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Thursday, 12 November 2015

DIP DIP OR LUK LUK AT TRICYCLE DISTRO STUDIO.

July 2015
We have heard of this place selling "luk luk" at 40 cents a skewer. What is luk luk? It is food usually served on plates for steamboat or hot pot are instead served on skewers. Instead of placing the food into the steamboat pot for cooking, the food on skewers are dipped into a pot of boiling water until cooked and then removed to be eaten with spicy peanut satay sauce, sweet sauce or chili sauce.

We first visited this place in the month of July, 2015. That particular night we had a simple and light dinner in town and after dinner, I suddenly remembered this nearby luk luk stall. We have not been to this place before and I mentioned that it will be nice to try the luk luk. 
We found the stall opened and there were not many customers.
We got ourselves a table and for a moment, we took time to access the whole setup of the place.
First, we took a metal tray and then picked our luk luk choices from the plastic containers. Then we picked our choice of dipping sauces e.g. peanut sauce, sweet sauce or chili sauce.
Then we have to dip the skewers of luk luk items into one of these two pots of boiling water to blanch or cook the food.
These were my choice of luk luk items. There were not many variety left, so I only picked these few, just to try. Price was RM0.40 per skewer.  
For those who want to have their own boiling pot of water at their table, you can make known your request to the person in charge. Request will be granted depending on the availability of the special table to hold the pot.
Few weeks later we went back with a friend but found the place closed until further notice. We called up the contact number and were told that the place was under renovation and that it will reopen by end of October.


Nov 2015
About 3 months later, on a rainy night about 8 pm, hubby and I revisited Tricycle Distro Studio and found it opened for business.
This was the old place. 
This is the new place with some wooden fencing. Western food is served for lunch. Luk Luk or Dip Dip is served from 4 pm to 10 pm.
We took a table next to the wall and I was seated facing the wall.
Pictures from yesteryears were pinned on the wall.
 The tables were specially made. It has a hole in the centre to hold the pot of boiling water. 
Simple and nice decorations on the wall.
Even the wooden chairs were of old fashioned design.

All raw food are now kept in this refrigerator to keep them fresh and clean.
Once seated, the pot of water is placed into the hole, over the gas burner stove under the table to keep the water boiling.
These were our chosen skewers for our supper.
Our preferred spicy peanut dipping sauce.
We added a few more extra skewers.
Noticed that the skewers portion is smaller than those sold outside. 
For those who wanted to grill their food, they can do so here on the grill (right).
Payment at the cashier counter.
Each skewers costs 40 cents (0.09 USD).

Address: Lot 25973, Ground Floor,
No. 8, Jalan Bendahara, Ipoh. Tel: 014-3013808.

Location: opposite Shen Jai School of Commerce, Ipoh, almost towards the end of the road.
Linking to Good Fences.

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58 comments:

  1. 40cents per skewer is cheap. I remember the last time I had lok-lok was in Petaling Street, KL when I was in college. The dipping must be good or else it would taste nice.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Yes, it is cheap but of course the portion is slightly smaller than those sold outside which is more than double the amount. The dipping sauce here is very tasty and thick, not watery. Have a great day!

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  2. So cheap, 40 cents/skewer. Over here, so far I have come across the cheapest is 80 cents, prices ranges from 80 cents to RM1.50/shewer. When I see the pot placed in the middle of the table, reminds me of satay celup in Malacca.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. The price is reasonable but of course the portion is smaller than those sold outside which is more expensive. Have a lovely day!

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  3. nice luk luk...first time I heard of this place...hahaha I am like a katak under the tempurung LOL!

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    1. Ha ha Elin, you know me. Always looking out for new place and nice food. I see you are now going places also, so you are no longer the katak dibawah tempurung..Lol!

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  4. it looks nice! and the food looks good!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Have a lovely day!

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  5. Hello Nancy, the place looks interesting. The food seems cheap and is unique to me. I would like to try this meal some day. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Wish that you can try this, I am sure you will love this food. Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Looks like a nice place to eat.

