Keropok Lekor from Terengganu

I finally get to see how keropok lekor is made in Seberang Takir which is famous for making keropok lekor in Terengganu.  I love keropok lekor and usually buy them from pasar malam (night markets) here.  So, having the chance to see and taste them when they are freshly made is a treat.

This is the keropok lekor producer in Seberang Takir.  Be sure to visit Seberang Takir when in Kuala Terengganu because in this little (not really small actually) village, you can see all the sights synonymous with the East Coast like  songket weaving, fishing village, dried fishes dried in the sun and etc.  However, I missed most of them because I was there on a Friday afternoon and everything was closed as Friday is a public holiday in Kuala Terengganu.  🙁

As you can see in the two pictures above, making keropok lekor involves hand rolling the fish paste into rolls and boiled in a huge pot of water.  It is very much like making sausages.  Let’s imagine keropok lekor as the fish sausage.

A closer look at the process.  Normally, we have our keropok lekor deep fried.  However, this makcik told us that they are best eaten boiled.  So, we bought a couple (at RM1 each) and had it hot out of the boiling pot.  They gave us some special chillies sauce to dip in it.

The prepared keropok lekor is sold everywhere in Terengganu and some are sent to other states too.  This photo is taken from Pasar Payang which is the Central Market in Kuala Terengganu town.  Look at the long keropok?  It gives me the creeps because they look like snakes to me.  :P   More sights from Pasar Payang in another post.

Post Author: Lilian

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12 thoughts on “Keropok Lekor from Terengganu

    pablopabla

    (August 28, 2006 - 2:06 pm)

    Oh yes, I’ve tried the steamed lekor. Absolutely delicious!

    dragoncity

    (August 28, 2006 - 10:41 pm)

    my fav!!!

    Shooi

    (August 28, 2006 - 11:38 pm)

    So did the boiled lekor taste better than the fried lekor from the pasar malam?

    earl-ku

    (August 29, 2006 - 1:45 am)

    errr its my craving, but it seems some here in KL they grind up the whole fish so some bones and scales end up in the lekor … not really that good

    hey iibet that place stinks rite … hehe, keropok lekor best eaten when deep fried, crispy outside, chewy chewy inside …

    but the steamed lekor? eee yuck …

    K Sin

    (August 29, 2006 - 3:57 am)

    Yealor.. the last time i went to KT, i got my throat scrap clean from eating those stimed keropok lekor.. Banyak tulang la.. Nasib baik tark masuk hospital

    alex

    (August 29, 2006 - 2:09 pm)

    ya, the long lekors do look like snakes.. reminds me of the movie “Slither” only lol

    WMD

    (August 30, 2006 - 3:59 pm)

    if you like kerupuk lekor steamed, then I think you will like Pempek Palembang. It is very similar, in fact nicer. Like lekor it can be fried too. One day ah, if I have the chance, I will let you try it. The lekor is now my substitute for pempek which I don’t get to eat it as often as I used to.

    Ahmad Ridhuan

    (October 6, 2006 - 4:31 pm)

    Being someone who hails from Terengganu, I have taken the keropok lekor for granted due to the easy access that I have in getting my hands on them.

    Anyway, apart from Seberang Takir another place very popular known as Keropok Street is in Losong, where you can see a number of keropok maker setting up their stalls. Of course everybody has their own preference but for me the ones from Losong are better from Seberang Takir.

    Sorry for the late comments, I just stumbled upon your writings today.

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