Lok Lok @ Padang Brown Hawker Center, Penang.
I've been visiting this Lok Lok stall very frequently since young, I am a big fan of fish balls and seafood, but I don't really drink the steamboat soup whenever I had steamboat. Hence, Lok Lok is a very good choice for me. This stall operates since noon until evening, and it has more than 30 types of Lok Lok choices for you to choose from. Price-wise, was okay, I would not say its cheap nor its expensive, just average Lok Lok price. To go to Padang Brown Hawker Center, locate the Police Station at Jalan Dato Keramat, turn left (you are heading to Jalan Dato Keramat/Georgetown/Komtar) into Perak Road (beside the Rumah Kelab). There are still other very delicious food in the hawker center too, namely Fried Oyster, Char Koay Teow, Tom Yam Bee Hoon, Yong Tau Foo and Pasembur, but my main focus of this post will be on the Lok Lok. Service provided was attentive, the Indonesian maid will constantly refill the food and the sauce.
There were three types of sauces provided to us that day, namely the usual Satay Sauce, Chili Sauce and their special home-made Hot and Spicy Chili Padi sauce. I just love their Satay sauce a lot, very nutty and unique in its own way, while their home-made chili padi sauce was very spicy and it matches with those seafood in my opinion. As for the Chili sauce, I find it normal and nothing to shout over.
Just wait for the water to boil and you can start dipping your Lok Lok into the hot water. Mix and match with your own choice of seafood/fish balls or whatever ingredients. One thing for sure, their seafood were very fresh on that day, particularly the squid and prawns, so succulent and juicy, I don't mind having more right now. Most importantly, the satay sauce and the chili padi sauce complemented well with the seafood. Apart from the seafood, they do have various kinds of fish balls, pork meat balls, quail eggs, dumplings, vegetables etc. Recommended.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Padang Brown Hawker Center
Address: Jalan Johor, Tapak No. 9, 10400, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hour: 12pm to 5:30pm. Closed on every Thursday.