Ban Lee Siang is a popular restaurant in Jalan Ong Kim Wee known for its Satay Celup in Melaka. It provides wide range of food here and the price is reasonable.
Ban Lee Siang (万里香) Hot
Malacca, Malaysia 75300
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Melaka is among the best states in terms of food. The satay celup sauce is the differentiating factor that makes it better than the typical lok lok.
The peanut sauce is quite spicy so I have to refrain from eating a lot of it as I have stomach troubles. I really love eating the 'sihams' since they are fresh and good for my anemia.
P/S: There is a rumour that the sauce is recycled and the containers are not washed for days. Eat at your own risk! I am not sure how true this rumour is but there wouldn't be smoke without fire!
Another reason to go to Melaka
I was once told that Melaka is known for their delicacies that are associated with Gula Melaka. Fortunately satay celup gave me another reason to visit the wonderful state as I have foudn it to be my next greatest passion in life. Being a food lover, it was very hard for me to resist eating at a place that served good food and where you can dip them in hot peanut sauce! Yum!
Definitely should go have a look when you have the chance.
Waking up to Goodness of Satay Celup Melacca
If you have been travelled to Malacca but you never step in to this Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup shop at Jalan Ong Kim Wee, owh...you are totally OUTDATED ! One of the oldest and most original satay celup restaurant. Compared to lok lok which is dipping raw foods into hot water, this is dipping into hot peanut sauce. The peanut sauce/ satay sauce is really really awesome and mouth-watering. All the foods are stored in refrigerator to preserve the freshness. Take whatever you want. Be sure to go there early as the sauce will be recycled and re-cooked. This is -1 of the satay celup in Melacca, be it Ban Lee Siang or Capitol (another famous satay celup in Melacca). It would be just perfect if they don’t recycle the sauce. But we can always avoid this for the sake of yummiest satay celup. Go there early and your sauce is fresh from the kitchen.
The prices are counted by how many stick you have eaten. Basically the food consist of assorted fish/meat balls, vegetables, deep fried snacks, seafood, meats etc~
When you are done, they will collect all the sticks you have and count, and your job is to pay =p
I was told the history of it.
Had a food (day) trip with a few of my friends to Malacca and I was hoping so much for Satay Celup as that was the first time I had Satay Celup in my life. Who knows the day I went to Malacca was a Monday, which was coincidentally the same day as the off-day for Capitol (the most famous restaurant for Satay Celup in Malacca).
We did not want to go home disappointed, so we went to Ban Lee Siang for Satay Celup. The food wasn’t bad, but a friend of mine who had been to Capitol said that the food choices here are more limited as compared to Capitol.
Before we entered the shop, we actually noticed that the shop was separated into two individual shops. And we got to know the ‘answer’ without asking. The boss told us the whole story every time he came to our table serving us. They are actually brothers, but separated their business due to some arguments. It was quite interesting knowing the story behind it anyway.
Delicious peanut sauce
What I like about Ban Lee Siang is unique savory peanut sauce that you cook your food in. The sauce goes well with the food and adds flavor during the cooking process. For some reason the peanut sauce here is the best I’ve tasted so far compared to satay celup in other places. The best skewers would be quails eggs and tau kee. There’s also fresh ‘siham’ here which taste really good with the peanut sauce.
I find the atmosphere there uncomfortable as it is crowded, noisy, hot and humid during dinner time. To avoid the long queue you would probably need to be there earlier at about 6.30pm.
Nice and Cheap Satay Celup Ever
Went twice to Ban Lee Siang: first time was with my coursemates while second time was with my collegues, and guess what? I could forget the amazing satay! The first time i went it even full until we need to sit at the backstreet! It provides the normal lok lok food, but the difference is we cook it with satay sauce and each stick only costs rm0.60! Cheap right? So you actually can eat them non-stop, but make sure you order the few herbal teas because the sauce is quite hot, if you don't, you may end up getting pimples all over your face. It is a food worth try and it is easy located, just behind the Pey Fong Independent School.