Location: Perth CBD, Carillon City Underground Food Court
While searching for Thali in the Carillon City food court, the directory has several places that are worth trying. One is Satay Spot which specialises in grilled satay. I haven’t seen any places like this in Perth unlike Melbourne but I headed down to the underground food court on Hay Street and then walked across to the arcade away from the food court where I finally found the place. For $7.70 I got a big white box containing 4 grilled chicken satay sticks sprinkled with crunchy fried shallots, boiled white rice, prawn crackers, and shredded cabbage with a refreshing dressing. The flavour of the satay was quite subtle but was really enjoyable. There was enough sauce which mixed well with the boiled rice and was tasty. The shredded cabbage with the dressing was excellent and fresh and presented quite a contrast to the steaming hot satay upon the rice. I’m not really a fan of prawn crackers but I had a few.
Verdict: All up, I enjoyed the flavour of the satay which while subtle, was tasty. Other satay’s can have a much more confronting flavour in comparison. An all round meal with the rice, cabbage and prawn crackers which is great value. They also have other items on their menu, particularly, drinks such as ice cendol and the such, typical of an Indonesian restaurant but available in a food court.