Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lok-Lok Cafe @ Kimberley Street, Georgetown, Penang.

Savor Lok Lok with style at Lok Lok Cafe, a fully air-conditioned cafe that specializes in selling Lok Lok. Lok Lok Cafe is not the usual Lok Lok place, it has more than that to offer. Diners can opt to have their Lok Lok barbecued instead of just blanching them in the hot water but hot water is not used in Lok Lok Cafe; Chicken broth is used instead, which claimed to provide more intensive flavor to the Lok-Lok ingredients. There are aplenty dipping sauces available... probably more than 12 types in total. Prices are definitely on the higher side, with the cheapest stick sells at Rm 1 per stick and portion smaller than usual. The place is, however, fully air-conditioned and nicely decorated not intending to induce perspiration. Nice environment but it would be better if the prices are more wallet-friendly. A decent place if you are looking for a comfortable place for a quick supper. Lok Lok Cafe can be found at Kimberley Street, towards the exit to Penang Road. 

Home-made Squid Balls (Rm 2)

Barbecued: Beef Skewer (Left- Rm2.50) and Chicken Skewer (Right- Rm 2.50)

Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab (Rm 7) 

We had both Beef Kebab and Chicken Kebab (Rm 2.50 per stick); the former one stood out with its bold flavors while the latter one was disappointingly normal. Alternatively, certain items like Soft Shell Crab (Rm 7) can be deep fried either. We had one and it was delicious, though inevitably greasy; it was deep fried to perfection and lightly sprinkled with Salt and Pepper.

Expect to see the usual fare of Lok Lok here- Fish Balls, Seafood (Yabbies/ Shrimps/ Octopuses), Greens, Mushrooms etc. Prices are on the higher side, however, the serving portion did not seem to be on par with the prices. The total damage on our visit (for two diners with small appetite) was Rm 37; quite grueling to the wallet if you'd ask me so it might not be the place that we might drop by on a regular basis. 

Condiments and Dipping Sauces for the Lok-Lok (12 types in total)

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 5.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No

Additional Information:
Address: 230- 232, Kimberley Street, 10100, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 2: 30 pm to 1: 30 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6011- 3403 4193

Map of 230, Lebuh Kimberley, Georgetown, 10100 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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