Malacca: Super Long Queue Capitol Satay Celup – One of the famous food in Malacca is the Satay Celup. Well, to me, it’s just Lok-lok dipped into hot boiling satay peanut sauce. Let’s start talking about this famous Capitol Satay Celup in Malacca that everyone agrees that it’s famous…… for the long queue.
The last time I went for Satay Celup was the Ban Lee Siang’s, but this time I came to try the most famous one. It was about 7.16pm and the queue span across for shop outlet. The queue was indeed, very long. Since we were already, just queue up and wait, we’ll then see how good it is.
Instinct tells me that all of the visitors to the Satay Celup were all tourists or not Malacca. The queue was really long and it took us about 2 hours + to get a table. Cars passed by, tourists walked by, and they looked at the queue, looked at us, some even photographed us.
Actually, there’s another 2 outlet of Satay Celup located on the same row of Capitol’s. One have no customers, and another one has quite a number of customers, of course Capitol Satay Celup has the most. I think some people are lazy to queue and they go to another shop.
Queued from daylight to night falls, what we did was just talking all along, Facebook and talk again. I suggest you to get a chair, get ready some entertainment like video, or playing cards to wait. 2 hours, my friend! Or the best, don’t queue, don’t eat! I’m not going to queue again, I tell you.
Opens only at 5pm daily, and have a limited number of tables in a small space, Now I know why the long queue.
After 2 hour plus of waiting, of course it’s time to eat! Basically, Satay Celup is a dish where an assortment of raw and semi-cooked seafood, meat and vegetables on skewers are dunked into a boiling pot of peanut satay sauce. Each of the skewer costs RM0.90 and it damages me RM17 that night.
I have got to say, it’s not enough per stick like fish balls you only get two on a stick, or you get only one scallop on one stick. After trying it, the satay sauce does indeed taste different but then I still prefer Penang’s Lok-lok where you dip it in just boiling water, then you mix it with different sauce of your choice like satay sauce, tomyam sauce, chili, ginger and more instead of just one choice of sauce. Moreover, you get different pricing too in Penang instead of flat rate RM0.90, not to mention, better and fresher cockles in Penang.
Well, it’s my personal opinion. What do you think? If I would ever come back again for Satay Celup, I don’t wanna queue again (tired, not fun), I’m gonna go back to the Ban Lee Siang that I have been before, not this, just minus the cockles and the long queue. =)
Capitol Satay Celup
41, Lorong Bukit Cina,
Business Hours: Opens daily at 5pm till late night.