Keropok Sengit

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Keropok Sengit!

My homeland, Terengganu comprises of seven districts: Setiu, Kemaman, Dungun, Marang, Hulu Terengganu and Kuala Terengganu. 90% of the population on this state are Malays and the reminder share among the Chinese, Indians and aborigines. It is not surprise to see a heavy Malay influence on Terengganu’s delicacies.

Keropok sengit, please. Sengit = Satu Ringgit whereby Terengganuan pronounce it as such. These are some of the unfamiliar local pronunciation that is peculiar to the West Coast people. Other than the infamous Kak Yah keropok lekor, this is a place which serves mouth watering keropok – Mak Long Keropok.

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Mak Long, has been running the business with the help of her family members at the same spot for more than two decades.

The place seems dodgy, with the old heavy gage galvanized zinc rooftop and wooden beams. It is always the case where you can get nice food at such hidden gem.

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Though rapid development and modernization slowly adapts to the way of life, Mak Long still adapts the traditional way of cooking before the advent of electricity– wood. Why would she take in so much of trouble? According to Mak Long, gas cooked food can not match the flavor imparted on the food from a real wood fire. Wood fire can maintain a low enough temperature for proper slow cooking.

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Soft drink in glass bottle is so old school !

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Long style of stir fry mi (mee kasar) and stir fry rice vermicelli (mee halus). The noodles are selling like hot cakes, it disappear within seconds from the big tray.

Mak Long’s homemade cili padi. The darker colour concoction is more to the sweeter side and the light colour one is some tongue burning hot and spicy cili padi dippings.

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It costs you RM0.60 for the smaller portion and RM1.00 and large portion, a value for money isn’t it? My all time favourite would be “Campur”, a mixture of mi and rice vermicelli with shredded cucumber served as a side dish. The taste is just divine; in fact it is beyond description.

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Keropok Goreng is a snack made from fish ground with sago and salt before it is steam and later deep fried. It is best to be eaten with the chili dip. It is crispy on the outside but soft, warm and aromatic inside, sort of like a baguette. Guess what, it costs only RM 0.10 per piece, so RM10.00 can serves up to 100 pieces of keropoks and surprisingly my friend managed to finish it all by self. It is a great place to have a little chat and chew on the fresh Keropok Lekor.

Mak Long's Map

I took the effort to compose a map that shows the direction towards Mak Long’s Keropok, a traditional Malaysian snack food composed of fish and flour.

Other delicacies around Kuala Terengganu:

Hainanese Chicken Rice

http://kampungboycitygal.blogspot.com/2006/07/terengganu-specialties-kak-yah-keropok.html

http://kampungboycitygal.blogspot.com/2007/03/roti-paun-and-hup-bee-keropok-kampung.html

Steam Keropok Lekor


Love,
KampungBoy

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Comments

  1. wmw says:

    Ahhh….lovely pics of Mak Long. Makes me wanna go to KT and eat the mee kasar/mee halus.

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  2. Big Boys Oven says:

    Oh so lovely…… kampungboy when can you organise a trip to your hometown for us….lol

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  3. tankiasu says:

    Nice map, which software you used? :)

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  4. daphne says:

    wah… nice nice. I can’t remember the last time I drank kickapoo! The mee kasar looks great-is it like mee goreng? I’m getting mixed up…

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  5. KampungboyCitygal says:

    wmw: hahaha she has been running the business for so long..wonder who will take over in future time?

    BBO: hahah i think noone will wana go lo

    tankiasu: haha u need to ask kgboy wo

    daphne: yaya mee kasar is actually mee goreng..kickapoo rocks!!

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  6. Xiu Long Bao says:

    i was reading the post…wiv full of question marks…n then…ee…it’s kampung boy’s post. So when r u going to tapao that value mee goreng for us?

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  7. MeiyeN says:

    my first time seeing mee kasar!!!! your post is making me crave for lekor!!! think gonna get it later… today is monday… ss2 pasar malam! yay… ;)

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  8. "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    hahah so all this while..the main writer is city gal isit..finally the man himself speaks haha.. dman cheap food ar !!

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  9. KampungboyCitygal says:

    xlb: haha..yeah its not me..haha dabao back duno bcome wat dy lo

    meiyen: its raining now..din get to go :(

    joe: haha yeah all the while its me..kgboy did all the pictures editing, template n stuff

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  10. teckiee says:

    OMG! I love the keropok lekor! And the soyabean! Too bad the time that I was there already late… all the noodles sold out.

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  11. jasmine says:

    ooh looks good.

    guess it’s time to plan a road trip to KT :)

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  12. mama bok says:

    10 cents a piece.. ! wow..!! that’s extremely cheap..!

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  13. Honey Star says:

    every time you post up pics of keropok, i cannot stop drooling. You guys are very evil!! >:| I wanna go KT and buy back RM1oo worth of keropok and sit at home, grow fat n happy.

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  14. Steven says:

    It’s not at Lorong 9. It’s at Lorong 5.

    So long yet it’s still one of my favourite places to hang out with friends. haha. Mok Long’s the best ;)

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  15. MJ says:

    Mak Long!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my god… miss this keropok so much!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. SYC says:

    Terengganu fried noodle is the BEST in the world. Eat it with fried keropok and you have reached heaven.

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  17. Cheng_Shen says:

    Here i want to share a sad news, Mak Long already passed away…really sad..

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    ;( we know. RIP mak long

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  18. KT Folks says:

    Are you sure Mak Long already passed away???!! I think nope.. but just “retired” and let her daughter to continue her business..

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  19. Aden says:

    Itoday I just visit at mak long stall and she still make a delicious keropok for me.

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