This lobak stall is constantly on the move, but one thing is almost certain; it can always be found along the streets of Jalan Bunga Raya. The main attraction here is often referred to as fishball lobak by most of the locals. The daily routine for the owner of this lobak stall has been to start his day at 4a.m. meticulously preparing ingredients and cooking them for the hungry public to enjoy; and has been doing so for several decades. This stall champions a great serving of Malaccan lobak, which differs slightly from the deep-fried variant often found in other states.
In this plate of the classic Malaccan favourite, one can expect items like fried fishballs, crispy prawn crackers, fried beancurd, fried yam and cucumber. All these items help create a rich dish full of flavour and the cucumber helps to cleans the palette. It is often served with a portion of a sweet, starchy paste for a sweeter and richer experience and chilli sauce for a notch of heat in the dish.
One thing to note is that while the owner is around the Jalan Bunga Raya area in the afternoon, he is already begun his daily journey serving his food around the town center in the early hours of the morning. The other thing to note is that while it may be very affordable, the price is entirely dependent on the amount that is ordered and therefore will vary.
In short, if you're ever in Melaka and are looking for more options other than what's around Jonker Street, this lobak stall will not disappoint. This stall has stood the test of time and has delivered the goods for many decades, and will not be going anywhere, anytime soon.