rice cooked in coconut milk and seasoned with salt), and additional bits to go with it like fried chicken, beef curry (usually rendang), prawn sambal (prawns in a sweet/spicy chili sauce), “cool” vegies like cucumber (sometimes tomato), and a hard-boiled egg (or sometimes fried, but i think boiled is infinitely better)

    it’s usually eaten for breakfast or lunch.

  3. megwoo says:

    Hi Molly,
    It was great! I’m glad we finally got it all organized. Let’s plan another soon… or maybe we should pass the baton to Brenda?

  4. megwoo says:

    Hi Juji,
    I think ours came with beef, but fried chicken sounds awfully delicious as well. Thanks for the info!

  5. juji says:

    megwoo,

    i think the fried chicken part is something grandmothers and mothers do for the kids when their mouths aren’t yet up to handling spicy curries that usually go with it … or at least, i know that was the way my grandmother looked at it! :) i always get a little excited when they serve it with fried chicken because it’s just so good.

  6. megwoo says:

    Juji,
    That’s pretty funny because that’s how all my friends think of me; a spice wimp. Any family recipes you’d care to share?!

  7. Oops! I missed your comment about passing the torch. Happy to do it if you’d like! I think we should all take turns – that way we may all get to try places we might not have been.
    Brenda

  8. megwoo says:

    I agree about taking turns—I think that’s the way to go! What do you think about March 24th or 26th for a date? Would you like to choose a venue and send out invites?

  9. Yes ma’am! You all should have email now… :-)

  10. cindym says:

    hi megwoo – i just saw this! i´m so jealous of you guys. i was actually going to see if you´d like to have lunch this weekend. I´m going to be in Seattle for a few days and I would love to meet you in person, if you´ll be in town and have the time. If you want, email me back.
    – Cindy, who is currently stuffing her face with a selection of Mexican junk foods

  11. Stephanie says:

    This food looks absolutely delicious! I’ll have to put the Malay Satay Hut on my calendar. Thanks for the tip!

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