Many years ago when I started working in IT, my colleagues had a regular lunch session at Satay Kampong which introduced me to the wonders of excellent Malaysian cuisine.
Sadly just as I arrive back in Wellington for three weeks before flying out to Melbourne, I found out that Satay Kampong is going to be closing down permanently, giving me only enough time for one last visit.
Apparently the owners have decided to take a long holiday and then are considering re-opening a smaller store elsewhere – whether it will be under the same name or menu, remains to be seen.
I’ve been meaning to do a blog post on them for a while, so whilst it’s probably not that useful now, I feel I still need to mourn their passing – and one day if they re-open elsewhere, I will be there to check out and compare.
Whilst Satay Kampong was often quiet, there were always diners there whenever I visited, so a smaller venue might work well for them – the current location on Allen St was a very large room and probably a little excessive.
Very sad to see them close, hopefully they re-emerge elsewhere before too long. :-)