If you happen to be at Bangkok Lane on a Saturday morning, look out for a humble pushcart stall selling pork satay somewhere in the middle of the Bangkok Lane stretch. Apparently, there are very few stalls left in Penang selling this type of pork satay aka Nyonya style satay.
This stall is owned and manned by owner Uncle Aun and his wife and they are so famous that they have been featured in Rasa Rasa Penang and some local dailies. The secret to the satay is the special sweet potato sauce which is very different from the normal peanut sauce elsewhere. You can also order toast bread to go with the satay and special sauce. The satay is sold at RM0.50 per stick and toast bread at RM0.50 per piece.
As mentioned by some bloggers, Uncle Aun can be quite elusive partly because he is already in a semi-retirement mode nowadays. Though the stall is normally open on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 am to 12 Noon (sometimes he may close earlier if business is good), he can go missing-in-action for weeks. When asked where he had been, he will tell you that he went on a holiday :)
Special sweet potato sauce
Coconut milk with cumin to dab on satay and toast
Uncle Aun can also cater for functions but please book in advance.
Bangkok Lane Pork Satay
Ah Aun / Mr Tong
Tel: 016-468 8869
See Ling Zie's post on this this pork satay stall here.