One of the best Satay in Malacca based on reviews (if not the best!), another contender is Xiang Ji Satay House.
In the end, my wife and I tried both of the highly reviewed Satay restaurants in Malacca and hands down this is both our preferred choice.
Pork Satay (per stick) – 0.9 RM ($0.3 SGD)
The pork satay is good and combined with small pieces of pork fat in between the meat, makes the overall balance between lean meat and fatty meat (pork fat) just right (not dry or sloppy). The grilled is just nice too (balance) with sufficient smokiness.
Is this the best satay I ate in my life? I will say no, but probably the best in Melaka.
But I will say the sauce is one of the best I ever tasted, which makes the whole dish shines.
Initial thought it’s spicier than other restaurants’ sauce, but yet the peanut and (pineapple?) in it balances the spiciness out.
Eating the satay with the sauce, its a smooth harmonious blend of taste. I just can’t stop to keep wanting to dip the meat into the sauce, and immediately into my mouth.
30 sticks of pork satays went down both of our stomachs in no time…
Meat Rating: 3.75/5
Sauce Rating: 4.25/5
Conclusion: If you like Satay, just drop by here to eat it! It’s just about 10 minutes walk from Jonker Walk. Better come early, it gets sold out early in the afternoon. When we reached at 3pm, only pork satay left. But pork satay is always our preference to benchmark satay, and apparently their best also?
Compared to the other highly reviewed satay restaurant in Melaka, Xiang Ji Satay House. Xiang Ji is honestly decent, but Sun May Hiong just wins Xiang Ji in every aspect.
(Last dined in February 2017)
Sun May Hiong Satay House
50/52 Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/1
Taman Kota Laksamana
Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm