Malay Satay Hut (International District)
212 12th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Three cuisines fuse under the heading of Malaysian food: the intense sweetness possible in Chinese food; the slower, more lumbering heat and weight of Indian; and the brightness of Thai that we identify with cilantro and fish sauce. At Malay Satay Hut, you should try the Belachan okra (okra sautéed in pungent shrimp paste) and maybe a whole steamed fish. But you must get the roti canai—the heavy, floppy, slightly crispy Indian flatbread is golden, while the sauce is sweet, salty red curry with soaked potatoes hiding below the surface. The potatoes in the roti canai sauce are so good, you might want to keep their existence to yourself and sneakily eat them all.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm; Sat-Sun noon-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
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