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Satay Celup Melaka

What is "Lok Lok Sauce" i.e. Satay Celup Melaka?

Satay Celup is originally from Malacca, the historical city of Malaysia. It is still popular there and with more than 80 types of seafood and vegetables to choose from to dip into its thick, aromatic peanut sauce, many tourists and locals consider Satay Celup an absolute favourite.

You may also know it as Sate Celup or Steamboat Satay. For this dish, you need an assortment of raw and semi-cooked seafood, marinated meat and vegetables on skewers. These are then dunked into a hot boiling pot of satay gravy.

The sauce is made with peanuts, dried chilli peppers, garlic and palm sugar. The recipe differs from one eatery to another, so you can shop around and try out different places to find your favourite. Satay Celup is often accompanied by barley drink, coconut water or herbal tea to combat the spiciness of the sauce.

Recipe for Satay Celup Melaka

Let's begin with the all-important peanut sauce.

Lok Lok Sauce / Satay Steamboat Sauce preparation

Ingredients A :

(2) 400ml water (room temp water)

(3) 1 tbsp oil

(4) 2 tsp corn flour

Ingredients B :

(1) 100-150g pineapple diced or minced (this is the secret to making a really tantalising Satay Celup Melaka!)

(2) 50g toasted chunky peanuts (optional)

(3) 1 tbsp of unsalted unsweetened peanut butter spread (optional)

Tips :

  • Some pineapple may be too sweet, so it might overpower the sauce. Add pineapple gradually and adjust the amount to your liking.

  • As the fruit has a high water content, you may wish to reduce the amount of water.

  • As the pineapple can make the sauce quite watery, you can add corn flour to thicken the sauce. You want your sauce to be thick enough to coat the meat when dipping.

  • If the sauce is overpowered by the pineapple, some peanut butter spread may help to balance it up.

Method :

(1) Mix all ingredients A in a pot, stir well and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. The sauce should become a bit starchy.

(2) Add in Ingredients B and continue to boil for a few minutes.

(3) Once ready, serve with Satays or you can use ingredients pictured below such as fish balls, cuttlefish, kangkung, prawns and beancurd (skewer some if you wish). Let your creativity flow!

Look at those skewers and the satay dipping sauce! Mmm... with our Satay Sauce, you have the option to add your choice of nuts as our Satay Sauce Powder is "peanut friendly", perfect for those who are allergic to nuts. Pine nuts and sesame seeds are options.

*You'll find instructions on the packet as well, so it will always be easy for you to create your own dishes using our sauces and spices.

Check out more Satay ideas below to eat with the Satay Celup sauce recipe above :-

Satay anytime! No skewers required! Here are beautiful dishes you can make with satay sauce - Satay Marylands, Satay Beef Brisket or Satay Chicken Wings. Our Satay Marinade powder is really convenient for travellers and for those who are camping & caravanning!

Cool down with a deliciously refreshing COCONUT SHAKE!

Watch the video below to make your very own coconut shake to accompany the yummy satay sauce!



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