I’ll always remember the first time I ate Lok Lok out of a converted van in JB. Although it was a tad unhygienic, it was a truly fun and unique dining experience.
Lok Lok is a dish consisting of various deep-fried foods such as meats and vegetables that are served on a skewer and traditionally dipped into thick satay sauce.
Lok Lok is EXTREMELY underrated in Singapore. If you haven’t tried it, honestly why?
So here it is. Here’s a list of Lok Lok spots you can enjoy in Singapore so you don’t have to travel all the way to JB.
Up All Night To Get Lok-y
1. Zaolek Lok Lok
This Lok Lok buffet offers up to 60 different types of skewers, cooking methods – boiled, deep fried, bbq as well as a huge variety of sauces for you to combine and make it your own.
Best part, this Lok Lok will only cost you $24 nett/pax from Tuesdays to Thursdays and $27 nett/pax from Fridays to Sundays for all you can eat!
So feast to your heart’s content at Zaolek Lok Lok.
Zaolek Lok Lok
Address: Paya Lebar Kovan Community Club, 207 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530207
Opening Hours: Tues – Fri: 5:30pm – 11.30pm, Sat – Sun: 5pm – 11.30pm
Contact No.: 6282 4005
2. Chuan Le Xiang Lok Lok
This next one is a little bit out of the way but definitely worth the trip.
This old school Lok Lok dining experience is a passed-down 25-year Singapore family-kept recipe extracted from Satay Bee Hoon.
There’re three soup bases for you to choose from (chicken/mala/satay) but we highly recommend the satay base. Each base pot will cost you $8.
Best part, each stick goes as low as $1 so you know you’ll be leaving this place with a food coma.
Chuan Le Xiang Lok Lok
Address: 23 Neythal Road, Singapore 628588
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 5.30pm – 11pm, Closed on Mondays
Contact No.: 9880 4584
3. Malaysia Local Delights
This place is known for serving familiar Malaysian dishes as well as their Malacca-style Lok Lok.
Offering a lok lok buffet at $24.80 nett/pax (Mondays – Thursdays) and $26.80 nett/pax (Fridays – Sundays), Malaysia Local Delights has also recently expanded into an ala carte menu ($0.80/Stick).
You get to choose from 9 soup bases and like any other Lok Lok bufetts, their satay sauce is a must-try!
The best part? There’s no GST and service charge.
Malaysia Local Delights
Address: 224 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437014
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 5pm – 1.30am, Sun: 11.30am – 12am
Contact no.: 6440 8378
4. JQ Pot
Tucked away in Pasir Panjang Food Centre is a shop that sells Lok Lok with a twist. Instead of dipping your skewered ingredients in peanut sauce, you get a pot of gooey melted cheese.
The cheese used is a mixture of nacho cheese and mozzarella. In case you’re someone who downs cheese like water, they provide refills for free. So you can eat all the cheese that you want.
Their Cheesy BBQ Lok Lok ($38) comes in a set which includes 18 sticks of food of your choice. You can also order additional skewered ingredients if you’re still hungry!
Address: 157 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208529
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 10.30pm, Sat – Sun: 6pm – 11pm, Closed On Tuesdays
Contact No.: 8187 9797
5. Hock Leng Satay Bee Hoon & Lok Lok
Hock Leng Satay Bee Hoon and Lok Lok is known to sell one of the best Lok Lok in Singapore.
Although this stall doesn’t offer a wide variety of ingredients and pot bases compared to other Lok Lok joints, what sets them apart is their savoury and thick satay sauce.
The owners of this stall have been hawking this iconic dish for over 50 years in the Old Airport vicinity, so you know you’re in for a real treat!
Hock Leng Satay Bee Hoon & Lok Lok
Address: 51 Old Airport Road #01-141 Old Airport Road Food Centre Singapore 390051
Opening Hours: Thurs – Sun: 4pm – 9pm, Closed Mon – Wed
6. Wang BBQ & Grill
Wang BBQ and Grill was one of the first few Lok Lok stalls to open back in 2013. The menu consists of over 55 types of Lok Lok ranging from traditional skewers to the new-fangled.
There is a minimum order of 7 sticks, and ranges from $1.20 – $3.00 per stick. You can expect plenty of vegetable skewers and even udon wrapped in pork belly!
Located in Chomp Chomp Food Centre, you can expect a 45 minute wait as the process to prepare these skewers involves coating the chosen skewers in their special homemade sauce and either grilling these skewers over a charcoal grill, or deep frying them.
However it’s truly worth the wait, so sit around, enjoy a drink or two while Wang BBQ & Grill prepares their special Lok Lok for you.
Wang BBQ & Grill
Address: 20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 5.30pm – 1.30am
Contact No.: 9799 5432
7. Steamov (Shi Shang Lao) Lok Lok
This hot pot restaurant at Chinatown offers Lok Lok sticks on a conveyor belt. So you can sit and let the food come to you instead!
Each patron will receive their personal hot pot so all you have to do is pick out the skewers as they pass by on the conveyor belt!
Steamov serves over 10 different soup bases ($5/base) which includes the Tomato Pot, Spicy Pot, Mushroom & Black Chicken Pot and more.
The basic ingredients such as fishball, hotdog etc will cost you $1/stick whilst premium ingredients will set you back by $3.
Steamov opens till 4am daily making it the next perfect place for supper with your family and friends.
Steamov (Shi Shang Lao) Lok Lok
Address: 325 New Bridge Road, Singapore 088760
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11am to 4am
Contact No.: 8858 0543
(Header Image Source: Wang BBQ Lok Lok Facebook)