One of the many highlights of visiting Johor Bahru (JB) is bonding with your friends over some lok lok. Instead of having your skewers dipped in soup, the sticks of ingredients are grilled or fried and enjoyed with various sauces.

Even though the pandemic has halted travel across the border, you can still satisfy your cravings with these four new JB-style lok lok places around our sunny island.

DLLM (MacPherson)

Image: DLLM

Opened recently in January is DLLM, which stands for Dinner Lok Lok Mou. Located at MacPherson, this is a great new supper spot for Easties who are craving for JB-style lok lok.

Each skewer is only $1 and comes with their complimentary signature salted egg yolk sauce for dipping. For a spicy kick, go for other flavours like their sambal belachan, Thai Nam Jin (spicy with a tang of lemon) or Chinchalok (lime, chilli padi and shallots).

Know any buddies who miss having lok lok at JB? Round them up for some supper or dinner at DLLM.

171 MacPherson Road, Singapore 348536
Opening hours: 6 pm – 4 am (Tues – Sun, closed on Mon)
Telephone: +65 8881 7168

Fei Zhu Lok Lok (Tai Seng)

Image: Fei Zhu Lok Lok

You might have heard about Fei Zhu Lok Lok which only opened in February; it is fronted by a duo of 24-year-old ladies, one of whom is dating previous Campus Superstar finalist Rao Zijie, who occasionally comes down to assist the pair.

The JB-style lok lok stall serves up boiled (with salt water) or fried ingredients at only $1 per stick. You can choose to pair your skewers with sauces like Thai sweet chilli, satay peanut, belacan and the crowd-favourite “special” sauce featuring garlic and chillies.

If you’re afraid you won’t be full, you can always complete your meal with their Shiok Rice or Shiok Mee ($1). They come with the “special” sauce poured all over it, and you’ll have to order a minimum of four sticks.

1010 Tai Seng Avenue, Singapore 534417
Opening hours: 5 pm – 10.30 pm (Mon – Fri), 5 pm – 10.30 pm (Sat, closed on Sun)
Telephone: +65 9822 7755

Satay LokLok (Sin Ming)

Image: Satay LokLok

Opened in November 2020, Satay LokLok is where you’ll be able to satisfy your lok lok, satay and mooping (Thai-styled pork skewers) cravings all at once.

The prices are as follows: Lok lok ($1 per stick), satay ($.070 per stick) and mooping ($2 per stick, $9 for five sticks). Enjoy their JB-style deep-fried lok lok, which is afterwards glazed with their homemade sauce and chilli seasoning. If that’s not enough, add on some satay; choices are chicken, pork and mutton ($0.80), which are charcoal-grilled upon ordering.

If you’re in the Marymount area and can’t decide on what to eat, swing by Satay LokLok and be spoiled for choice with their variety of skewers available.

Wan Hao Kopitiam
Block 22 Sin Ming Road, Singapore 570022
Opening hours: 4.30 pm – 10.30 pm (daily)

Loklok 1991’s by Daniel and Meng (Ang Mo Kio)

Image: Loklok 1991’s by Daniel and Meng

It’s no longer such a surprise to see the younger generation opening up hawker stalls; cue Loklok 1991’s by Daniel and Meng, whose stall is only one year old since their opening in January 2020.

Their affordable skewers go for $1 each, and after being deep-fried are coated with their in-house sauce. To add more flavour, go for their homemade spicy chilli sauce, sweet chilli sauce, satay sauce or sweet sauce. And great news for those who enjoy their mantou with condensed milk; just let the owners know and they’ll drizzle some on for you.

The stall is located at Ang Mo Kio and open tills 2 am, making it another perfect supper option for those living in the area.

340 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 560340
Opening hours: 6 pm – 2 am (Mon – Sun, closed on Thurs)

Feature image taken from DLLM