D’Junai Lekor

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.

Sri Aman Rice Bowl Project

Photo by Mascaret Bono Benak

I share this quote by our Premier YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg during the opening of Pesta Benak 2022 last year.

“Sri Aman is identified as the country’s paddy production area. This means we will develop the infrastructure which requires a lot of financial spending. I have negotiated with the federal government to develop the area together with funds from the state government, meaning there will be joint development between the federal government and the state government.”

— Premier Sarawak YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg

Source: The Borneo Post, 10 September 2022 https://www.theborneopost.com/2022/09/10/abg-jo-swak-federal-to-jointly-develop-sri-aman-as-rice-bowl-of-msia/ 

The Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development (MANRED) have been renamed to Ministry of Food Industry, Commodity & Regional Development (MFICORD). 

“In agriculture, we cannot do without community involvement. My plan is to make sure that we transform the subsistence farming or farming community into a more profitable initiative where they will go into ‘agropreneurship’ and move into the agro-industry. But this however, has to be done in stages and my ministry’s vision is to make sure we are able to transform our farming community in order for them to become a ‘high-income family’.”

— Minister of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development (MFICORD) Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom

Source: The Borneo Post, 21 September 2022 https://www.theborneopost.com/2022/09/21/mficord-committed-to-support-the-national-agrofood-policy-2-0/

Soon, Simanggang shall host Pesta Benak 2023 will be held beginning 29th September 2023.

How far have Simanggang progress to become another Rice Bowl of Malaysia after our Premier’s visionary opening speech last year? 

Our neighbouring country is boosting their rice production and exports amid thread to global supply as published in this news article in The Star. Our farmers need to emulate them to make Simanggang as the next Rice Bowl of Malaysia!

Durian Opener

Bought this durian opener claim from Lazada. Keeping it handy in the car for future usage while travelling along the Pan Borneo Highway.