March 9, 2014

The best cheap and cheerful satay in Singapore

Best Satay Singapore

Our chef sits down to talk us through the menu

If you’re a sizzling satay lover then you need to head to Satay Club (aka Boon Tat Street) where plastic topped tables crowd the evening’s cordoned off road and smoking satay houses line the footpath.

For lovers of a cheap and cheerful night out with a hankering for authentic, tasty street food, this is it.

Boon Tat is very popular after work hours and you can expect to wait for a table, but last night we got here about 8.30pm and it was easy to get seated.


Satay Street Singapore

It’s hot work turning skewers by the hundreds

Five of us sat down at the conveniently named Best Satay located at numbers 7 & 8, and ordered a couple of jugs of Tiger beer ($17 each – incidentally a draught beer in the hotel is $15-$18 for a pint) and our guide Toon Hee ordered the food. At 60c a pop he began with 20 skewers each – I know!

Mutton, chicken and beef with our own little pottles of divine satay sauce – and more free upon request. Surprisingly it was the mutton that was my fave.

Boon Tat Street Singapore

Out of 10, I’d say I’m at least a 9 right now!


I flew here courtesy of Singapore Airlines newly retrofitted 777-200ER out of Christchurch – on the lie-flat Business Class seats. Thanks SQ!



About Megan Singleton

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  1. Bev Jackson on

    We are flying to Singapore in August for the first time and spending 3 days there before cruising back to Brisbane, then onto home in Christchurch
    Do u have any tips for me please as it is also our first cruise.
    Kind regards Bev

    • Megan on

      Hi Bev
      Sounds like a great trip. I have loads of blog posts on cruising. My suggestion to to type cruise into the search bar and they will all pop up! Hope you find something that helps 🙂


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