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Melaka is another state down south is famous for some street food. There is one particular dish which is very famous is Satay Celup in Melaka. It is one of the food that must have. There area few stalls, and Capitol Satay in Melaka is one of the most famous one. Be prepare to queue for at least 1 hour for normal days and if it is long weekend, it could be from 2-4 hours.

This place is only 5 minutes walk from the famous Jonker Street.

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This is my third visit to this stall over past 3 years. It is average about once a year, which is also the longest queue for me by far. I was luck to visit this place during my working trip on weekdays and it takes less than 30 mins to get a seating.  As the picture above, it is on weekend and I reach at 5.30pm. Waited for about 40 minutes for a table.

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Like any other best satay celup in Melaka, you are free to pick any ingredient from the fridge. It is all calculated base on the sticks that you have. Also each stick are painted different colour to indicate the pricing.

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The bread is amahzing. Do grab a plate of it. The rest is up to your liking. It is rather simple for a squence over here. Grab a tray, pick the item/skewers that you like and put it on your tray. You can come back multiple times till you are fully fed.

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For every famous satay celup in Melaka, they got their own secret recipe. For this outlet is their peanut and the last can on the right. That’s their secret mix of spicies powder.

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The will mix a large bowl of the spices and peanut and pour it into the mini pot right infront of you. Do note that on and off there will be some one coming to your table to stir on the pot. This is to prevent the peanut from sticking at the bottom.

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satay Celup

Lets dig in. each stick is from RM 1 onwards. So look at the price board next to the fridge. Average per pax here is about RM 15- RM 20 per head.

Satay Capitol

Satay Celup is consider one of the Top 10 street food in Melaka that need to have if you are here. I second on that. However I find that the quality of this shop, the taste had changed. I felt that year 2018 and before, it taste much better. The fragrant of peanut, spices and others are more prominent.

Another that I used to go is Restaurant Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup. 

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, One of my top Satay Celup! -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

location:
Restaurant Capitol Satay
41, Lorong Bukit Cina,
Bandar Hilir, 75100 Melaka

Operating Hours: 4pm – 1am

tel: 06-283 5508

During long weekend, if you head down to Melaka is gonna be like suicide. Not only you jam all the way in, but also queue for food too. Came back to this famous chicken rice shop in Melaka known as Chung Wah Chicken rice Ball. Well known that on long weekend, the queue can hit till Hard Rock Melaka main entrance. Do prep for an umbrella. chung wah chicken rice ball (1)

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What is so unique about this place? Well, is just that the rice had turn into round shape. Chicken is pretty normal and nothing to shout about.

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Soft and juicy yet soy sauce and sesame oil added is not too bad.

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The best party is not to miss out their homemade chili sauce. We order Half Chicken, and chicken gizzard. 

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Cant remember how much my friend paid for the bill.

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The queue in the pictures are normal weekend.

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Overall, it is a tourist area, and as you walk further down into Jonker Street in Melaka, you can find other similiar chicken rice shop too. Either you want to wait that long or lesser queue. Which would be your favourite Chicken Rice shop in Melaka?

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, ok ok la.-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball (Kedai Kopi Chung Wah)

18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka

Operating Hours: 9am – 3pm (or till finish)

How many of you would thought off that walking up and down in Jonker Street that there is actually a hidden gem in this street. The Daily Fix is one of a latest introduction by my friend that I should not miss out this place for my next visit to Jonker Street.

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The Daily fix is actually hidden right behind this Next KK snd Bhd souvenir shop which actually operate by their family and the cafe is operate by their sun behind the shop. Walking thru the quiet souvenir shop, you will soon greeted by this classic and vintage setting cafe that transform you into another dimension.

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Love their whole setting as it do gives you slightly three different types of interior from the front yard to the center dining area and the back part of it. Filled with all classic items from benches, tiffins, old tv, plates are all as the main part of decor, that their cafe operating area which is the heart of it that makes it slightly modern.

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Quite a nice offerings that they have in their menu as we were quite full from the pork satay meal  which is a street away, we decided to order their signature.

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Durian Cake is one of their top seller that the cake is serve slighly warm and love the fluffiness of it. Top with fresh durian meat on the top with a dash of gula melaka makes it a perfect combo with my coffee.

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Love their Latte @ RM 10.50. coffee too as it is not too strong to my liking, which is not too acidic too. Frothing is just perfect.

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See thru in instagram, alot foodie hunt for their Local Pandan Pancake @ RM 13.90. Made from juicy pandan leaves extract, serve with gula melaka and coconut. For such a price, I totally have no complain on it as they serve it with 5 big round fluffy pandan cakes. Best recipe is their coconut. Not too sweet that makes it a great pairing.

