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Lok-Lok

snack | Chinese
Lok-Lok, Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi
a variety of meat, tofu and vegetable on sticks to dip in boiling water
also known as:


Lok-Lok is something like a Steamboat street version with the exception that you deep the sticks in boiling water, not a soup. Lok-Lok carts generally have a huge amount of different types especially the Chinese version: sausages, ham, intestines, vegetable, century eggs, tofu (bean curd) and more. After boiling you deep it in a hot chili or peanuts sauce or mayonnaise.



ingedients:
anything edible that can be put on a stick

Lok-Lok, Lok-lok
Lok-lok


Lok-Lok, Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi


Lok-Lok, Seafood, fishball, mushrooms
Seafood, fishball, mushrooms
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi


Lok-Lok, veggies and meat...
veggies and meat...
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi






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Steam Boat

similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat

Satay

marinated dices of meat on bamboo skewers grilled over charcoal fire, served with a spicy peanut sauce

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