A street food that’s gained popularity over the last few years is lok lok. And even though trips across the causeway are now back to normal, having similar options close to home are great for days when we’re just too lazy to make the trip! Unfortunately, the bill can rack up pretty quickly when it comes to dining here, so we’ve rounded up some of the best lok lok buffets here in Singapore, from authentic Malaysian-style lok lok to others featuring mala eats and hotpot broths!
We all love lok lok, but the downside of having it in Singapore is that the bill gets racked up really quickly! There’s a solution for you at AK Zai Lok Lok, where you can binge on over 40 types of Malaysian-style lok lok at just $19.90++! Take your pick from a whole host of yummy ingredients such as scallop, prawns, bacon-wrapped enoki and pork belly, and you can have them deep-fried or boiled in a soup of your choice. When it comes to a lok lok buffet in Singapore, AK Zai Lok Lok is definitely one of the best spots.
A stone’s throw away from the famous Punggol Nasi Lemak in Tanjong Katong, Malaysia Local Delights serves rustic Malacca-style lok lok buffet. From $28.80++, enjoy all-you-can-eat skewers, such as assorted meats, veggies, fishcakes and seafood balls. You can also pick from two different soup bases to cook your ingredients in! The tables indoors are suited for larger groups, and the tables outside are by the roadside, so it really adds to the Malaysian street-side feel!
At 新潮 xinchao, you can indulge in a free-flow lok lok buffet with over 50 different types of lok lok ingredients to choose from! If you are tired of the usual fried and boiled lok lok, you can even ask them to serve it in the form of Mala Tang or Mala Xiang Guo. However, there are some terms and conditions to keep it mind: the lok lok buffet is dine-in only with a minimum of two pax, and it is also only limited to the first 50 pax per day, while stocks last!
Yi Zi Wei isn’t a lok lok spot per se, but it is famed for its 6-in-1 buffet offerings which includes mala xiang guo, hotpot, mala tang, army stew, KBBQ, and of course, lok lok! A smorgasbord of lok lok is available for selection, however, they are mostly items such as fish balls, sausages and crabsticks. There are also fried lok lok items available as part of the buffet, such as boiled eggs wrapped in bacon and veggies like long beans and broccoli. Even though the lok lok selection seems lacking in meat, it’s hard to have any qualms about it since we can eat our fill of it as part of the barbecue and hotpot experience!
Located in Geylang, That1 is a three-storey themed restaurant with two floors dedicated to dine-in and even a VIP KTV room! From $29.90++, diners can enjoy a buffet with a seafood bucket or steamboat BBQ set, as well as free-flow finger food, claypot dishes and Chinese-style lok lok items which consists of frog legs, shishamo fish, prawns, long beans and sliced potato which are deep fried and then coated with fragrant spices!
The perpetually buzzy Liang Seah Street is home to Hippot, a popular hotpot buffet concept with over 100 ingredients for ultimate indulgence. Besides the usual selection of meats, their Set B buffet option (from $43.80++) also comes with unlimited barbecue skewers such as chicken wings, pork sausages, enoki with bacon and prawns. Braised food like beef brisket and intestines are also available for diners to stuff themselves to their heart’s content!
Also located along Liang Seah Street, Fat Bird offers hearty chicken pots available in six flavours, accompanied by a range of mouthwatering side dishes and barbecue lok lok skewers. Open till 1 am on weekdays and 2 am on Fridays and Saturday, this is a great late dinner or supper spot when the cravings hit!