Friday, November 25, 2011

Malacca Capitol Satay Celup

I guess my title says it all.

When it comes to Malacca, how can one ever miss the #foreverfamous Satay Celup in the to-eat-list. It's something similar to steamboat or lok-lok, what makes it so unique is the pot of hot boiling peanut sauce that you dip your skewers into. That's how the celup (Read: dip in Bahasa Malaysia) word came from. Satay celup is definitely one of the thing that Malacca is famous for, beside the chicken rice balls.

After the long tiring afternoon at Jonker Walk, we went to Nadeje for a tea break before heading to Capitol around 6pm. We were quite lucky because we got a parking spot just right in front of the shop. The shop is can be easily spotted cause it's a corner shop and  due to the size of the shop, the seats are quite limited. It's a good thing that we went there during the weekdays so the queue wasn't that long compared to the crazy long queue during the weekends yet we still ended up waiting for one hour plus! After quite some time, we are actually asked to queue by the narrow road with the cars non stop passing by instead of the corridor, how dangerous!
The queue since 5pm, and it's longer than it seems in the photo *faints*

The Satay Celup that everyone has been talking about!

So near yet so far, it feels like forever to get seats. 

Took a sec to camwhore when we were almost at the finish line LOL Look at the tired and hungry faces!

Here we are @ Capitol Satay that has been operating for three generations! They are even claimed to be the origin of Satay Celup in Malacca before other places started the same business. 

Once you've been assigned a table, the waitress will took order of your drinks then you're free to choose the skewers you want from shelves of cold storage in one corner of the shop while cleaning up the table and prepare a new pot of peanut sauce.
 They have quite a variety of skewers at 80 cent per skewer, ranging from raw meat to fresh seafood. 

Our not-so-many skewers :3
Since we planned to go for Portugese Settle after that, so we just took a few just for the sake of trying it. 

Complimentary sliced cucumber. 

So this is the pot of peanut sauce that I was talking about(!) and this is not just it. 

The worker will then come over to add these secret ingredients to the pot of peanut sauce; sugar, spice and everything nicecrushed ground peanut. Stir it well and....


I know it doesn't look that appetizing but the peanut sauce tasted okay. Thick, aromatic and slightly sweet but sadly the taste is not that memorable. I actually forgot how it taste like, maybe it's just like any typical peanut sauce you have with satay. 

Walls filled with photos of the famous celebrities that visited the shop with the owner. I even heard Yao Ming was here before, are you kidding me? 

Quite a creative way to list out the prices, I would say.

Dipping in process *keep keep waiting, keep keep waiting in patience*

Then it's eady to eat! :D This is the chicken satay. 

You can order for bread as well to go with the sauce (Y) 

More photos with newspaper cuttings and magazine articles . 

By the time we leave, the queue is still LONG. That's what people do for food! 

IMHO, I think Capitol Satay Celup is quite overrated and it's not as awesome as I expected. It might be probably because of the long hours of waiting and the crowd or maybe that's how satay celup taste like. Somehow the taste of peanut sauce was slightly too overpowering for my liking. I will still recommend you to try if you've never try it before, no harm trying something new for sure :D cause for the variety and quality of skewers wise, Capitol will still be the best.
That's what they said (:

Besides Capitol, there's another places like Ban Lee Siang and McQuek Satay Celup that sell Satay Celup too.

So now when people talk about satay celup, I can say it out loudly that I tried it before! *both hands up*

To-eat list:
Satay celup ✔

Restoran Capitol Satay
41, Lorong Bukit Cina,
75100, Melaka
Contact No : 06-283 5508
Opening Hours: 5pm onwards
GPS: N2.19548, E102.25252



Nikel Khor said...

Satay celup.. Like this much much.. but cant wait for the queue! Too long..

FiSh said...

capitol is always super crowded but the nicest satay celup @ malacca is definitely not this shop :) do try out another one when u head to malacca again!


Jessy said...

I been here before! but i went in the evening nobody oneee....not bad not bad, but still prefer normal steamboat

LuPorTi said...

Wow. so this is the famous satay celup. I never have chance to taste it yet.

soulesscloudy said...

I prefer Ong Kim Wee... no queueing at all... and do try their liong sui... very different from KL..

Tony Teh said...

wow another post about Malacca? haha are you from there? should ask you for the best spots the next time i go there

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Small Kucing said...

next time must go and try Capitol. Sofar we have been to Ban Lee Siang only

ken said...

oh you guys actually waited..
the other time i was there, the queue was so so long.. couldn't wait so opted for the other one nearby.. but the satay celup isn't that good though.. haha.. :)

ⓖⓘⓝⓝⓨ ◕‿◕。 said...

I love I love I love the satay celup!! Yummy. But I dun like the queue seriously. Sooooooooo long. :(