Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lok Lok @ Yu Lek, Cheras

What do you do when you see lots of shiny raw food in sticks lying in front of you?

You forget that they charge you by sticks, and pile up the food on the plates at free will.

Its been definitely a very long while since i had lok lok. If memory serves me correct, i probably didnt have lok lok before, especially with a very concerning and caring mother. Sharing pots of hot water, sauces, and dipping raw food with your signature saliva isnt exactly the most hygenic of things. So apparently, the closest of things is steamboat which was also quite a while.

Now the days where you had to stand up and cook your food is long gone. They have gone and picked up some skills in customer service. We now have chairs, personal pots of boiling water, and plates for sauces, oh, what a luxury.

Your choices of 3 sauces..

As i promised, your personal pot..

Now along with boiling pots of water, there have a designated pot of oil as well. There are several choices that can be chosen for the deep frying method. Result? More sinful snacks while waiting for your fish balls to cook.


When you choose your food, you forget that you are either hungry or full, diet or no diet. Everything seems pleasing on the eye and without hesitance, the sticks pile up. A huge variety of fish balls, seafood, organs and your daily fibre consumption of vegetables are available. Prices start from 60 cents to RM2.50 per stick.

How can you not be tempted by the squid tentacles floating up from the water and looks like they have just gone through a perm treatment?

Finishing off with another species of marinated octopus and half a "pei dan" ("preserved duck egg")

All in all, it was a good experience. To be able to seat down and chit chat while you take pictures, go to the stall as if it was buffet and stack up the food was a memorable experience. For my wallet that is. Total damage? RM 30. Definitely could have got me a decent meal under a roof with proper air-conditioning, i reckon. Given a choice? I rather go back here and start choosing the colour sticks again.

Address? Along the "Wai Sek Kai" in Taman Yu Lek, Cheras.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5 stars - it wasnt exactly cheap, but a more luxurious option then standing beside the van in a busy night market and tasting everyone's saliva in your sauce.

17 comments:

Nic (KHKL) said...

haha! like you, i was restricted (and brainwashed) too, to a point i cringe everytime i hear the word lok lok...with personal pots, guess there's no reason to be afraid anymore...bring on the cockles!

Kenny Mah said...

"...it wasnt exactly cheap, but a more luxurious option then standing beside the van in a busy night market and tasting everyone's saliva in your sauce."

Ewww. And. LOL.

ling239 said...

i notice now they also served the mini octopus at the lok lok store... last time we only find them in the Japanese restaurant ~ ^_^

daphne said...

to this day, I still don't dare to try lok lok! how did u take such classy photographs of roadside stall? *puzzled*!

MeiyeN said...

yum yum.... i am craving for luk luk now! is been so long since da last time we had luk luk cause it's rainy season now and didn't get to go pasar malam :(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: that was what i didnt do..cockles haha..

kenny: well ignorance is bliss..at times..

ling239: now its everywhere!

daphne: classy? where got..aiseh i m blushing d..

meiyen: haha actually can do steamboat also mah..can do at home..

♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ said...

Nowadays, lok lok is not cheap compares with last time. It can be more than RM10 for only few stick. hehe... becomes one kind of luxurious food already, thats why you can see marinated octopus here also.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

where's da kerang, dude??? (as you can imagine, it's my no.1 item in lok2)

wenching & esiong said...

It's really fun eating lok lok sometimes compared to air con restaurants all the time! Totally agree with you!

team bsg said...

great idea to eat ones personal things personally ! unless its your sweetheart then u will share everything right ? haha

we feel this kind of diy meal is best enjoyed over a great drink with great gluttons as the sticks ( according to you ) will just pile up, and up & to turn away those wet temptresstic bombs peeking lovingly at you straight on is tantamount to gross indecency not to mention unforgiveable as a fine connoisseur

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

alvin: my "snack" was rm30 u know..sigh

ll: takut la..haha

w&e: just now all the time la..haha

team bsg: totally..haha thank god i didnt have connoisseur written on my forehead..

KampungboyCitygal said...

ooo so this is the place tat sexy beast keeps raving about

ai wei said...

this is jz a few lots next to hau kee right?

Bernsy said...

aiseh, classy pictures i can't see. Just when u decided to come to Yulek, your pics all habish liao. why don't u upload your pics on imageshack and flickr for the time being ?

Jason said...

Aiyak, I came in too late. Bandwith exceeded.

celine said...

Look at the marinated octopus! This is modern lok lok, no longer the old style anymore...

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