Two weekends ago, I had the chance to bring my cousins from Singapore to a place called Lok Lok street in Puchong, one of the major towns in the Petaling region, Selangor, Malaysia.
Lok Lok street is a popular spot with Lok Lok trucks where they sell tiny bite-sized steamboat food skewers such as clams, cockles, sausages, fish balls, meat balls, squids, vegetables, Chinese sausages and more.
Right beside the multi-racks of food skewers, there will be two pots of boiling water and also be a few types of dipping sauces e.g. chilli sauce, sweet sauce and spicy peanut sauce (a.k.a satay sauce).
Once you've chosen your food item, you can either:
- Boil/blanch - Stand at the food truck and dip your food items into hot boiling water. After your food is cooked, dip it with your selection of sauces.
- Fry - Pass your food items to the food truck owner and they will fry it with a layer of batter and seasoning powder to make the food tastier.
Broccoli, seafood tofu, cockles, Taiwan sausage and squid are among the items we chose.
My cousin particularly loves the fried broccoli. It was also my first time trying it. It tasted not bad actually! Haha, a new discovery!
However, the price has increased so much. I remember years back, we used to have RM0.80 - RM1+ per stick. Now, it has increased to RM2.90 - RM4.50 per stick! Not sure if it's just my area, I shall scout other areas' Lok Lok food trucks to survey the price. Haha
Most lok lok places are open only at night. It is one of the easiest and fastest snacks, particularly for supper.
They are also other food trucks selling other food e.g. char kuey teow, chinese desserts, otak-otak, and fried reddish cakes.
We ordered a plate of fried Char Kuey Teow and it tasted really good!
Char kuey teow is a rice noodle dish stir fried over high heat with garlic, light and dark soy sauce, chilli paste, prawns, cockles, chopped Chinese chives, slices of Chinese sausage, fishcakes and bean sprouts.
Though it is quite a small portion for the price, but it is super packed with flavors and wok hei! So good!
p/s: Wok hei is a Cantonese phrase used to describe a particular essence and aroma that is created in a dish when authentic stir-frying is performed. “Hei” means “energy” or “breath”; Therefore, “wok hei” means “the energy or breath of a wok”.
Quite an abstract term isn't it? Haha! It's not an easy term to understand until you've tried it yourself.
We also ordered a packet of Nyonya otak-otak, which is quite rare to be found in this area, as this dish is originated from the Northern side of Malaysia e.g. Alor Setar or Penang.
It is a spicy steamed fish custard dish wrapped with banana leaf. It has a bright flavor with various aromatic herbs, exotic spices, and infused with the sweet fragrance of rich coconut milk. Very homely dish I would say! 😋
All are yummylicious food and my cousins enjoyed their first experience of eating in Lok Lok street! Yay! 😄
Here are the location details:
Lok Lok Street
19a, Jalan Kenari 9, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Operating hours: Mon-Sun 6-11 pm
Note: Limited parking space and dining tables. The crowd will start building up from 6.45 pm onwards. So go as early as you can! 😄