KEROPOK LEKOR is a famous traditional Malay snack from the East Coast of Malaysia, particularly popular in the states of Terengganu and Kelantan. It is a type of fish cracker made from a combination of ground fish, sago flour, and seasonings.
The Malay snack have found its way to Kota Samarahan in Sarawak and Junaidi Bin Kaderi is one of the local entrepreneur who have ventured into this fish snack business.
The process of making Keropok Lekor involves grinding fish meat, usually mackerel or tenggiri, into a fine paste. The paste is then mixed with sago flour, salt, and sometimes pepper and shaped into elongated sausage-like rolls. These rolls are then boiled in water until they float, indicating that they are cooked.
After boiling, the Keropok Lekor is typically left to cool before being sliced and deep-fried until golden and crispy. The result is a deliciously crunchy snack with a chewy texture and a savory, umami flavor. It is often enjoyed with a side of spicy chili sauce.
Even though Junaidi gets his raw fish from Kuching supplier, the processing take place at his small cottage factory at Kampung Bundong in Kota Samarahan. Junaidi’s lekor is widely distributed to other division and go as far as Miri Division where he have vendors buying it in bulk.
Keropok Lekor is a favorite snack among Malaysians, both young and old. It can be found in local markets, food stalls, and even restaurants, where it is commonly served as an appetizer or snack. Its popularity has also spread beyond Malaysia, with many people enjoying it as a unique and tasty treat.
Whether you are a fan of seafood or simply love exploring different snacks, Keropok Lekor is definitely worth trying if you get the chance. Its distinctive flavor and addictive crunch make it a delightful snack to savor on any occasion.
To buy D’Junai Lekor for your home consumption or for retail, please contact Junaidi Bin Kaderi directly at his Facebook Junai Lekor page or visit their factory at Lot 7662, Lorong 4, Fasa 2, Kampung Tanjung Bundong, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.