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Jimmy's Satti Haus, Zamboanga

When traveling, cuisines are one of the many things I do not wanna miss to try. Since Philippines is an archipelago, one of the many regional differences are the cuisine from the different parts of the country.

Jimmy's Satti Haus, Zamboanga
 Satti at Jimmy's

So when we arrived early in Zamboanga City or Ciudad de Zamboanga, in its local tongue of ZamboangueƱo Chavacano, last March, our new found friends, Chucky, Carol and Almin, who were kind enough to meet us at the airport immediately suggested for us to try their popular breakfast meal to locals known as satti.

I heard about the place from the previous friends I have known who have visited the place. And since then, I have long been eager to try out this new cuisine that has not only gained popularity in the Southern Philippines but all over the country. 

Jimmy's Satti Haus, Zamboanga
Jimmy's Satti Haus 

We went to Pilar Street where the famous Jimmy's Satti Haus is located. Some say that this satti comes from Malay influence, while others say it is from Indian. Well the thing for sure here is that satti originated from Sulu and can be found mostly in Southern Philippines. Other places where you can find one aside from Sulu, is in Zamboanga and Basilan.

To go to Zamboanga, you can book connecting flights from Manila.

Jimmy's Satti Haus, Zamboanga
 Aside from the skewers, they also have chicken barbecue!

Satti's taste for me is quite new to me; it basically is made of marinated chicken and beef skewers which are dipped with hot, thick, sweet and spicy sauce. Its sauce is a fine mixture of fresh tomatoes, soy sauce, peanuts and hot/spicy flavors which is thickened with corn starch. This delicious cuisine is perfect with puso (popular sticky rice cooked while wrapped in coconut leaves which originated from Cebu) or hanging rice.

Satti skewers costs 5 pesos per stick and puso rice from 8 to 10 pesos.

Jimmy's Satti Haus, Zamboanga
With our new found friends after our breakfast :)

Our first gastronomic experience in Asia's Latin City was indeed satisfying! But it didn’t end there, of course. We also had “Curacha” and “Knickerbocker”, two of many that we can add to the list of new and mouth-watering experience in the city. 

Aside from Chucky and Almin, special thanks to Robin, a co-worker of mine, who virtually introduced us! :)

Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
Elal is a traveler, student of life and photography enthusiast who wants to experience and capture what is raved and not raved about. For more about her travels, subscribe here, email at, or visit her portfolio.


Pinoy Adventurista said...

Nakaka-inis ka Elal! Mas lalo ko na-miss ang Satti... wahhhhh!!!! kelangan ko 'to balikan... soon! hehehe! :)

athena said...

i really really love satti. i'm from zc and i miss it already since i came here to cebu. glad you enjoyed it! :)

Wends of Journeys and Travels said...

I love eating Sati though the last time I ate one in Zamboanga triggers my gallstone attack which landed me in the hospital back home :(

great you enjoy this food Elal.

Elal Lasola said...

@Pinoy Adventurista: Agree. I miss eating satti too!

@Athena: Me too. Pwede ka mag branch out jan. :))

@Doc Wends: Awww. That was too bad Doc Wends. Sayang!

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