As we Malaysians already know, Malacca is known for its local delicacies and one of them is Satay Celup. Even though there are several Stay Celup places to go to in Malacca, the most popular one has to be Restaurant Capitol Satay Celup.
I’ve never been there before… until this trip.
With all the hype that’s going around about Capitol, I’ve always wanted to try out the Satay Celup over here.
But the scary thing about coming to Capitol is that I have to face this…
Yes, a queue. A super loooooong queue. That’s the only down side to dining here.
This place is infamously known for being crowded. Customers have to queue along the road and wait patiently for their turn.
Feeling determined, we joined the queue. Surprisingly throughout the wait, there were people who gave up and left the queue. Some even opted for a nearby Satay Celup restaurant which has practically no customers.
How long did we actually waited until it was our turn?
1 hour and 30 minutes.
By the time we reached the entrance of Capitol, the sky was already dark. I can’t believe I passed the test of patience, all for the sake of some skewered food with peanut sauce.
Nevertheless, we got to our table and the waiter prepared a fresh bucket of sauce with scoops of peanuts, brown sugar and some herbs and spices.
So here’s how it looks like before things got messy…
After that, time to pick the food from the fridge!
At Capitol, there is a wide variety to choose from. The skewered ones cost 90 cents each, whereas the ones in plates cost differently according to the colour of the plate.
What comes next is very simple – just dunk them into the boiling sauce and let them cook.
It’s fun to dip in as many as you can, but make sure it’s manageable. Some pieces soften and may slide off the stick.
A few minutes later, the food is cooked and is ready to be served.
So after the long wait outside, this IS the moment. It’s time to… EAT!
And you know what, it only took us about 15 minutes to gobble up the food we took. We were hungry, and the aftermath got pretty messy.
Once we’re done with the meal, I personally think that it’s… just okay what.
I know that everyone has been saying that Capitol’s Satay Celup is must-try, best ever food and whatnot, but I don’t think I’ll go back for another round.
Well, unless Capitol introduces a VIP card concept, gives me one, and I don’t have to queue during my next visit. ;)
Anyway, some say that no visit to Malacca is complete without a taste of the popular Satay Celup. But I beg to differ.
Malacca is so much more than just Satay Celup. :)
Capitol Satay Celup Restaurant
41, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100 Melaka
Business Hours: Daily 1700 onward, Mon closed
GPS Coordinates: 2.1953, 102.2523