Good Satay 好時沙嗲
English Address : Shop144-148, Houston Centre, 63 Mody Square Tsim Sha Tsui
Chinese Address : 尖沙咀麼地道63號好時中心144-148號舖
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Phone No. : 2739 9808
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Categories : Singaporean & Malaysian
Spending : $41-$100
Overall Score : 3.3
428 vs 210 vs 112
Laksa、Satay、Hainan Chicken Rice
Opening Hours: 星期一至日:12:00-22:00
Payment Method: Cash
10% Service Charge:
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A proposal to change the name to "Meh Satay"
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symonemartini (1 Review(s))
This is a written proposal to change the name from "Good Satay" to the more apt and descriptive "Meh Satay ." My partner and I were really disappointed with the food at this joint. He ordered the chicken and prawn satay and chicken sausage with garlic rice and I ordered the fried beancurd with peanut sauce + rice (I'm a vegetarian).
The presentation for his rice satay dish was saddening. They added coarse chunks of cucumber and left the bland chicken sausage uncut, leaving an unappetizing first impression.* Also the prawn satay was just half of one prawn, seems like a rip off to me. In describing the chicken satay, my boyfriend quoted Rupaul saying "the chicken satay should sashay away."
As for the fried beancurd and peanut sauce, they originally gave me some kind of weird sambal sauce. I usually don't have a problem when restaurants make a minor mistake in my order but the sambal-looking sauce didn't taste like sambal--it tasted like barbecue sauce with pepper flakes. Blegh. I asked them to replace the sauce with peanut sauce (as the menu described), which took some time to arrive for some reason (don't think it takes a lot of time to plop some sauce in a bowl, especially when the kitchen is so close). I had to ask for the sauce again and the waitress seemed miffed that I required her services. The tofu was also cut in different-sized chunks, so some pieces were crunchier, while others were more soggy.
Also it smelled funny in there... not quite dry, salted fish--I know that smell, I grew up with it-- but a staler version of it. I don't think we'll be coming back here... :-/
* I just think they should at least cut these since the food utensils are soup spoons and chopsticks. In Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, you'd be given a spoon and fork so it's easier to cut through large chunks of food.
Date of Visit: 2012-11-26
Table Wait Time: 0 Minutes
Spending per Head: HKD50 (Dinner)
Rating : Taste2 Environment2 Service2 Hygiene2 Value for Money3
Great chicken rice
Leochansl (4 Review(s))
Was searching for cheap food with a friend around TST.
I took her to "Good Satay" cause she never went there. How possible!?
You know it is a good place when the door is covered with newspaper and magazine articles.
We got in at around 3 p.m. when people were still working in the office.
That's why the restaurant was not packed with customers.
We ordered the famous chicken rice and satay.
Both of us went to Singapore this summer and tasted authentic chicken rice there.
As a chicken-rice lover, I can definitely tell if the chicken rice at "Good Satay" is nice or not.
The chicken rice arrived so quickly, yay!
A bowl of clear soup made with chicken innards:
tastes good and prepares you for the chicken and rice.
A big dish of chicken:
Super convenient as it is boned, there is jelly between the skin and the flesh!
Totally surprised by the fact that the taste of the chicken stays in my mouth!
Sweet soy sauce:
Not as thick as the Singaporean ones and it tastes just right!
Not as spicy as the Singaporean ones, it is not bad.
Ginger & spring onion:
The BEST among the three! I finished the whole dish of lettuce underneath the chicken by dipping it into the sauce!
Not very impressive. Maybe it was not prepared right after we ordered it.
The beef is a little bit chewy.
The chicken rice is very well-prepared!!! It tastes really authentic and in some ways even better than the Singaporean ones!
The price is really reasonable as the standard of the food is high!
Highly recommend it to everyone. I am really pleased that "Good Satay" does maintain the quality of the food when it is so popular!
Recommended Dish(es): Chicken rice
Date of Visit: 2012-10-04
Table Wait Time: 0 Minutes
Spending per Head: HKD70 (Lunch)
Rating : Taste5 Environment4 Service4 Hygiene4 Value for Money4
Decent chicken rice
fabianbrimfield (17 Review(s))
Having tried both the institutions that are Wee Nam Kee & Chatterbox in Singapore, I like to think that i've had the best chicken rice there is. But chicken rice is one of those highly subjective things, every dedicated fan has a different favorite chicken rice restaurant, and everyone eats their rice with a different ratio of condiment mix. Purists deny the sweet soy sauces importance, some combine the ginger and chilli into a single paste, some prefer dark meat, the variety in this single dish is endless.
