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The beginning of Satay journey

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It all began when my mother told our family, "Do you guys wanna sell Satay?"

No response was given until dad and I decided to give it a try. After all, it is not a bad idea to start a family business since I resigned my job.

14th Dec 2013, Saturday, 7pm.

We arrived the cafe where we met our Satay sifu (aka master) and his wife. Friendly couples who welcomed anyone to visit their stall.

There is a collective perception among the Chinese which sounds like this,

"Don't teach your apprentice EVERYTHING you know!"

Personally, I don't think my sifu did hide anything from us because he actually began his tutorial from A to Z: preparing furnace, starting fire, preparing satay, barbecue technique, managing fire...to storing charcoal.

No doubt, it is a challenge for me and my father who is not good at barbecue. However, after several trial (ops, sorry for those who ate my trial sticks...), sifu  remarked that I was 70% ready to begin our business.
Hmm, thank God tha…