Even though dining out has resumed, the causeway remains closed — it’s been more than a year and we’re craving the cheap, indulgent supper fixes of JB. Mostly, we miss the saucy affair of wolfing down dozens of lok lok at a roadside van.
Thankfully, we have our fair share of affordably priced lok lok places in Singapore, some with queues stretching on for an hour. As Singaporeans, we know that the queue never lies when it comes to good food.
Keep an empty stomach before heading down to these popular lok lok spots in Singapore, because we know it’ll be hard to resist the urge to stuff yourself silly while thinking “just one last stick.”
DLLM Lok Lok
DLLM is a stall popular for having all their lok lok priced at just S$1 — all skewers, no matter the ingredients. What makes this an even more popular late-night haunt is the fact that they open till 4am!
Other than the skewers, one of their selling points is their range of free-flow sauces. There are the more typical zesty choices such as Chinchalok and Thai Nam Jin Sauce, but the crowd favourite at DLLM Lok Lok is definitely the creamy Salted Egg Sauce.
Zao Lek Lok Lok
When it comes to lok lok, more is always better. So, we’re sure many people will be fans of Zao Lek Lok Lok’s buffet spread of skewers which you can dig into for just S$22 on Thursdays and S$25 on Fridays & Saturdays.
Their assortment stretches up to 60 items and can be paired with soups like Lasa and Bak Kut Teh. If you’re in need of a sinful fried lok lok kick, their skewers are tempura batter fried and bolstered with their “special powder”.
Fei Zhu Lok Lok
You can trust Fei Zhu Lok Lok to give you one of the most authentic JB lok lok experiences in Singapore. This relatively new lok lok stall was opened by 2 young friends who just missed their JB lok lok that much.
Besides pricing all the sticks at S$1, they also serve sauces such as their Belacan, Thai Sweet Chilli, and Fei Zhu Lok Lok’s special Homemade Sauce. Carb lovers can also get some Shiok Rice (S$1) with a healthy topping of their special sauce.
You’ve probably had conveyor belt sushi before, but have you had conveyor belt lok lok? This conveyor belt hotpot joint at Chinatown doesn’t only sell hotpot but also lok lok, all sent through a conveyor system.
Each diner is given their own hotpot (S$5) with a soup of their choice to dip their skewers into. Normal skewers cost S$1 while premium skewers cost S$3. They’re open till 6am, so you can drop by anytime to see their cute truck in action, delivering skewers straight to your table.
📍 325 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 088760
🗓️ 11am–6am (Daily)
While you expect to find most lok lok stalls in Singapore nestled in cosy coffee shops, Lokbulok provides a different and fun ambiance in their bistro that’s awash in colourful neon lights, providing plenty of OOTD angles.
Being more of a bar, Lokbulok serves wallet-friendly alcohol for you to wash down all the greasy skewers. You can find S$1.50 shots and if you order home delivery, they give free bottles of soju to pair with their 35 sticks bundle for S$35.
150 — that’s the number of different skewers you can find at this new skewer bar. When we say you’d be spoilt for choice here, you’d really be spoilt for choice.
But 13 inch isn’t like most other lok lok joints in Singapore, they also focus on skewers prepared China style (Chuan Shao), Japanese (Yakitori), and with their own take on local flavours. They come in platters that start from S$9 and you can expect unique skewers like Unagi and Soft Shell Crab.
With a name like Dai Lou, you can expect them to be bosses at churning out lok lok. With over forty types of lok lok priced from just S$1, that is a pretty boss selection. Plus you can dip them in their 4 special sauces including Satay, Salted Egg Yolk, Sambal, and Thai Chilli.
In addition to that, it’s situated in the swanky Marina Country Club so you can unwind in the serene sea breeze, surrounded by luxurious yachts, all the way until 2am. Probably one of the most scenic lok lok spots in Singapore.
Meat on skewers is such a classic in Asia, almost every country has their own variation of it. Here at Satay LokLok, you get to experience skewers from BKK and Singapore along with JB Lok Lok.
Yes, we’re talking Satay and Moo Ping, a popular Thai street delicacy. Mix and match between lok lok at $1 a stick, charcoal-grilled satay from $0.70, and moo ping at S$2 each.
Malaysian Local Delights
If you’re not a fan of JB style lok lok, check out the first Malacca-style lok lok steamboat eatery in Singapore. Other than your typical deep-fried skewers there are also barbecue and steamboat options available to patrons.
Best of all, they serve everything ala carte buffet style along with free-flow fruits and ice cream. Wear a loose shirt, this is a place where you’d probably leave with a food baby.
📍 224 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437015
🗓️ 5pm–2am (Daily)
Loklok 1991s by Daniel & Meng
This stall is located in a modern kopitiam that’s just a 10 minute walk from Ang Mo Kio MRT. Besides them, the kopitiam also houses popular stalls selling Mookata and Crab Maki. You can mix and match your supper to your heart’s delight here!
For the lok lok itself, most items are just S$1 save for the exception of Cheese Tofu and Scallops which are S$2. They also provide 4 sauces including Homemade Chilli, Sweet Thai Chilli, Satay, and Sweet Sauce.
Go Lok Lok
Here’s one for those living in the far-flung corner of Jurong West. Go Lok Lok provides a deep fried lok lok experience to Westies that’s not only convenient, but also only costs S$1 a stick.
After a quick dip in the deep fryer for that gratifying lok lok crunch, the sticks are then drizzled in a special homemade sauce. Spice lovers can also request some mala seasoning to get the tongue-scorching pleasure they crave.
Chuan Le Xiang Lok Lok
While JB lok lok has seen a boom over the past year because of the closed borders, Chuan Le Xiang Lok Lok is omething different — an old-school stall selling Singapore style lok lok with a recipe has been passed down for 25 years.
Their Yuan Yang Pot (S$10) comes with chicken soup and their secret Satay Sauce. This unique chunky sauce is modified from Satay Bee Hoon Sauce for a rich paring to their S$1 lok lok sticks. Currently, they only have fried sticks available due to recent covid measures.