Satay is a common food in Melaka so there is no surprise that this state has the most Pork Satay restaurants. Besides the meat being used, one major difference in Pork Satay (aka Nyonya Satay) is the peanut dip which is usually mixed with a dollop of pineapple sauce.
Sun May Hiong (and along with Xiang Ji, Ming Sate Hut etc) is one of the more popular restaurants in Melaka that specializes in Pork Satay. Once you sit down, you will be given a big tray of satays regardless of whether you ordered it or not. Then, you are free to take as many as you can stomach. When the tray is almost finished the satays will be replenished automatically until you say stop.
While I find the satays (60 cents each) to be quite good, the peanut sauce is oily and diluted. The pineapple sauce on the other hand does not do anything much to improve the overall taste. In fact, it is too sourish for my liking.
The cooking is done outside the restaurants, a good gimmick to attract customers.
As famous and crowded as they could be, overall my meal was a just so-so experience, nothing fantastic. I feel it is worth coming for if you are really desperate for pork satays. If you do not have much time to spend in Melaka, my advice is to just skip this and opt for other food that are more worth your time/stomach space.
Lastly, for your information Sun May Hiong is located at some industrial area so it might be tricky to find especially if you are from outstation. Even if you call up asking for directions they will tell you it is opposite the Melaka river, which is basically everywhere if you ask me. So the best is to follow the GPS coordinates since the address itself is quite useless.
Taman Kota Laksamana
GPS Coordinates: N2 11.523 E102 14.655
Hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon – Sun)