Saturday, August 9, 2008

Terengganu - Keropok Lekor Losong

I think visits to Terengganu will be incomplete without Keropok Lekor purchase. Keropok Lekor roughly translated Keropok - Crackers (Fish) and Lekor (Coil) or Lingkar in Bahasa Malaysia i.e. Coiling Fish Crackers.. ha ha ha.. hmm.. funny name..

Well, back on track, the most famous and well known Kropok Lekor is of course of Losong origin. Located about 5 mins from the heart of Kuala Terengganu, it is the most famously requested. However, in thruth, I like the Kuala Kemaman variety better.

Front View of the Famous Kak Yah T' Lekor.

Closer Look of the Stall.

Front view of the stall. This is where they wrapped the Keropok, there are two variety - fried and not fried, packets ranging from RM2, RM3 and RM5.. of course you can request your own amount of keropok lekor to be packed. Outsiders from Terengganu mostly would consider that the unfried version is uncooked. However, this is far from the truth as the keropok has been boiled before further frying, trully, some locals prefer the unfried version because the fish taste is better that the fried version. Yummy... Add to the chilli sause - heaven!

Keropok Lekor is made from fish meat, grinded and mixed with sago. The paste is then shaped, usually by rolling it with the hand (or getel in Terengganu - slanged BM thus sometimes the Keropok is called Keropok Gote)...

Other dried version of Terengganu seafood, there's dried squid, salted fish (from small to giant size) and dried keropok keping (sliced keropok).. thruthfully for these dried item, visitors are better off to buy it in Pasar Payang - cheaper..

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