Satay, small pieces or strips of marinated meat grilled on bamboo skewers, is truly a Malay dish, but these days it is so popular in Thai restaurants people would be forgiven for thinking that it is a Thai dish. You can use beef, pork or chicken. The day before you cook your satay, put a packet of bamboo skewers to soak in cold water. This will help stop them burning. Serve the satay with some plain boiled rice.