Lok 淥 in Cantonese means to be scalded or getting burnt in hot water. Lok lok is similar to chinese steamboat but instead of using a chopstick, food is skewed with satay sticks. Just a couple of years back, Lok Lok was only available in Malaysia and back then, trying lok lok is mandatory whenever you visit Johor bahru. Eating alongside the road and ordering from the iconic van with inbuilt pots and sticks of food were memorable. It was also my first experience eating pig’s blood and deep fried broccoli. Is that weird or what?
Fast forward to the future, there are several lok lok places in Singapore and despite the introduction of lok lok since 2013, I am surprised as to why it didn’t go viral like how other food trends did. Perhaps lok lok was not exposed and has lesser media coverage, therefore, only a few are aware of its existence. I am sure all this will change soon because lok lok is a much more convenient and fun way to eat steamboat!
Here are 5 different lok lok places you should totally try it out!
1. Chuan Le Xiang Lok Lok – Satay Celup Singapore
Chuan Le Xiang is located in the industrial area on the West side, where you get to eat the roadside steamboat with satay sauce. Satay sauce!? I had all kinds of soup as bases but peanut sauce as a base is a first! It has one of the highest rating by customers and each stick only cost $1!
2. Malaysia Local Delights Restuarant
Malaysia Local Delights offer a range of zi char style dishes originating from Malaysia and also Malacca Satay Lok Lok. Many are drawn to its lok loko buffet that offers nine different types of soup bases, including satay sauce, and over 100 food items such as mushroom, fresh meat and more to choose from.
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3. Miss Lok
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Probably the newest lok lok restaurant in Singapore, Miss Lok has gained much recognition through the clever use of social media, Instagram. Miss Lok knows how to capture the hearts of the younger generation with its fun and edgy contemporary modern interior. Inspired by the sushi bar concept, Miss Lok food dishes are served on sushi conveyor belt. Pretty cool! Although it’s on the pricier end, the entire experience is worth it!
4. Satay Culture
Satay Culture has the coolest combination of both steamboat and grilling options. If food on skewers is not for you, they also offer dishes on normal plating so you can eat it like a typical steamboat.
5. Hock Leng Satay Bee Hoon & Lok Lok
Located at the famous Old Airport Road Food Centre, Hock Leng has been around for many years. The lok lok is unrated with its simple broth but the main focus is their satay sauce. The satay bee hoon is known to be one of the best in Singapore because of its delicious and fragrant peanut sauce.
I am pretty sure lok lok could just be the next food trend. What do you think? Try these places out before the crowd gets to them and let us know of any more places in Singapore that offers lok lok!
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