Saté Kampar, East Passyunk's impending Malaysian BYOB, is opening for dinner service come January. Eater recently caught up with owners Ange and John Branca to create a menu preview. Why? Because many of the items they'll serve are not common in Philadelphia, and it's possible that a lot of these dishes will be delicious. While the bible-long menus in Chinatown's Malaysian restaurants have done a great job of introducing the cuisine to this city, Saté Kampar will delve deep into the age-old recipes, with only a small menu of saté (bamboo-skewered marinated meat grilled over coconut shell charcoal) and lauk (family style dishes meant to share) prepared and served like they would be in a Malaysian household: on imported Malay tableware, set with a fork and spoon, as is tradition.
Here now, a preview and primer of what's to come: