20 March 2015

Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup

45-E Jalan Ong Kim Wee
75200 Melaka
Coordinates: 2.198110, 102.244845

After almost three hours of walking we were famished and decided to try our luck at Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup. We’ve made several attempts at finding an empty table at this restaurant in the past, alas to no avail.

impossible to find seating

but it was late and we were lucky?

This time however, we came past 10:00pm and I guess the dinnertime crowd had dispersed. Lady luck and Father time is smiling upon us.

How do we even try to describe Satay Celup?  Loosely translated to Steamboat Satay it’s akin to steamboat, but with satay gravy instead. For those unfamiliar, satay gravy is a concoction of  ground roasted peanuts or peanut butter (smooth or crunchy), coconut milk, soy sauce, tamarind, galangal, garlic, and spices.

We’ve seen anything and everything thrown into the satay gravy. What started out as most types of seafood and vegetables on individual skewers, we’ve seen anything from sausages, beef, chicken and/or pork fillet and even mushrooms thrown into the mix.

sample of what's available

Without further ado, here’s the photos from our very messy dinner…

the satay sauce

side dishes of cucumber and bread

we begin the battle with the satay sause

here we go



I think I left it in a little too long?

round two


only Cat will eat green leafy vegetables

It was well worth the wait, and apart from the excellent choice of skewered foodstuff we agreed that the satay sauce was very delicious. No wonder the large crowds. From an everyday food for the everyday man perspective, Ban Lee Siang may not fit the bill but as a to-do list if you're ever in Melaka it sits almost right at the top.

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