It is said that if you are in Tererngganu and do not try all of their special delicacies, your visit is not valid. What are the delicacies, you may ask. Top off my head is Nasi Dagang, then there is Keropok Lekor and of course, Keropok Keping.
In my previous two posts yesterday and the day before, I wrote about the two economic contributors of KODESAL, or Koperasi Desa Alor Limbat. This Keropok Keping cottage business is also one of their economic activities.
I had the opportunity to visit their mini factory recently and witnessed for myself the entire process of making both types of Keropok Keping – fried and boiled.
Obviously, fried crackers are everyone’s favourite because the boiled version is a taste to be acquired over time. Not everyone has a liking for it but those who know how to appreciate it can’t live without it.
During my recent trip to Terengganu, I brought home with me FOUR large packets of Keropok Keping…. to be fried and savoured at home in Ipoh, imagining myself by the beach of Redang.
Keropok Keping is just not the same as our prawn crackers – one is made from fish, the other is made from the essence of prawns. Yes, I know. 🙂
Besides fish that has been deboned, other ingredients used to make Keropok Keping are sago flour, salt, ice and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). Oh, yes! As you can see, it is not for everyone!
Koperasi Desa Alor Limbat Marang Berhad (KODESAL)
Add: No. 4, Tingkat Bawah, Dataran Sri Limbat, Kampung Alor Limbat, 21400 Marang, Terengganu.
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