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Keropok Lekor
Deep-fried keropok lekor served with a dipping sauce
Alternative namesKeropok lekor
Place of originMalaysia
Region or stateTerengganu[1]
Created byMalay
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsFish, sago flour

Keropok lekor (Malay pronunciation: [kəropoʔ lekor]) is a traditional Malay fish cracker snack originating from the state of Terengganu, Malaysia.[2][3] It is made from fish and sago flour and seasoned with salt and sugar. It is slightly greyish and gives off a fishy taste[4] and smell which becomes more prominent as it cools down after frying. The word lekor is said to be derived from a Terengganu Malay word meaning "to roll".

It is usually made by grinding fish or vegetables into a paste, mixing it with sago, and then deep-frying it. It comes in three main forms: lekor (long and chewy), rebus (steamed), and keping (thin and crispy).

There are two types of keropok lekor which are the keropok lekor goreng and keropok lekor rebus - the former are shaped like sausages with a chewy texture and fried whereas the latter is boiled. Keropok lekor should not be confused with keropok keping.

The snack is eaten with special homemade chili blends that are particular to Terengganu and sold there;[2] though modern innovations like adding mayonnaise and cheese sauce (the combination known locally as "keropok cheese") may also be available.



  1. ^ "Keropok Lekor". JKKN. 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-12-08. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Keropok Lekor". Tourism Terengganu. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Lekor". dof.gov.my. Archived from the original on 16 August 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Keropok Anyone". Malaysia Footsteps. 2009-06-22. Retrieved 22 May 2014.