Sunday, 19 April 2015

Mia's Travelogue: Malacca Eats - Capitol Satay Celup

Despite hearsay of how those satay celup places reuse their pots of gravy, we decided to go ahead and try out Capitol Satay due to the overwhelmingly good reviews we read online. And due to our kiasu-ness, we set off from our hotel at 340pm and reached there just in time for them to open at 4pm sharp. 
Avoided the queue, yay!

And as stated on their signboard, there's no other sister branches out there so make sure you visit their one and only branch at Lorong Bukit Cina, which is about 15 to 20 minutes walk from Jonker Walk. 

The pot of gravy first look just like this on the empty table, and after addition of grounded peanuts and other condiments...

Tadaa, satay sauce!

The choice of food isn't really fabulous, but it will do, for not all kind of food can come on stick easily, although there are some that come on plates, and definitely not all can go well with satay sauce. 
They charge at RM1.10 per stick, so do remember not to go crazy with filling up your food tray. 

One thing that kind of annoyed me was this metal piece that supposedly is to shield you from the direct heat from the burner. But, why use metal? It gets so hot I had to take extra care not to brush my knees against it while I ate. 

Well, if I'm not in Malacca and Capitol Satay Celup is not one of the highly raved eats, I probably will not give this a second look.
First up, I'm never a fan of satay sauce. And secondly, the only think I enjoyed eating from the choices available (after having them cooked in satay sauce) are the fishballs and fishcakes. I would absolutely love a crispy fried wonton, but those soggy and drenched in satay sauce? 
Nay, no thanks. 

Well, I know this doesn't look the most appetizing, but if you're a big fan of satay sauce, you have to try this out!

And what did I say about reaching promptly at 4pm sharp to avoid the queue? We only ate for about 25 minutes, and the queue stretched till almost 3 shops down the street! 
But 1 thing I noticed while we're there was that unlike the usual steamboat places, the tables actually clear pretty quickly as most patrons usually only spend 20 minutes to 30 minutes eating. So while the queue might look dauntingly long, chances are you wouldn't end up fainting on the streets due to hunger from the long wait. 

Till then,
Mia Foo

26 comments:

  1. Hi Molly....the food is looking delicious. Keep posting the pics and invite me for a lunch or dinner when i will in malaysia :)

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  2. Hi Mia. I love satay! But it does look like the placement of the metal thingie can burn somebody. I am also wondering if sanitation well maintained?

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  3. Hey, good you got to this place early and avoided the queue! Good find for those who love this dish!

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  4. I have been seeing several blogs about the food of Malacca. Hope to get the chance to visit there one day. I have not been to Malaysia yet.

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  5. seem you had a hard time swallowing your satay ...but taste is acquired and it also reflects culture. Satay must be not your cup of tea. I love satay and i would suggest you give it a second try ..

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    1. Nope, I didnt have a hard time with the satay. Satay is also my local flavour. I'm ok with it. I don't love it but I don't hate it either.

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  6. Aaaaah food! Satay! I've only had it a handful of times but it was always a pleasure so I'm definitely looking forward to having my fill one of these days. This is making me want to visit Malaysia, just for the food. :)

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  7. The place looks just simple, the food must be food there to have a lot of reviews. I wonder how this taste. I hope you mentioned it here. I'm surprised it really has a long line.

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  8. I love satay and peanut sauce! Too bad satay celup isn't halal :(

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  9. I am a big fan of satay and peanut sauce. Food is looking tempting specially the pic where all satay stick are dipped inside the sauce.

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  10. Although I can tell this would not be my choice of fare, it is great to hear about different cuisines. Bon appetite!

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  11. Haha, I was laughing at the part where your talk about the metal cover at the bottom... Indeed, it is a little nonsensical to have that!

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  12. i love satay sauce! have had it in ages but its lovely

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  13. Sorry to say but I don't like how those foods look. But I do love fishballs.

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  14. Oh wow what an awesome concept! I don't know if it is a restaurant I would try - if I am out for a meal, I like to relax and not feel rushed. Bit crazy to have a metal cover... mhm! Sim x

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  15. Hmmm interesting meal, food you have here. When I travel, one of the things I wanna try and learn about is food. Hmm, I'd pay a visit when I can. Someday. :-)

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  16. very interesting. Love the photos..

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    dawn

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  17. Sorry to say this but this is not the kind of food I want to eat but I do love fish balls. Though I am interested to taste that satay sauce, for curiosity sake.

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  18. The satay looks tasty especially with their sauce. These would really be a good thing to try in Malacca.

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  19. Oh, I have been to malacca but it was a short stay and we have not ventured beyond jonker walk and the dutch square.

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  20. Omg mouthwateringly goooood!! :O makes me want to go to malacca straightaway. Satay is my biggest weakness. Gotta eat it the moment I see it.

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  21. I need to visit where you live so I can go out and enjoy a good meal. These food reviews keep me hungry.

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  22. It is to my great shame that I haven’t tried this satay sauce you were talking about. But rest assured that I will someday. It looks intriguingly appetizing.

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  23. well I haven't eaten this kind of food yet but I am pretty sure it is scrumptious.

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  24. How do you describe the satay sauce? We're going to KL next week and I'm trying to fit in malacca as one of our places to visit so i might also check out this place. I hope we all like the food here. Haha! And I'll take note of the time so we wont run into long lines.

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  25. some call it peanut sauce. it's a very rich, thick and nutty sweet sauce.

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