Some time ago, I heard from CS, who heard from his colleague that there’s a famous kambing bakar (grilled mutton/lamb) at Jalan Meru, but I brushed the idea off, as I dislike getting trapped by traffic there. Late last night, when we decided to explore Setia Taipan, we drove by Kambing Bakar Sahara. CS gave an exclamation that this is the same kambing bakar his colleague recommended.
Apparently, the old shop at Meru was bulldozed to make way for development and they’ve moved to Setia Taipan since for a bigger and better environment. Another story was that, the former owner had decided to cease from business and this outlet was actually established by his former cook/employee.
Anyhow, we did not waste time to get into the restaurant, as the seats were filling up fast! We don’t throw fate, in forms of food, out of the window.
Their order system are up to date with a tablet, although I doubt its efficiency, as we were served a few times with food we did not order. But this was easily rectified, as the staffs were courteous.
It’s RM14 for a set of Kambing Bakar, which includes rice and drinks – teh ais, limau ais or sirap (iced tea, calamansi or rose syrup). The portion was adequate for the price and we loved the slightly charred edges that gives a smoky flavour of grilling. I have an inkling that they were grilled with charcoal. Spices were used generously to balance the gamey taste, and the black sauce was flavourful, albeit it’s deceivingly spicy. I am guessing this is real mutton instead of lamb as the meat was quite a challenge to chew off from the bones.
Kambing Bakar Sahara is quite famous for their Ayam Penyet RM9 (fried chicken with special chili sauce) too. They nailed it by not over-frying the chicken, (which will usually cause dry texture) and the soul lies on its flavoursome spicy bird’s eye chili sauce.
Kambing Bakar Ayam Penyet Sahara
Jalan Setia Utama AS U13/AS, Setia Taipan 2, Setia Alam 40170 Shah Alam.
Estimated GPS : 3.125187, 101.468426