Sate Celup or Satay Celup (Steamboat Satay) is a dish where an assortment of raw and semi-cooked seafood, meat (including raw meat) and vegetables on skewers are dunked into a hot boiling pot of satay gravy.
Satay celup is popular in Malacca (historical city in Malaysia). Many tourists and locals consider satay celup a favourite because there are more than 80 types of seafood and vegetables to choose from and the sauces are thick and aromatic. Moreover, the food is always kept fresh in huge refrigerators or on shelves of cold storages in food courts. In Singapore, the dish is prepared by preparing a large pot of satay gravy and slathering it on individual skewers.
Satay celup is sold at prices that start as low as 80 cents in Malacca where delicious food is easily obtainable at cheap prices. Barley drinks often accompany the meal due to its hot and spicy flavour, coconut water or Chinese herbs tea will be a good combination.
Satay celup is sold in a self-service mode, and as soon as seats are picked by customers, food can be immediately taken using trays provided.
For people who are unable to stand the hot flavour, one can easily request for a plain water so it can be dipped into it to wash away the sauce.
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