Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Fong Jie Lok Lok, Yulek Cheras

Roadside dinner at Yulek, some spell Yu Lek, Cheras on a Friday? Imagine the traffic jam, the limited parking spaces, the crowd, the heat .. you get the picture. Premonition of a bumper to bumper jam came true but it was only when we were on the MR2 (Middle Ring Road). Once turned into the slope leading to the street food haven, it was all clear. Parking? Surprise surprise we get to choose. Crowd? Heard it was pasar malam / night market weekday at a nearby housing garden so minimal crowd here. Weather was cool since there was a slight drizzle earlier. Beeeeautiful night to be sitting outdoors.

Look at the food-on-stick feast we had! We, like most patrons, went a bit berserk when choosing and picking the sticks from the spread displayed at the stall.

The cooked (read deepfried meat) and uncooked seafood (mostly fish meat) were just screaming ‘pick me, pick me’ minus the incessant jumping.

Need I list them? Frankly, I did not have preferences for any of them except for one which I really do not like. Why not drop me a note on anything you are curious about here and I will describe?

Firstly, allow me to extend a special thank you to the really talak sombong Jason for allowing me to pinch 1 of this from his plate of 3 pieces. The proprietor mentioned that this is one of their precooked best sellers. Looked like mini wrapped Pandan Chicken, no?

Tasted meat (most probably chicken) in a strong turmeric mixture with a sour aftertaste.

That I will be avoiding.

A truly Malaysian street food though obviously not in an authentic setting.

In an authentic setting, patrons would be standing and jostling for space to grab the sticks, plunge them into murky boiling water. Once cooked (usually your companions or even sometimes strangers will enthusiastically claim as such) dip into various sauces then maneuver into mouth with hope that none of the sauces you’ve greedily dipped in drips on your attire (shoes especially).

Cost: - NJoe , Jason ,Tankiasu , Food Cookies & Dwayne, Phitoy and I asked for separate bills to ease payment. I deduce the total bill for our table could easily amount to RM130. Afterall, our (Phitoy and mine) share was already RM40 worth.Not cheap snacks, I’ll say. But how often does one have snacks for dinner?

Oh to tabulate the cost, just match the colour at the end of the sticks that one has consumed to the board displaying the prices.Another special thank you to Jason for purposely walking to the front of the stall to capture such a clear picture of the pricing board.Goes to prove yet again, floggers are such considerate pals and my laziness knows no bounds. =P

Location: At Taman Yulek aka Taman Cheras, find BHP petrol station on left hand side. Move further up where 7-11 24hrs kiosk is located. Go down the road parallel to it until you see this by the roadside:-

MANY TOASTS TO A MERRRRYYYYYY CHRISTMAS. JUST LEAVE THE DRIVING TO THE WIMPY NON-DRINKER.

18 comments:

Kenny Mah said...

Wow... since when did hawker food become so mahal one? Or is it just the festive appetites? Hehe... Merry Xmas!

MamaBoK said...

Yummmy..!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours.. :)

Tummythoz said...

kenny mah, gosh u r online all the time? No offday today?

mamabok, hope your day is a memorable one.

Shelyn said...

hey.dont misunderstand okay, i didnt steal your pics, i took em and i gave u credits! but if u mind i'll take it off :)

Tummythoz said...

shelyn, think you misunderstood. It was a really a pleasant surprise to find such appreciation. Just thot that if had known earlier, I can show-off=crow like a cock.

Precious Pea said...

First of all, Merry Christmas to you!!

Lok Lok..yumzzz...sadly I didn't get to join you guys for this one. Seems fun!

Nic (KHKL) said...

ohh...my forbidden fruit, haha! this is the 2nd review i've read about this place...hmmm, perhaps i shd give it a try.

merry christmas and happy new year!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yeah damn darn expensive..RM30 for me alone ler..could have eaten risotto with that!

wmw said...

Happy Holidays to you!

yammylicious said...

MERRY XMAS TO U*

=( poor mii craving for lok lok every nite! i can sapu more thn 20cucuk wakakaka!

celine said...

Yummy lok lok, favourite snack for most people, including me! There's so much of varieties. Quite expensive ler...

Big Boys Oven said...

Happy New Year to you all !!!

Jason said...

Aiyoh, I'm flattered! :P
You're most welcome.

Now that you mentioned, I don't quite remember how much I spent on this!

Anyway, Merry ChristmassSS!

Tummythoz said...

precious pea, pity me for not joining tomm dinner. Sure will be loads of good food & fun!

nic(khkl), bet u saw it at NJoe's. Then again if it was sometime back, think Honey Star posted as well.

NJoe, but it'll be a totally different kind of satisfaction.

wmw, big boys oven & jason, Happy Year End (since Christmas's over and New Year hasn't started)!

yammylicious, other than doing many sticks, I do quite a few bowls of the dip esp the satay sauce too. =P

Tummythoz said...

celine, there's a lok-lok center in a place call Padang in Pg right? Had been there when I was 3 feet tall ..

Kok said...

tummythoz,
What's that in the 5th photos of this post? Look like errr....the "thing" in the toilet except they're white! kekeke!

Happy New Year to you and wish you have a great one!:)

Tummythoz said...

kok, only fish paste shaped into onion like. I didn't think those shapes look appetising either.
TQ & Hapi 2008 to u too.

Jackson said...

It's time for me to eat Lok Lok!!

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