20 Oct, 2009
Restoran Satay Celup Zao Jiuu
Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food
A post dated back to August 2008. We had a sudden urge to visit Malacca for its infamous satay celup since we were leaving to the UK soon and we have not try satay celup yet. Without much hesitation, we departed to Malacca for a night trip.
The barley with lime (薏米桔子水) was priced at RM2 while the barley drink was priced at RM1.50 (薏米水). Both local drinks were nice and refreshing and provided a nice contrast with the spicy steamboat satay. The bread was priced at RM0.50. It was good for dipping in the thick and aromatic peanut sauce. It was heavenly delicious and so we ordered several plates of bread to soak up the delicious peanut sauce.
Satay celup (串串锅), literally translated as steamboat satay, is where raw food, vegetables and seafood on skewers are cooked in a boiling pot of thick and spicy peanut sauce. In Zao Jiuu, the skewers are kept in the refrigerator and customers are free to choose from the wide selection of raw food. The unlabeled stick was priced at RM0.50 each while the one with a blue label was priced at RM1. We took skewers of prawns, broccoli, Chinese leaf, mushrooms, bitter gourd, chili and dumplings.
The peanut sauce was thick and spicy with a tinge of sweetness, it complemented so well with the fresh ingredients. It was delicious. We loved it so much and would definitely return to Malacca for more! Zao Jiuu is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm to 12am. For more information about this restaurant, please visit their website here.
After dinner, we drove to Jonker Street to visit their night market. There was a live cultural performance on stage during the night of our visit, adding to the liveliness of the historical city. Jonker Street has a lot to offer, varieties of souvenirs and local delicacies were available in the vibrant night market.
Even though we were quite full after dinner, we can’t resist having dessert before leaving the night market. We randomly chose a place to sit down and had something that we craved for since our previous visit to Malacca – Cendol.
The best thing about Malacca’s cendol is their gula Melaka (palm sugar). The gula Melaka was so sweet and fragrant, combined with the icy cold shaved ice, coconut milk and starch noodles, the dessert was simply addictive.
It was a very enjoyable trip. We hope to return to Malacca and Jonker Street again to discover different food and treasures in the city.
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