I've visited 2 most popular satay celup place in Melaka , the first one is Ban Lee Hin at Jalan Ong Kim Wee, which I tried in 2008 and the other one is famed Bukit Cina’s Capitol Satay Celup, .which is popular with tourist local and abroad. The most notable difference is the sauce, which IMHO BLH one taste better.
Capitol satay sells by its 3rd generation status .
In the middle of the table is the pot of satay look alike peanut sauce. This is where you dip your selection in the pot ala luk-luk style. However the same pot of peanut sauce is used again and again .… Until theend of the day..or maybe next day ???
The taukeh-soh would come over to add extra peanut sauce and their secret blend chilli paste and ground peanut to give you the kick. The same pot for all customers throughout the night. So if hygenic is your top priority, give this a skip. Well, most of the best food isnt found in the most hygienic of places right ??
Purely self service ,the food are neatly displayed and you take whatever you want to eat. You will be charged for what you have ate by the sticks. In terms of selection , Captiol wins hands down for the really huge varieties and hygenically chilled . Rows of assorted fish / meat balls, vegetables, deep fried foochoks , seafoods and meats for you to choose from. BLH style is they serve you on a tray and pay what you eat.
After you eat more than a certain amount,they give you the bonuses, usually big prawns, pacific clams and some abalone lookalike . All this bonus are still charged at RM0.70 a stick. The usual large prawns cost RM60/kg. Good marketing strategy !!!.
Capitol Satay Celup,
41, Lorong Bukit Cina,