Street food is a huge thing in Kuala Lumpur. On every corner you find hawkers selling delicious fried noodles, spicy soups, sweet pancakes, fresh fruits and other snacks. When we visited we spent most evenings at the night market. On the way back to the hotel we would stop by this stall selling a variety of satay. Quickly the prawns marinated in garlic served with a spicy peanut sauce became my favourite. It is super easy to make yourself and it is a perfect afternoon or evening snack, or served as a starter. Feel free to add more sambal if you like the sauce hot!

Serves 4

12 large prawns, peeled with the tail left intact
4 satay sticks

1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp honey

Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl. Add the prawns. Marinade for 1 hour in the fridge.
Soak the satay sticks in water for 30 minutes and let dry. This will prevent the sticks from burning.
Add 3 prawns on each stick. Grill on medium heat on each side for a couple of minutes.

Peanut sauce
4 tbsp peanut butter
200 ml water
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sambal olek
1 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp lemon juice

Combine all ingredients with a whisk in a small bowl, adding the water last. Pour into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until sauce begins to bubble and thicken.