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Malaysian restaurant Satay opens today

November 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Today the white paper will come off the windows at 1711 N. 45th St., and Satay will open its doors to diners hungry to try Malaysian street food.

We stopped by yesterday to see how the restaurant has come together since we first talked with proprietors Peter Ringold and Patrick McCredie in September.

The colorful space, which features salvaged, naturally weathered corrugated metal wainscoting and photos of Malaysian street food scenes, is more casual that when Avila was in the space.

Diners will order at the register from a menu board hung from the ceiling. They’ll be called up to get their food.

Chef Travis JenningsĀ is new to Malaysian cuisine, but he attended culinary school and is familiar with Asian cooking techniques and ingredients. He’ll replicate recipes that Ringold’s Malay aunt supplied to the restaurant. She tasted all the dishes from the small menu and gave them her approval: “You guys actually did it,” she said.

Satay is truly a family affair: Ringold’s cousin, a clothing designer, helped with the restaurant’s aesthetic. “We were going for a rustic chic look,” McCredie said.

The wood that frames the menu board was salvaged from a vintage Wallingford deck.

Satay will be open Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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