Sunday, August 12, 2007

Steamed Lekor?

I realized that there are no locals in my present company. No one was born in Kuala Lumpur. We studied here, we looked for a job here in Kuala Lumpur and a few found a partner here and trapped settled down. The best time of the year is when everybody return to our respective hometowns for a long festive break and return with all the best snacks from our small towns and cities.

I've tried sweet dumplings, kuihs and noodles from Sabah, Tambun biscuits from Penang Island and Sungai Petani, Roti Pa-ung and prawn crackers from Terengganu and local cakes from Malacca. Of course, the Ipoh girl [me lah!] will usually return with bags of "Kacang Putih" or Murukku, Crispy Lou Poh Peng (Wife biscuit), egg tarts and Sak Keh Mah (Crispy egg biscuit with molasses).

But yesterday, a colleague from Teregganu brought something very unique...

Steamed lekor
(It is made of ikan parang (herring), tamban (sardine-like fish) and selayang (decapterus russellii).

I've seen stalls in Kuala Lumpur selling deep fried lekor chips but I've never seen steam ones. According to my colleague, these are the best steam lekor in Terengganu and you need to order in advanced. These 3 inch babes are NOT cheap....RM0.50cents each ler!!


Sasha said...

steamed? *pengsan* i cannot stand the smell one!

L'abeille said...

The more 'chow bee'...the better! :p