kEROPOK ,A popular and the most visible fried snack in Terengganu, the keropok is made of fish meat, ground to a paste, and mixed with sago. Coming in two main different forms, the long chewy ones are called 'lekor', while the thin, crispy ones are called 'keping'. Keropok is best eaten hot with its special chili dip.
Its a must to stop and having a cup of local brewed coffee at this famous 'kopitiam'(coffeeshop).being operated from 1940 and had branches in kuantan and KL. The aroma was just nice. Not thick, but its strong enough to make you wanna have another cup.try Their roti bakar (toasted bread with butter and kaya )and you will stop again next time when you are travelling in east cost malaysia.
In Kemaman ,you can watch how the famous "keropok lekor"or local fish sausages made.Made by combining fish flesh and sago, keropok lekor is rolled into long firm sticks and then steamed or boiled. To enjoy it, one has to cut it into desired bite sized and deep fried
Buy REALLy fresh seafood at an incredibily cheap price. Buy them direct from the fishermen and but don't forget to bring your Coleman or a polysterine box. Some of the villagers even willing to help you pack and frozen the fish using a special salt which will keep the ice frozen for 6-8 hours.