50 year old Jalan Bunga Raya Fish Lobak Stall in Melaka
The last time I wrote about this stall is in 2011 and thank god they are still around. My dad is born and bred in Melaka before he moved to Kuala Lumpur to work in 1970s. This Fish Lobak stall has been around for 50 years from one generation to another. However, this could be your last chance enjoying this authentic fish lobak as no ones from the family want to continue this business.
There are still many fish lobak stalls in Melaka but when it comes to taste and quality, this is one of the best ever. You can find many locals queuing up for their fish lobak. They are now stationed along Jalan Bunga Raya from Thursday to Sunday from 10 am until the lobak is sold out.
Why is it called “fishball lobak”?
For those who tasted Melaka’s pale yellow skinned fish ball, the texture and the taste is different with the fishballs from Kuala Lumpur. Melaka’s fish balls fillings are softer and least “bouncy”. According to my father, they would call it fishball or lobak or fishball lobak.
According to them, it is not an easy task to prepare the ingredients for fish lobak and that is the main reason no one wants to continue this business. The small packet of variety of fish lobak is selling from RM 6 and the set in the video with everything is priced at RM 10. The fishball lobak consist of fried fishball, crispy “cracker”, fried taufu (beancurd) and fried yam with cucumber and sweet starchy paste and also chili sauce.
The taste of this fish lobak might not be similar to the ones from Penang, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. It has its own texture and character.
Every time when I travelled down to Melaka with my parents, my dad will drive all the way to Jalan Bunga Raya to pack this fish lobak home. There is a reason why a fish lobak stall can sell up to 50 years, the food must be good. Give it a try and leave us a comment in what you think.
Remember, they are located along Jalan Bunga Raya Melaka.
*They use a bit of pork to mix with their fish lobak so this is NON-HALAL*
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