Earlier this year a Malaysian restaurant opened on East Passyunk Avenue, adding another unique dining option to the restaurant scene.
Sate Kampar has now received a two bell review from The Inquirer’s food critic Craig Laban. The review covers all aspects of the restaurant at 1837 E. Passyunk Ave., from the “smokeless delicacy of their coconut shell charcoal” to the tea and coffee offerings that are the “highlight of the meal’s end.”
From the review:
Several other dishes here, though, should have immediate mass appeal, including the bungkus bundle of mee hoon vermicelli noodles tinted orange with spicy shallot-chili oil and ribbons of omelet. The slow-cooked beef rendang is tender and complex, with aromatics such as cardamom, cinnamon, and chili spice that ride atop the sweet coconut at the stew’s base. The tasty ayam kurma stew of chicken and potato is milder, despite sparks of white pepper from Sarawak on Borneo in its curried brew.
Considering that the Brancas are novice restaurateurs, they have done a good job of presenting a unique concept with a casual style well-suited to this street food culture. It sometimes feels a little disjointed as a complete dining experience.
Have you been to Sate Kampar? What do you think?