Satay Celup is one of the famous and delicious food in Melaka. It is something like steamboat but we dunk everything in boiling pot for steamboat; instead of using boiling water, Satay Celup uses thick boiling satay sauce containing ground peanuts, gula Melaka, sugar, chili powder, various herbs and some secret recipes, and all foods are to be dipped into the satay sauce. The satay sauce is constantly on the boil to ensure it is hot all time. The taste of the sauce is a bit sweet, hot and spicy.


“Capitol Satay” at Lorong Bukit Cina is my favourite restaurant compare to other restaurants. The mode of service here is Self-service and it is Non-halal. Its business hours is from 6:00pm until mid night but my advice is to go at 5:30pm because the restaurant already starts its business at this time and you do not need to queue especially during weekends. It is closed on Monday.


A variety of raw and semi-cooked seafood, vegetables, meat and “spare part” are skewered onto a bamboo stick. Price per stick is RM0.50. If you choose the variety which is serve with plate, the price is vary from RM2.00 to RM5.00 per plate according to the color of plate. Usually people consume less than 20 sticks, spend less than RM10 per person, it’s cheap, right? Towards the end of your serving, you will be awarded with “bonus” – few sticks big prawn, sea asparagus and pacific clams with the price of RM0.50 per stick also. So, do not leave until you get the “bonus”.


Lorong Bukit Cina road is narrow, a lot of people especially tourists, might found difficulty to find parking space at “Capitol Satay”. Tell you a tip, there is a car park behind Public Bank, right in front of RHB Invest Bank. It is just about 2 minutes walking distance to “Capital Satay”. Of course, no free parking, it is a private car park, you have to pay RM1.00 per entry.


Other Satay Celup restaurants and its location in Melaka, some are selling RM0.40 per stick :-

1. Ban Nen Hiong Satay Celup (Lorong Bukit Cina)


2. Ban Lee Siang (Jalan Ong Kim Wee)


3. Restoran Satay Celup Zao Jiuu (Jalan Ong Kim Wee)


4. Pai May Siang Satay Celup Restaurant (Kampung Lapan)

5. Tricycle in front Motor Car Shop selling by an old man (Jalan Bachang)