Tomorrow marks the official opening of Saté Kampar, South Philly's new Malaysian restaurant opening at 1837 East Passyunk Avenue. And while this cuisine is relatively uncommon to Philadelphia, chef-owner Ange Branca has given Eater quite an education about all that she plans to introduce to the Avenue.
Malaysian street food is the name of their game, saté being the primary focus. Grilled over red-hot coconut shell briquettes (as is tradition), the skewered meat comes in two styles: "saté Kajang", served with a spicy peanut sauce, and "saté Melaka", served with a pineapple peanut sauce.
The rest of the menu is broken into other shareable street foods meant for sharing and snacking, and drinks: "kopitiam", which translates to "coffee shop", will be the various forms and variations of coffee and tea drinks, while "minuman", or "beverages", will make up the gamut of Malay classics: Ribena sodas, canned Milo, and most importantly, fresh Malaysian coconuts, hacked into table-side. Check out the menus here: Saté Kampar Menus