Address: 45F, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, Malacca
Satay celup is one of the many unique things originated from my home town Malacca. Satay celup, which literally means dipping satay, can only be found in Malacca and is crazily popular among Malaccans and tourists from everywhere. Imagine a huge fondue pot installed onto a table and instead of cheese, the pot is filled with boiling hot spicy satay (peanut) sauce. To go with it are skewers of raw or semi-cooked seafood, meat, vegetables, fish balls and meat balls etc. All you need to do is to pick up the skewers you would like to eat and dump them into the boiling pot to cook. How much the meal cost depends on how many skewers of "satay" you consumed (plus other things such as drinks, of course), and normally each skewer costs around RM0.50.
There are a few satay celup restaurants in Malacca, but we usually go to Ban Lee Hiang at Jalan Ong Kim Wee since it is near Gan's parents' place. My favorites there are the kangkung, sausage, lean pork, tau kee (fried bean curd skin), fish balls and meat balls. It was so fun to eat there the last time because our young nephew, Bruce, challenged us to a satay celup eating contest, and that little boy beat us flat with 24 skewers!
If you are stopping by in Malacca and have not yet tried satay celup, I definitely recommend that you check it out - unless the thought of possible double dippings gross you out. But look, you don't always get bad stomach after that, at least I did not get one this time.