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    1. Thank you, Ladyfi. The place is quiet and comfortable. Have a great day!

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  7. Lots of variety and 40 cents a skewer sounds very good.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. The skewer price is good at 40 cents. Have a wonderful day!

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  8. What good value for money & now it looks even nicer to eat in! I know I'd like all those dipping sauces! Very tasty!
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Have a lovely day too!

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  9. So cheap, i wish i can find it here, anyway the food looks delicious.

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    1. Thank you, Catherine. The price is reasonable. Have a happy day!

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  10. I want to go with you next time. How fun and everything looked so very good.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. You are most welcome to join us. Have a fabulous day too!

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  11. Fantástico esta gente é muito criativa.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a beautiful day!

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  12. Nancy ~ what a fascinating place and love the fences for decor ~ Great photos! Food looks yummy!

    Happy weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I too love the wooden fences as decor. Have a happy day!

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  13. What an interesting concept. I see what looks like fried food on a skewer. Would this also be dipped in the boiling water?

    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. Some food can be grilled over burning charcoal. Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Interesting looking place. WOW 9 cents US per skewer.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. It is quite cheap. Have a great day!

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  15. I can't tell you how much I enjoy your photos and describing the different foods. I can't believe they put boiling water on the tables...everything is so different there than here.
    I love the new look of the eating place...
    hugs

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    1. Thank you, BJ. We are learning so much from each other about our food, country, etc. Have an exciting day!

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  16. After the renovation the place is really nicely decorated and the prices still stay the same. Great! Have a nice Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Will want to try out the Western food one day. Have a blessed Friday!

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  17. I like the differences in the interior from then and now.

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  18. Ooh, I love the wall decorations. Looks like a fun place.

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. Its comfortable and neat. I think the customers will enjoy the decorations. Have a lovely Friday!

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  19. Very especially, a little whimsical local (seems for me)... I've never heard about lok-lok before.
    Greetings from Germany

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    1. Thank you, Mascha. Greetings from Malaysia to you! Have a wonderful Friday!

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  20. I need to stop coming here before lunchtime ... Now I am starving, restaurant looks fun!

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    1. Ha ha Sallie, you should continue coming to give you good appetite to enjoy your food! Have a beautiful Friday!

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  21. luk luk are very interestimg for me

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. You will surely enjoy this luk luk. Have a wonderful Friday!

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  22. It certainly looks wonderful, it is something that I have never come across before so I found your post quite interesting.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. It is one of our popular local fare. Have an interesting Friday!

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  23. Sometimes too many variety, hard to choose which one to eat, hehe...

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    1. Hello Sharon, For this luk luk, I will pick all that I like to eat. Don't worry, there are also some we don't like to eat. Have a great Friday!

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  24. They really made a nice change in the decor. I like the fences. - The food sounds pretty good, I think I would like the spicy peanut sauce or the chili sauce the most.

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    1. Thank you, Ida. The success of the business depends on the spicy peanut sauce. And this peanut sauce is very tasty. Have a wonderful Friday!

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  25. Hi Nancy, this is very interesting and the food looks like it would be tasty. The new look of the place is nice. Your photos are great. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy learning these difference in our worlds. Have a great weekend. xo

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    1. Thank you, Celestina Marie. We learn a lot of things from each other's blog. Have a happy Friday!

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  26. First thought....so cheap.... wah no need go melaka also can have lok lok...and this one even better...it's clear soup type. kids can eat

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    1. Thank you, dear. I have not tasted those in Malacca. I am quite satisfied with this one. Have a beautiful Friday!

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  27. the food looks yummy and quite inexpenvie

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you, NatureFootstep. Time for your meal! Lol! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  29. It's a small stick... but how to complain at 40sen!

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    1. Stacy, in a way we can pick more sticks of different choices. 40 cents is very cheap! Have a great weekend!

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