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