What to eat in Melaka: Pork Satay at Sun May Hiong Satay House

During a recent trip to Malacca, homeboy Daniel CerVentus took us to Sun May Hiong Satay House for some incredibly non-halal lip-smakingly delicious pork satay.

That’s right. Meat carefully derived from the pig to be transformed into little marinated pieces of heaven. It is only unnatural if you are either a Muslim, Jew or vegetarian.

Everyone else, salivate!

Sun May Hiong pork satay Melaka

This eatery is one of the more famous places in Melaka selling pork satay. The meat skewers are grilled outside the shop, which I think is a great idea since you get to see who’s doing your meat.

Sun May Hiong pork satay Melaka - grilling

When you’re seated, a waitress will automatically bring you a plate of pork satay. At time of visit, each stick costs RM0.80. 80 sen for a stick of satay??? Did inflation hit me and slap me in the face while I wasn’t looking??

Eat however much satay you want, you’re not obliged to clean out the entire plate if you can’t finish it.

The usual satay accompaniments; ketupat (packed rice), cucumber, onions and peanut sauce are also served.

Sun May Hiong pork satay Melaka - pork satay

I thought that the pork satay was decent – the traditional mix of meat and fat. The charcoal style of grilling leaves the meat very slightly charred, with a distinct smokiness. But that’s just half of the story. The killer is when you drown your pork satay with the warm (though slightly diluted) peanut sauce which contains pineapples for that tangy finish. Sweet, spicy and sourish… it’s an explosion of flavours that makes you crave for more!

… unless you’re Shirley, who is unfortunately quite allergic to pineapples.

Sun May Hiong pork satay Melaka - with sauce

Try the liver and intestines satay if you’re up for it. They serve chicken satay as well.

Sun May Hiong pork satay Melaka - intestines

There are a lot of claims that it is overrated. It might be due to the waiting time, especially if the shop’s full and the old man’s trying to cook as many satay as possible to feed everyone. So, have some realistic expectations and enjoy it for what it is.

Sun May Hiong Satay House
50/50A Jalan Kota Laksamana
Taman Kota Laksamana
75200 Melaka.
Tel: +606-281 7281

GPS: N2 11.523 E102 14.655

Opens: 10am to 6pm, Thursday to Sunday incl. public holidays.



  1. been so long since I last had that, I miss the intestine pleaseeeee
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