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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.

We were told that there are quite a few satay celup restaurants located in Jalan Ong Kim Wee. There we found two satay celup restaurants located next to each other. Randomly, we chose Zao Jiuu (潮洲).

The restaurant was packed with many customers. We had to wait for a table. Service was good and efficient though. Despite the huge crowd, we were seated very quickly.

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.

Second round, we took more prawns, mushrooms, cockles and vegetables. Other than these, they also have squid, quail eggs, crab sticks, fish balls etc.

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.

Geographer Café is one of the landmarks in Malacca. It is a nice building which has won an architectural award.

There are many heritage buildings located on this street.

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.

Restaurant Information
No. 45-G, Jalan Ong Kim Wee,
75300 Melaka,
Tel: 06-2865484

11 Responses to "Restoran Satay Celup Zao Jiuu"

1 | 北西八地

October 21st, 2009 at 2:53 am




2 | 孤傲的王子

October 21st, 2009 at 3:51 am


wow, satay celup, i like it…i only ate once so far…so miss it!!!

3 | thenomadGourmand

October 21st, 2009 at 4:55 am


eekks…nvr been to melaka before..sigh..

4 | sock peng

October 21st, 2009 at 8:32 am


Thanks ur sharing

5 | ai wei

October 21st, 2009 at 10:01 am


saya pun mau pergi! when was this??? how come i din know de @@

6 | J2Kfm

October 21st, 2009 at 3:01 pm


yeah, the gula melaka is really dense, thick and sweet. and fragrant.
incomparable. though i find jonker88's durian cendol somewhat lacking, compared to before.

7 |

October 21st, 2009 at 3:45 pm


reach melaka didnt inform awhile?
y u went there to eat?
that's nt the most famous 1.
next to it 1 is the more famous 1.
another is capitol satay celup lah.
but this 1 oso not bad lah…
new style lah…

8 | Tarts and Pies

October 21st, 2009 at 4:35 pm


I usually eat at Capitol (Malacca). Their gravy is unbeatable…

9 | jiaqi

October 23rd, 2009 at 9:02 pm


Agree with you totally…The cendol is tasted good!!!! I miss Malacca food!!!

10 | mimid3vils

October 24th, 2009 at 1:39 pm


never try this due to hygiene problem 😛

11 | petite nyonya

October 29th, 2009 at 4:06 pm


What can I say, Malacca is a wonderful place :D. I'm biased coz I'm Malaccan. Haha! Satay celup is super yummy!

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