The Place Located in a shophouse along Chinatown Food Street, Ah Pui Tiong Bahru Satay finally has its own standalone stall, previously available at 195 Pearl Hill Cafe. Opened during the midst of lockdowns in Singapore as with the unwavering Covid-19 situation, we only managed to head down recently to savour their super shiok satay!
A rather simple setup, with Ah Pui taking centre stage in the restaurant, with a small window into kitchen where you can catch him in action.
The Food Other than his signature satay, you will find other items such as Orh Luah, and a myriad of other seemingly awkward main course selections such as Creamy Carbonara and Fish & Chips. Not that I have tried them to give my thoughts about how mismatch the menu at Ah Pui is, but it frankly does not seem to bod rather well.
Not to be distracted, I am here for their aptly names Ah Pui’s Famous Satay (S$11.80 for 10 sticks) that comes with a complimentary Special Peanut Sauce with Pineapple Purée (S$0.80 for additional serving). There’s no need to choose which meats to have for your satay as all the skewers here are pork.
What I like about Ah Pui’s Satay is the well-charred meats, with the meats portioning almost twice that of the usual satay sticks you have in other establishments. The ratio between the meats and fats are great too, with the fats providing more satisfaction.
I also had the AP Orh Luak Aka Orh Jian (S$10.80/medium), a pretty decent rendition to complement the satay.
What’s also unique in the set up here is that you could also order food from the other vendors along the food street, and I managed to get in queue for King Of Fried Rice.
The brand has quite a couple of outlets in Singapore now, and is famous for its value for money fried rice which is famously compared with Din Tai Feng’s version.
I had the Fried Rice with Pork Chop (S$8), and the portion is generous. The fried rice is good, and even better with the chilli sauce. The pork chop serving is huge too, and the presentation is very similar to Din Tai Feng.
Rants The outdoor seats can be warm in the day, though it is much easier to dine outdoors if you are planning to order food from other vendors at the food street.
Will I Return Again? Drop by Ah Pui Tiong Bahru Satay if you are a satay lover, and it is best enjoyed with other Singaporean dishes. This is quite the ideal spot in Chinatown for locals or tourists as it is a convenient one stop spot to savour some of the famous hawker dishes in Singapore.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Ah Pui Tiong Bahru Satay
28 Smith Street
Tel: +65 9279 0933
Monday to Sunday: 11:30am to 10:30pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Ranted by The Ranter