"If you can't make authentic Malaysian meals, don't do it at all!" The unique flavors of Malaysian cuisine are brought to Hualien through the hands of Wen Xinyuan!
42-year-old Wen Xinyuan and his 41-year-old wife, Xiao Zhenling, have been married for 20 years and have two daughters. "Satiation Malaysian Cuisine," a restaurant he previously operated out of Malaysia, has been in business for 17 years. The restaurant has many customers and receives rave reviews. It is a testimony to his exceptional cooking skills.
After his daughter came to Taiwan to study at university, Wen, who has always liked Hualien, became determined to move to Taiwan. To take good care of their children and make a living, they reopened the restaurant at a house owned by Wen’s father-in-law. The restaurant is highly recommended by customers, making "Satiation Malaysian Cuisine" an immensely popular destination.
Following Wen’s meticulous training, his younger brother, who is also a chef, is now able to work closely with him. Every single dish is amazingly good. Wen, who is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, is confident and enthusiastic about their cuisine.
Malaysian bak-kut-teh soup, cooked with herbal packs made from 12 kinds of Chinese herbs, has rich flavors and can help remove moisture from the body and warm the stomach. Handmade, vegetable-flavored tofu is fried to create a crispy outside and tastes both sweet and smooth. Xingzhou rice noodles taste light and refreshing, smell fragrant, and are deliciously chewy. Curry Su Dong (squid) is another dish beloved by customers. Other items on the menu, such as fried meat, sweet chicken, and Malaysian Hokkien noodles, are all classic dishes waiting to be savored.
Born in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, Wen feels that the pace of life in the metropolis is too fast. After coming to Hualien, he became very fond of its slow pace and leisurely lifestyle.
The couple says that the scenery on Nanhua Second Street in front of the restaurant is wonderful. East of Zhikaxuan Avenue, enjoy easy access to the picturesque Taiwan Happy Farm and a chance to see the sea and sky meet at the mouth of Mugua River. Other nearby scenic spots include Farglory Ocean Park and Lichuan Aquafarm. From Nanhua Second Street, turn north on Provincial Highway 9 to Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park, Pine Garden Hotel, and Tungtamen Night Market. Dine at Satiation Malaysian Cuisine, and from there, continue on your adventure savoring the beauty of Hualien.
Satiation Malaysian Cuisine
Address: 231, Nanhua 2nd St., Nanhua Village, Ji’an Township, Hualien County 973, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening Hours: 11:30–14:00 , 17:30–22:00