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It is a great place to be if you decided to have a cuppa in Jonker street.

*Pork Free

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8/10 , nicee, for coffee and for their ambiance! -Stamped-

Location:
The Daily Fix Cafe
55 Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka.
Open Wednesday-Monday

Operating Hours: 10am-530pm

Tel: 06-2834-858

It seems that coconut shake in Malaka do take a big hit after the commercialize of Klebang Coconut shake. However, I was recently introduce to this stall by a local friend that Ah Lai Coconut Shake, located in Kampung Alai is one of their favourite.

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price is nearly the same as per compare with other stall.

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If I remember correctly, this taste slightly better as to compare with Klebang Coconut shake for its sweetness and this stall is slightly creamier. Worth to give it a try as this stall is about 20 minutes away from town.

location:
Coconut Shake Alai
Jalan Alai / Kandang
75460 Melaka

Coordinate GPS:
2.176626, 102.307346

I have encounter quite number of Melaka famous pork satay and till I am not too sure which is the better ones. However, this was one of the most recent one that was recommended and it was by luck we reach early and got a spot immediately. Pork Satay at Lung Aun Kopitiam which just only a street away from Jonker street is one of a coffee shop you should drop by if you are moving around by foot.

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A kopitiam that is well known for their Pork Satay and their classic servings of toast from the coffee owner themselves.

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This are the only choices for you to hunt for and upon ordering, average waiting time can be 15 minutes – 60 minutes depending on your luck as there are quite number or order for take away.

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While waiting for your satay, you can order the kopitiam famous kopi and their toast set which is quite similiar to Penang by using charcoal as the base for toast bread.

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We were told by one of the regular, it used to be much better as they do not serve with the plastic egg mug for the egg to cook, where they used to use the silver cans and pour hot water in it. Toast here are serve very flat with their home version of bread, along by spreading with homemade kaya and butter.

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Our order is serve with pig intestine and their classic pork series. One great flavours in their item is their peanut sauce. Its fragrant with mild peanut and taste a bit with their special spices where topping with their chilli oil enhance it.

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What I have read in many blogs that this satay stall, opens whenever they feels like it. To hunt for this shop and they are open, means it is fated for you to dine in. Most of the people purposely travel here for their satay and the old couple that I share table with, both of them finish 60 sticks. That’s crazy.

According to them (the old couple), in the morning, this shop also well known for their fish head bee hoon where the noodle is home made by the uncle himself and the flavors had maintain since the first day they had it. His business hours is from 7am-9am or 10am only. Will come back to try that. 

*NON-HALAL

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8/10 , nicee, for a porkie stall and the peanut saucee Recommended! -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Lung Ann Refreshments
807, Lorong Hang Jebat
75200 Melaka

Tel: 012-258 2972

Business hours: 11am to 5pm (while stock last)

GPS coordinates: N 2 11.753 E102 14.961

[Repost from 2009 – due to updated pictures]

Every state is famous for their own local food, especially when one do travel to Melaka, ‘Satay Celup’ is a food that you would rarely miss. There are numerous hype over Satay Celup in Melaka from years ago till now which is heavily commercialize. Comparing to Penang version, their soup base is made of satay penut sauce as per compare to Penang on clear soup base with 3 sauces to choose from as the sides.

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Upon arriving to their old destination, I stumble this outlet on my right as it seems like a new shop and I pull over as it is rather empty when I reach. I remember clearly that their outlet is opposite a furniture shop and later only found out that this is another branch of them.

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This is the ‘Satay Sauce base soup’ which is abit thick, with peanut base, yet a bit spicy. Perfect soup base.

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Now their system is more in place where there are food trays to place all your chosen sticks from the fridge to be place on it instead of plate.

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Variety of ingredients for you to choose from, as from the side which is fried items to those place inside fridge.

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One fridge is filled with veggies and seafood and the other is meat.

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Ingredients seems lesser compare to last I had was 2009 and if I remember correctly, peanut soup base sauce is thicker, slightly mild spicy and quite fragrant as per compare to now, which is quite slightly diluted.

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I was sharing table with another couple and they felt the same way too. Quality drop?? This question shall leave it for you to judge on.

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Nevertheless, still one of a kind street food to go after and I have miss out this for the past few trips due to events that I am attending and could not fit onto the time.

-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 7/10, Still one of a kind street food to go after~ -Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Location:
Restaurant Ban Lee Siang
45E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee,
Melaka
(opp furniture shop)
Operating Hours: 5pm onwards till late
Tel: 012-6515322
There is this new shop where you will reach first on your right, before original shop opposite Furniture shop
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