Thai. Name of
any kind of skewered food. Commonly used are small slices or cubes
of meat, which are skewered on thin
seasoned and grilled
or barbequed over a charcoal fire, and usually served with a sauce (fig.).
In addition, the slices or cubes of meet are often topped
with, or separated from each other by, some fruit and/or vegetables,
such as a wedge of pineapple, slices of a bell pepper, whole or
some peels of onion, small tomatoes, etc. Besides
the many variations of satay made with
fresh meat or seafood, also other kinds of food are
used, such as sausages, mushrooms,
variations commonly found are: diced pork, which is typically
topped by a piece of pork fat,
and some sliced cabbage, as well as skewered sliced pork or sliced chicken, which
is typically served with peanut sauce, and eaten with slightly
roasted or toasted bread and a fresh salad of sliced cucumber, red
onions and red chilis,
usually decanted with some sweet vinegar, translucent in colour.
Though originally a dish from Indonesia,
where it developed from the Indian kebab brought by
satay is now commonly found
throughout Southeast Asia, especially as a street food snack. On
markets in some countries, such as
also skewered insects are readily found (fig.).
Also spelt sate.