Good satay is adorned with magazine and news paper cutouts on its front facade, each a review praising its satay, laksa and chicken rice. Located in a rather desolated eighties themed mall on a quiet strip in east Tsim Sha Tsui.
Despite its relatively grim surroundings and exterior, this place can get pretty busy at times. Not wanting to wait for my chicken, and hungry as all hell I went at mid afternoon when only a few tables were seated.
$46 HKD gets you Good Satays chicken rice set. The rice itself is fragrant and wonderfully oily. The chicken is cleanly cut with no bones or dark bits (though some prefer the rougher cuts). The tender breast meat and gelatinous skin can't help but put a big smile on my face with the menage a trois of condiments, each one generously applied. It's fantastic.
The only disappointment is the soup which is lukewarm and lacks salt.
Recommended Dish(es): Chicken Rice
Date of Visit: 2012-09-08
Table Wait Time: 0 Minutes
Spending per Head: HKD47 (Lunch)
Rating : Taste3 Environment2 Service3 Hygiene4 Value for Money3
GourmetTraveller (6 Review(s))
i would not have come across this place without openrice, as it is hidden in the corner of an old commercial building on the 1st floor. decided to give it a try due to the good reviews.came alone so i only ordered the laksa. turned out to be a good choice as the chicken rice and satay on the next table did not look so impressive. my laksa came in a big bowl. it tasted different from the usual malaysian/ singaporean laksa but the soup was quite rich (i liked it).
Recommended Dish(es): laksa
Date of Visit: 2012-05-26
Table Wait Time: 5 Minutes
Spending per Head: HKD50 (Lunch)
Rating : Taste4 Environment3 Service4 Hygiene3 Value for Money4
Laksa, Satay and Hainan Chicken Rice
Yukkie (19 Review(s))
Decided to give Good Satay a shot after reading promising on-line reviews and being an award winner on Openrice.
The place is tucked inside a commercial building and kind of difficult to find. We got there around 6PM, and we could sit at whatever table we wanted. The waitress provided us the menu and we decided to try out:
- Satay platter
- Hainan Chicken Rice
After our order, people started to drip in and within 15 minutes or so, most tables were occupied.
Our first impression from Good Satay was that it looked like many of the Chinese hole in the wall eateries, but it was quite clean. There was not a certain 'Malaysian' or 'Singaporean' feel to the interior and from what we know most waiters and chefs were Chinese as well. It lacked atmosphere, so we were really curious if their food would make up or it.
The Satay was served first. It was paired with a couple pieces of cucumber and a small plate of Satay sauce. Very minimalistic, I missed red onions and Longtong, how can they not provide these together on the platter? Since it was charcoaled grilled it gave off a nice fragrance, but other than that the Satay was not particularly tasty. Meat was dry and lacked spiciness. You can certainly taste that the Satay had not been marinated very well. Disappointing.
The Hainan Chicken Rice was second to be served. There were 3 sauces where you could dip the chicken in: Ginger, Chilli, and Ketjap. A small bowl of Chicken rice and a bowl of Chicken soup came along with the set. The chicken rice looked promising, but not as fragrant at other places where they serve Hainan Chicken. The chicken was bland and the chicken skin was not chewy... Come on, when you are eating Hainan Chicken, the essence is all about the shiny, chewy and fragrant chicken skin. Sauces were watery, ginger did not taste as Ginger and Chilli was too. I guess they really have to pump up the quality of their Hainan Chicken broth.
The most promising dish of the evening was Laksa. It was extremely creamy, flavourful and the vermicelli just had enough bite in it. Toppings included fish balls, shrimps and bean curd puffs. This dish was absolutely the highlight at Good Satay during our visit. Just a little remark: the soup from the Laksa was not burning hot, just lukewarm which made slurping easy, I guess.
In overall just very mediocre food. Would expect from a place which is named Good Satay to serve sublime Satay, but the opposite is true.
Recommended Dish(es): Laksa
Date of Visit: 2012-02-14
Table Wait Time: 0 Minutes
Spending per Head: HKD100 (Dinner)
Rating : Taste3 Environment3 Service3 Hygiene3 Value for Money3
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