Lekor nipis - photography by CJ
Rojak special - photography by CJ
Ever tasted the delicious lekor (fish cracker) from Terengganu?
Ann, my good friend’s partner has setup a food stall (named Snacks & Bites) in Tesco, Melaka and I was requested to shoot two of the food she is selling: Lekor and rojak special.
Lekor is Terengganu most famous local food. It’s made primarily from a combination of dough (sago flour) and pounded fish mainly from mackerel and sardines, fried and served with hot chilli sauce. Basically there are few types of lekor Ann’s selling. One of those is lekor biji which round in shape, crispy outside and tasty inside. Another type is lekor nipis which is lekor cut into pieces and fried until it’s crispy (As photo above)
Rojak is a malay term for mixture, and it’s usually a fruit and vegetable sald dish commonly found in Malaysia. Rojak special Ann’s selling is the recipe from Ann’s mother, which is the mixture of fried tofu, fried fishball, fried tau kee (fried beancurd skin with minced fish filling), and a special chilli sauce mixed with ground peanuts and lime juice.
If I were to rate these two dishes, I would give:
- 9/10 for lekor, it tasted very much like those I had in Terengganu
- 8/10 for rojak special, it’s delicious especially the mixture with the sauce added, however I am not a big fans of tofu so I always order without the fried tofu.
The hygiene of Ann’s stall is good. Cooking utensils, cooking oil, environment and workers are clean and tidy. One thing I suggested to Ann in order to improve would be replacing the polystyrene cups and plates she is using. Being an environmental lover too, she noticed that and would replace those soon.