Looking through my old photos, I realize that we ate alot more than that and one of the places I particularly enjoyed was Sun May Hion pork satay, on Jalan Kota Laksamana.
It’s actually just off Jonker street and you can walk there in no time at all. But if you’re lazy like us, you’ll drive. From the row in front of the shops you can see the landmarks above. I don’t know why the ‘eye’ was moved to Malacca, as if there wasn’t better uses of our money in the first place…
The pork satay at this place is pretty famous in Melaka and is constantly being cooked right in front of the shop. The smells wafting on to the street drew me in like one of those UV lights attracts flies.
After sitting down, a lady asked us what we wanted to drink and how much satay we wanted to start with. For 3 of us I think we started with maybe 20+ sticks of satay, some pork, some pork innards (yummmm) and I think there were a few sticks of chicken satay as well.
The satay was served with the pre-requisite ketupat, onions, cucumber and of course the satay sauce. The satay sauce here was slightly different than normal as it had chunks of pineapple inside which gave it a nice salty, nutty, sweet flavour.
For me, you HAVE to eat your satay with a bit of ketupat, onion and cucumber on the stick before dipping it into the satay sauce before having a bite. The combination of textures, colours and flavours was great and is what I feel makes asian food so diverse and just down right tasty.
While you eat, the satay is constantly topped up on your plate in front of you. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you pay for everything that’s put on the plate, just what you eat, they count by stick (RM0.60/stick). I think it’s really smart to do it this way as you always eat more when the food is right under your nose. Haha.
We probably ate close to 50 sticks for 3 of us. Maybe more…
Sun May Hiong Pork Satay
Jalan Kota Laksamana
Off Jonker Street
Cuisine: Satay (Is this malay/indian/chinese?)