Malacca Famous Capitol Satay Celup

Malacca Famous Capitol Satay Celup

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.

malacca capitol satay celup

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…

capitol satay celup queue

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.

malaysians queue

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?

satay celup queue

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.

capitol satay celup

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…

capitol satay celup sauce

After that, time to pick the food from the fridge!

capitol satay celup food

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.

capitol satay celup tray

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.

capitol satay celup cook

A few minutes later, the food is cooked and is ready to be served.

capitol satay celup eat

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.

capitol satay celup finish

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. ;)

capitol satay celup sticks

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
Tel: 06-2835508



11 thoughts on “Malacca Famous Capitol Satay Celup

  1. Ya, I thought it’s okay too but not worth the 1 hour + wait. The boss is nice though, always giving out bigger prawns etc, but still the wait.. :S

  2. Hi! I from Malacca, I don’t like Capitol Satay Celup *most of the Malaccan don’t prefer Capitol Satay Celup too*. It’s not worth it to queue such a long hour and when u got your seat, u find it’s quit stress when others who are still queing, stare at u when u stop norming and start talking with your friends >.<", and it taste is actually so so only *for me*. Why not try up "Ban Li xiang Satay Celup" at Jalan Ong Kim Wee. Not bad although they did not serve big prawns. =) Price is reasonable too.

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