The one food I missed the most, having lived outside of Malaysia is Keropok Lekor. It took me years to finally tried making this snack at home. Maybe it is the illusion that something so traditional could not be replicate so easily at home, but try I must. As I did not have any fish on hand, I tried making the traditional fish crackers using canned tuna fish. I have to say, the result was encouraging despite not having fresh chopped fish meat to work with. The Keropok Lekor came out great. I was so excited when it was ready for tasting. I finally succeeded in making the one food I missed the most all these years.
It is definitely worth trying to make this dish again using raw chopped fish instead. I am really confident that the result will be amazing once I get my hands on fresh fishes to work with.
Asian Fried Fish Chips (Keropok Lekor Terengganu)
(Adapted from Periuk Tanah)
2 5.5oz can tuna in water, drained well
5 oz sago starch (replace with 3 oz tapioca starch and 2 oz all purpose flour)
1/2 tsp salt
A few tablespoon of iced cold water
3 cups of cooking oil