New in town: Lok Lok Paradise, Sengkang — Skewers from S$1 per stick

What is it about skewered meats that call out to us? Kebabs, yakitori, satay. These are but to name a few. It is ambiguous to me as for whether the wooden skewers indeed perfume the ingredients with an added aroma, or simply dial up the presentation aspect of the dish.

Personally, I derive an irreplaceable gratification from counting the number of sticks I have polished off in one sitting. Or perhaps there is an element of novelty associated with the carnal satisfaction when tearing the dish apart with one’s bare teeth, stick in hand.

Either way, there exists a profound joy in sharing skewered dishes at a table with your loved ones. That’s where Lok Lok Paradise comes into the picture. For the uninitiated, ‘lok lok’ is a street food consisting of skewered meats and vegetables, which are then dipped into boiling steamboat broth.

It’s all a very hands-on, do-it-yourself affair, and one which has definitely helped me feel one step closer toward attaining culinary genius. Popular in Malaysia, the highly communal dining experience makes lok lok that much more appealing for friend groups and families alike.

Situated in a coffee shop in Sengkang, Lok Lok Paradise hopes to bring authentic Malaysian lok lok to our shores. They are also open till 1am, so your late-night hunger pangs can finally be satiated (although not the most healthy). 

Moving on to their menu, diners can expect a staggering 40 varieties of skewered items to choose from. Some of these include: bacon enoki, cheese tofu and crispy beancurd skin. Each item is also priced affordably between S$1 and S$2, creating a truly bang-for-your-buck experience.

Aside from the boiled items, customers can also opt for their skewers to be deep-fried. Try it both ways and find your personal favourite! Lok Lok Paradise also provides six dipping sauces to pair with your sticks. With such variety in cooking methods and condiments, I don’t see how one can be bored here.

Kopitiam cardholders take note, for you will enjoy an additional 10% off your total bill when making payment with the card. Hurry down now to have an unforgettable lok lok experience.

For more affordable dining options, do also check out Yakiniku Warrior.

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Lok Lok Paradise

10 Sengkang Square, Lok Lok Paradise, Kopitiam Square, #01-23, Singapore 544829


Lok Lok Paradise

10 Sengkang Square, Lok Lok Paradise, Kopitiam Square, #01-23, Singapore 544829

Operating Hours: 5pm -1am (Sun to Thu), 5pm - 2am (Fri & Sat)

Operating Hours: 5pm -1am (Sun to Thu), 5pm - 2am (Fri & Sat)