Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup @ Malacca

I am pretty sure that there will be no objections that Satay Celup (Satay Steamboat) is one of the most famous and must-try local delicacies in the historical state of Malacca. I was able to meet up with my friend- K. Chen., lucky me, he brought me to this place for our supper. Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup is definitely one of the places to savor satay celup which will be recommended/preferred by most Malacans, reason was because there usually be a very long queue in the famous Capitol Satay Celup, especially weekends and public holidays, yet, the taste is pretty much the same. In fact, Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup is much cheaper compared to Capitol's and the shop has more than 21 years of history. With the price of Rm 0.60 per stick, its definitely very cheap and worth of trying. The place is not too far away from the famous tourist attraction-- Jonker Walk. This was actually my first attempt on Satay Celup, it smells like Sze Chuan Spicy Steamboat soup to me, with extra sweetness and crunchiness from the peanuts. No extra dipping sauce will be given.



The lady/staff will pour some of the pre-mixed satay sauce into the hot pot, and they will be constantly stirring the mixture to prevent the hot pot from being burnt. The sauce was not spicy at all, instead, it was more to the sweeter side. 


Before you begin, you will need to take a tray and proceed to the fridges beside the tables and choose the ingredients you wish to try. There were quite a lot of choices during my visit, in fact, could be more than 50 types of choices available and the best part was, every single stick costs Rm0.60 only, no matter what you are taking, its still Rm0.60 per stick. There were the usual fish balls, oyster mushrooms, vegetables, sausages, prawns, pig's liver, clams, Yao Char Kwai (油条)/deep fried bread dough etc.....


After you have selected your choices of the satay celup ingredients, you may then dip all of them into the soup at once. You need not any dipping sauces as the mixture of sweet satay sauce and peanuts will be very favorable and good enough to give you the right taste to savor them. My favorite ingredients for that night were their home made squid balls, oyster mushrooms and prawns. Locals love Yao Char Kwai (油条)/deep fried bread dough as the Yao Char Kwai is able to absorb the sauce, making it very special and unique, yet tasty. 


Ratings:
Taste: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 8.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Government Tax: No
Service Charge: No

Additional Information:
Address: 45-E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, 75300, Melaka. 
Business Hour: 5pm to 12am. Daily.
Contact Number: 606- 284 1935

Jalan Ong Kim Wee, 75300 Melaka

Comments

  1. I missed this shop during my recent trip to Malacca. Will try it next round. Wondering whether the satay sauce will be "recycled" or not as I heard some shops do so.

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    1. haha, good question, yes, from what i heard, the satay sauce remains there and they keep boiling and adding new satay sauce to it, tho i feel that's not a healthy way of doing things but that was what my friend told me.

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  2. I feel lok-lok better leh, cause more sauce and got si harm. =D

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  3. I love this but I prefer dipping the sticks in a pot of boiling water and eating with satay peanut gravy served in a bowl - they used to do that in Singapore (Newton Circus, e.g.), dunno now... Not so messy and can see how ell the things have been cooked.

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    1. haha, that's how eat the Lok Lok, in fact, i will be posting on that very soon too ~ :P

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  4. will they change the whole pot of satay sauce?

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    1. Well, everything was included, basically one stick is just Rm0.60 (you don't have to pay for the satay sauce/soup) and of course, you need to pay for the drinks as well :P

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  5. Aw! I didn't get to try this when I was in Malacca :< Heard so much about it. Looks really good!

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    1. Then you've missed all the fun :P, satay celup is one of the must-try in Malacca

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  6. I went to Malacca not less than 5 times but I still haven't get to try the famous satay celup yet. Heard there were a few, but thanks for the clarify between ban lee siang and capitol, guess I'll go for ban lee siang instead.

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    1. Hi Cheryl, yea, there are two famous ones, one being Capitol and the other one is Ban Lee Siang, my local friend told me, most locals prefer Ban Lee Siang due to the price and you don't have to queue for longer time; but if you are finding a bigger prawns like those shown on TV, you need to go for Capitol, Ban Lee Siang doesn't provide that. Hope this helps :)

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  7. oh yummy. i love peanut sauce. the last i ate tis was some years back and i went gaga over the kangkung and the peanut sauce.

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    1. yea, but i would prefer them to serve separately instead of using it as "soup" in the hot pot :P

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  8. it is probably the best satay celup around malacca :) i have tried capitol too, but nothing much to comment about. haha

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    1. haha, i heard the taste should be pretty much similar, just that Ban Lee Siang is better in terms of pricing and can save back the queue-ing time :P

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  9. I've went before but I couldn't remember which shop.
    What is special there actually? The food or the sauce?

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    1. OMG, both Charmaine, both. They used satay sauce as the "base" for the hot pot, the ingredients were unique either, something like the deep fried dough, we can't find them at usual lok lok stalls right ? :P

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