1 satay = 10 cigarettes?

Someone told me today that eating one stick of satay is equivalent to smoking 10 sticks of cigarettes.


I know that barbequed meat is harmful. There are many articles circulating around on that topic. But I didn’t know it was that bad.

So, should I quit eating bbq chicken wings and pick up smoking, instead?

Haha. Just kidding. I couldn’t give up my favourite food if you killed me.

I found a food stall in Geylang which serves rather unique satay and bbq chicken wings.

It’s cooked Chinese-style, using all kinds of interesting Chinese herbs and spices, and tastes nothing like the regular Malay satay.

The pork and mutton are supposedly the best, although I feel that the pork (above) is way better, which is why we ordered a huge bunch of it, compared to the measly few sticks of mutton (below) we ordered just to have a variety of taste.

The satay is meant to be eaten together with a fragrant barbequed bun, which also comes skewered in a satay stick. There’s no sauce.

The Goonfather says not to order the beef because it’s dry and it sucks. There’s also chicken satay, but we didn’t order it because we wanted bbq chicken wings, instead.

Chicken wings my favourite! Tastes so unique. I couldn’t even begin to describe it.

Actually, that’s because I’ve kinda forgotten how it tastes like, haha. It was about a month ago when I ate it but I remember loving it. I didn’t even need chilli sauce to go with it and I’m the chilli sauce queen.

Haha. The woman manning the stall looked at me suspiciously while I took photos of her shopfront.

I won’t say the satay is to die for, but I’m writing about it because it’s interesting. Something you probably can’t find anywhere else in Singapore. And it tastes pretty decent.

The stall is located at Geylang Lorong 31, just a little off Geylang Road.

Well, I had one chicken wing and about seven sticks of satay. Does that mean I indirectly smoked 80 sticks of cigarettes?