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Brothers Mat Winnicki and Mat Winnicki with their mother Kim {Photo: The Satay Brothers Facebook page}

A lot of ink has been spilled about the Satay Brothers and I really wasn’t planning on writing a post about it but the whole point of this blog is to let you all know about some of my favourite food discoveries and I really need to tell you about this one! It’s too good to keep to myself!

I had heard a lot about the brothers last summer already but didn’t have the chance to make it to the Atwater market to taste their concoctions. When they made a comeback this summer, I headed there right away. I was blown away by how good the food is. Set up in the outdoor (covered) part of the Atwater market, the two brothers, Mat and Alex are dishing out amazing Singaporean street food with help and inspiration from their mother.

The greeting we got when we finally arrived at the counter after having waited in line was one of old friends, even though we had never met the brothers. It was surprising and yet unusually easy to converse animatedly about food, theirs and others, as if we really were old friends. No wonder every person I know who’s ever been there has fallen for their charm, they are absolutely lovely!

Steamed pork buns @Will Travel for Food

Steamed pork buns

satay brothers montreal © Will Travel for Food

The Satay sandwich

Green papaya salad @ Satay Brothers Montreal © Will Travel for Food

Green papaya salad

But what about the food, you ask? Well, the brothers’ steamed pork buns are just as good – maybe even better – than Momofuku’s in New York, and you all know how much of a fan I am of those, so I am choosing my words carefully here! The Satay sandwich is just divine and I have had cravings for the green papaya salad ever since I got a taste. Everything is made fresh using local products bought from producers at the Atwater market or around town. Apart from these regular items that are always on the menu, they also have daily specials which beg to be tasted, if only I lived closer…

Summer is short in Montreal so head to the Atwater market and get a taste of the Satay Brother’s divine cuisine before it’s too late! (they will be there until October)

Satay Brothers
138 Atwater Avenue (north side of the market)
514 661 6983

Opening hours:
Monday: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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