Hawker Food: Peng Hwa Lok Lok - Pulau Tikus


Written on 4:48 PM by Penang Tua Pui

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Fancy eating steamboat but don’t really want to eat steamboat? Or are you craving for warm snacks for dinner?

Why not have lok-lok at the Pulau Tikus Market?

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The market is not just alive during day time but also at night time where you will have hawker stalls serving various dishes to satisfy your appetite.

The stall offers a wide variety of ingredients you can choose, be it vegetables, seafood, processed food like meatballs, fishballs or eggs.

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The ingredients are placed into sticks much like skewer and color coded to differentiate the price. It can range from RM0.60 to RM2.00 per stick.

These ingredients are placed on the plates all over the table surrounding the pot of boiling water at the middle. Most of the time, the whole table is filled up with as much varieties that you can think of.

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You just need to put your selections into the pot waiting to be cooked before you can enjoy the lok lok. Worry not if your favorite dish is running out, the owner will constantly make his rounds and replenish whatever ingredients that have been consumed.

Penang Food, Hawker Food, Peng Hwa Lok Lok, Lok Lok, Pulau TikusThere are few types of sauces which you can dip into while enjoying lok lok.

The most common one which is available here is the chilly sauce mixed with grounded nuts and sometimes lime juice.

The sauce is just the perfect companion for lok lok.

Other types of sauces may include tnee cheoh (sweet paste), tom yam paste or red hot chilly. Not all places will offer different types of sauces.

If you come in big group, you will opt to sit on the table provided. Some people may find it easier to just stand next to the stall and enjoy the lok lok standing.

The Pulau Tikus Peng Hwa Lok Lok is opened daily from 4.00pm – 11.00pm. If it is full house, you may try the other branch at 1 Corner Café located at Jalan Bawasah (behind Giant/FIMA)

Tel: 016-478 6083 or 016-457 6967

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Fish Ball
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Mantis Prawn
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Other hawker stall along the street
Penang Food, Hawker Food, Peng Hwa Lok Lok, Lok Lok, Pulau Tikus
Penang Food, Hawker Food, Peng Hwa Lok Lok, Lok Lok, Pulau Tikus

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  1. little inbox |

    Hmm...very nice. I have not try eating lok lok at the table like steamboat. I tried the similar style for satay celup in Melaka). Normally I take lok lok standing beside the stall at the Gurney Drive there.

  2. Akira 思胜 |

    Hmm, I don like to go there, the lok lok is not that clean, somemore the price is freakingly expensive!!!

  3. PenangTuaPui |

    little inbox: This lok lok is nice... but slightly expensive.. since it located at Pulau Tikus area...

    try and let me know what is ur take...

    Akira: hmm... lok lok never mean to be clean..:P but the price is expensive....

  4. CK Lam |

    I like lok lok, especially the see hum(cockles) and dipping them with lots of chilli sauce...

  5. JJSpace |

    that lok lok damn expensive lor... beh tong a.... some more need to wait..

    but one thing for sure... a lot of pretty girls there one.. so sit there can see see and eat eat... :P

  6. buzzingbee |

    The tables there are always so full with all the ingredients till there's rarely space for your own drinks and plates!!!

    But I totally agree that it is expensive!!! There's other lok-lok stalls which sells at a much cheaper price.

  7. penangtuapui |

    That's why the ingredients feast the eyes and make you drooling when you see them, probably it's the owner's tactic to draw your attention... but it's true, there's no place to put your own drinks!!

    Expensive or not, you folks can be the judges... i've been there a few times and noticed it's always full of people and sometimes they are waiting to get seats... ironic, isn't it?

    tam ciak @ penangtuapui

  8. lingzie |

    this one ah...my friends will want to visit whenever they come back from overseas... then they will eat like 20 sticks of 'ham'! i see also pengsan! lol
    im not really a fan of lok lok, but i must admit it is pretty amazing to see the boss count the sticks and then calculate the price. so keng man! no need calculator! :)

  9. yammylicious |

    aww i jus came back from png!! and i still miss thr!! unfortunately we din went pulau tikus.. sobz

  10. tam ciak@penangtuapui |

    yammylicious: You can always come again, maybe next week or next month? :D ... and this time, make sure you go pulau tikus lor.... :p

  11. alexander |

    Wow... this looks so good. I really miss home food now. :P yummy.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I hoped you have enjoyed it. :)

    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

  12. Christie @ fig&cherry |

    That food looks amazing - especially the mantis prawn. Extra chilli sauce please, the hotter the better, yum! Thanks for the photos. Christie x

  13. Anonymous |

    My fav lok lok place~! i live in US and everytime i go back, that one of the frequent supper stop for me. LOV IT, and hawker food is really not met to be clean

  14. Tam Ciak @ penangtuapui |

    There's an ol' hokkien phrase "dirty eat, dirty big" or "eat dirty big" (direct translation) which really speak of the hawkers environment in Penang...

    of course times have changed and we're becoming more health conscious ...

  15. gill gill |

    yammylicious: u can go for Padang Lok Lok, i think is better then the pulau tikus....

  16. Joel |

    padang lok lok is ok... but a lot of mosquito, my gf dun like it at all..

    had been there once... and that's it..

    Pulau Tikus Lok Lok is one expensive, but it is amazing when u see the boss summing up total u need to pay...


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