Lok lok is undoubtedly one of the best street meals to share with family and friends. Whether for dinner or supper, it is soul-satisfying and fosters camaraderie.
Originally from Malaysia, lok lok consists of fresh meat, seafood, vegetables, boiled or deep-fried, and noodles. The sauces and soups make your meal all the more memorable. Gather the crew to sample skewers on a conveyor belt, eight broths at another location, or the belacan sauce at yet another.
Fei Zhu Lok Lok (144 Tampines Street 2, 728 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, and 557 Jurong West St 42) offers delicious, affordable skewered meats, vegetables, and seafood. The deep-fried broccoli and cheese tofu are popular, as is the spicy chilli sauce-topped Shiok Rice. Prepare to queue for supper.
For the budget-conscious, A.K Zai Lok Lok’s (259 Outram Road) $19.90++ buffet has a two-hour limit. It includes 40 different items, from bacon-wrapped enoki to boiled skewers. A $10 upgrade gets you tom yum, curry, mala, laksa, or pork broth. Sauces range from satay to chilli crab. Come hungry: Over five leftover skewers will incur a waste charge.
Admire the yachts while at Dai Lou (11 Northshore Drive, #01-0R, Marina Country Club; 10:30pm-2am). Lok lok includes sweet corn, chicken fillet, and pork balls served with satay, salted egg yolk, sambal, and Thai chilli sauces. Beer and cheap skewers make it a great weekend spot.
Located at 601 Macpherson Rd #01-35 Grantral Mall, LOK不LOK Bistro offers about 30 $1 skewers, including soya bean curd skin, bakkwa, broccoli, and fish roe dumplings. Handmade sauces have names like Crazy Hot Garlic Chilli, Mama Sibei and Mama Satay Sauce.
Happy Lok Lok
If you’re around Punggol, Happy Lok Lok (6 Tebing Lane #01-05) should satisfy your cravings. Especially tasty are its belacan and Thai green chilli blends.Skewer highlights ($1.10–$2.50) include black pepper chicken, pork belly with enoki, tofu fish cake, and fresh seafood. There’s a bicycle park opposite the place for cyclists.
Malaysia Local Delights (224 Tanjong Katong Road) is Singapore’s first Malacca-style lok lok steamboat buffet restaurant. Deep-fried, barbecued and steamboat skewers are available at the buffet until 2am. It includes pork belly, beef, offal, prawns, mushrooms, and noodles. Choose two of the eight broths: curry laksa, satay, chicken, spicy kimchi, tom yam, Penang prawn, and herbal.
The conveyor belt-based Steamov (325 New Bridge Road; open till 6am) serves meat and seafood skewers. Hot dogs, chicken satay, duck, and other basic ones cost $1, while premium ones are $3 each. Among the 10 soup bases Tomato Soup, Sour Vege Fish Soup, and Fragrant Spicy Soup with chilli oil are hits, as are the chilli sauces and condiment station.