Kampungboy and his coursemates were taking part in some inter varsity accounting quiz last weekend in Malacca International Trade Centre, so I just tagged along and hunt for food while they were scratching their brains doing quiz.
Breakfast was Lao Di Fang Dim Sum Bukit Beruang with Suat Ling and her friends. I used to go there during my foundation year in Malacca. Everything goes at RM 1.30 per plate! Can you imagine that? I would feel sorry if I didn’t try my best to gooble down everything! Lunch were at Rachelle’s place where we cooked up some pasta and mashed potatoes, we laughed away the hours and think of the great things we had done. Those were the days
We rushed here right away for dinner because Kampungboy and his coursemates are starving! Capitol originates Satay Celup in Malacca but most people would prefer Ban Lee Siang at Jalan Ong Kim Wee
. Satay celup or satay steamboat only found in Malacca are assortment of raw and semi-cookedseafood, meat and vegetables on skewers that are dunked into a boiling pot satay sauce.
They were in the business since 1950s and has gained their name since then. Just take a look at the hall of fame!
The fresh food are displayed at open fridges with shelves at the dining hall. Self-service is the mode of service here. Once you get a table (which requires patience), you go get a tray and collect your food, all of which are skewered using bamboo sticks.
Deep Fried Items are kept seperately from the fresh food for hygenic purposes. Everything goes at RM 0.50 whether it is fresh prawns or cockles or fishballs, while the prices for food items on plate varies.
The sauce is constantly on the boil and replaced for each new customer. The thick and aromatic sauce are made from curry paste, ground peanuts, sugar and various herbs and spices.
Bread and Cucumber
I just think that the sauce is not as nice as I tried last time. It used to be so aromatic and now it is just plainly sweet. The skewered items are fresh though, no tummy upset for everyone. Any recommendation for the best satay celup in Malacca?
We carry with us a bloated tummy to wander around Jonker Street after the feast on satay celup.
So, is there any rooms for desserts? We have to digest the satay celup real fast because the ice kacang (shaven ice) with gula malacca at stall number 88 is simply irresistable! The long queue infront of the nyonya laksa stall is horrible! Nyonya laksa is actually a type of laksa with rich coconut gravy, come here during lunch time or weekdays and you can avoid the crowd.
The place also has a small Maritime museum with many treasures salvaged from the sea.
We ordered ice kacang with cendol, durian and mango. The ice kacang with durian is highly recommended! Even durian haters like KampungBoy couldn’t resist it. The gluey gula melaka was smooth and wonderfully aromatic.
Capitol Satay Celup, 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100 Malacca
Tel: 06-283 5508
Mobile: 012-205 8877
Opens : 5.30pm 1.00am. Closes on Mondays.