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Lok Lok

This stall is operated only at night. Lok Lok, "lock lock" how we pronounce in english way. Idea of the Lok lok is you dip a skewer of food into hot boiling water, and then dip again this time with the sauces provided by the vendor. This is a street food vendor that you share the experience with the strangers, everyone stands beside you and dipping and boiling up food skewers from the same spots. Everyone seems enjoy it with a smiling face.

There are different payment methods in different places, but in this stall, first you eat, then you hand over the collected empty skewers to the vendor. They will calculate the skewers based on the different colour code on them.

They have large variety of fish meatballs and of course they are in higher price range, unlike the vegetable solely skewers, the lowest. I have a short memory of this, I think they do have sio mai and deep fried wontons too. As I still remember, at the writing time, the most expensive of single skewer cost like 0,30EUR. What I have heard about this stall is that there is no different than other famous stall, they make their fame by the sauces, so typical Penang way. The dipping sauces are in a few selection, satay sauce, hoisin sauce, chili garlic sauce and chili sauce.

Lok Lok

- 1. Remember to take enough coins for commune bus's ticket. Driver won't return small changes. First below 7km journey costs about RM1.40 (year 2015).

- 2. Always take a package of tissue paper along. Kopitiam, low cost cafeteria doesn't include one in wash room.

- 3. Penang route planner web site: Penang Journey Planner(

- 4. Postcards from the kiosks, stamps from the post office. There is one post office at Prangin Mall nearby.

- 5. Type of socket/plug is like the one used in UK, G type(UK).

- 6. Tap water: Recommending to boil it first. A bottle of mineral water costs less than an euro.