Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of dine-in Indonesian cuisine or $25 worth of takeout or delivery at Satay Junction in the West Village.
Satays––skewered and grilled meats served in a redolent sauce––are a popular Indonesian dish found everywhere from street vendors to fine-dining establishments, and these dishes form the backbone of this authentic eatery’s traditional menu. Paired with an ambrosial peanut sauce, Junction’s satays include a choice of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, fish, shrimp, vegetables, and tofu ($7–$9 for three; $11–$14 for five), and diners who order the sumptuous skewers for takeout can nab them in a traditional wrapping of newspaper or script notes from Eat, Pray, Love. Unrelenting fork fans can twirl tines around an Indonesian noodle dish such as the mee goreng, a choice of tender meat or vegetables nestled in a downy bed of piquant pan-seared flat noodles ($6–$12) or try a spicy specialty such as ayam kare, featuring white-meat chicken kissed with turmeric and coconut milk ($12).
Wash down the authentic eats with one of a selection of equally authentic and refreshing drinks including the es alpukat (avocado juice tinged with chocolate), or delve the delicate drinkable depths of young coconut juice in the es kelapa muda (both $4). Dine in at the Satay Junction to take in the cozy ambience of its intimate dining room, or order takeout or delivery ($5 surcharge for both) to enjoy your Indonesian cuisine at home, where extra peanut sauce can be guzzled without reproach.
28 Greenwich Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10011Get Directions