Thai menus universally feature ‘sate’ or ‘satay’ dishes. These are foods that are barbecued or placed on skewers and grilled. Thus, ‘sate’ refers to the technique rather than to a specific food. However, some authorities believe that the word ‘sate’ derives from a corruption of the English word ‘steak’, and we may assume that meat and fish are most often involved in such dishes.
Although the technique originated in Indonesia, it is widespread in Southeast Asia and plays a prominent