Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Satay Sarinah
Comments () | Published August 17, 2007
Satay Sarinah
Address: 512-A South Van Dorn St. , Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703-370-4313
Neighborhood: Alexandria
Cuisines: Malaysian/Indonesian
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Saturday 11:30 to 3. Open for dinner Monday through Saturday 5 to 10. Open for lunch and dinner Sunday noon to 9.
Nearby Metro Stops: Van Dorn St.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Potato croquettes with beef and vegetables; sweet-corn cakes with scallions; lamb satay; fried chicken; spicy beef stew; pickled vegetables; chocolate/avocado smoothie; fried banana with vanilla ice cream.


Amid the exotic fare on this Indonesian menu—belinjo nut crackers and the shrimp chips known as krupuk—you almost feel guilty going for something as plain as fried chicken. Suppress those feelings. The Bogor-style fried chicken ($10) is one of the menu’s best dishes. An order of acar kuning, or Indonesian pickles, provides a tangy counterpoint to the bird’s sweet, slightly crunchy skin.
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