I finally get to see how keropok lekor is made in Seberang Takir which is famous for making keropok lekor in Terengganu.Ã‚Â I love keropok lekor and usually buy them from pasar malam (night markets) here.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â 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 likeÃ‚Â songket weaving, fishing village, dried fishes dried in the sun and etc.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â 🙁
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.Ã‚Â It is very much like making sausages.Ã‚Â Let’s imagine keropok lekor as the fish sausage.
A closer look at the process.Ã‚Â Normally, we have our keropok lekor deep fried.Ã‚Â However, this makcik told us that they are best eaten boiled.Ã‚Â So, we bought a couple (at RM1 each) and had it hot out of the boiling pot.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â This photo is taken from Pasar Payang which is the Central Market in Kuala Terengganu town.Ã‚Â Look at the long keropok?Ã‚Â It gives me the creeps because they look like snakes to me.Ã‚Â :PÃ‚Â Ã‚Â More sights from Pasar Payang in another post.