However, in Singapore, you can hardly get the kind you actually fry; it is usually pre-fried and packaged for you to buy off the shelves in mini-marts. So when Lemonfruit came to Singapore from Indonesia , I asked her to get me some! And get them she did, all 5 packets of them (2 fish and 3 shrimp flavored ones).
Due to the frenzy of frying and eating (one packet of shrimp and fish keropok each), I forgot what the brand of it was (it is her favorite) and I finished the shrimp ones before I remembered to take a photo of them. Well, there were 5 packets – 2 fish and 3 shrimp, but Ddy ‘stole’ 2 packets of shrimp keropok – they just disappeared without a trace. But I guess their quiet “disappearance” can be testament of their deliciousness?
Ok, enough about the missing keropok packets. So armed with the remaining packet of fish keropok, I attempted to fry and record the process. I just love the way the keropok unfurls itself like a flower (it’s pretty, don’t you think?) when placed in hot oil. '
It really takes some skills getting the keropok to look pretty and not over burnt. After some trying, I finally discovered the way to make them evenly cooked, nice and not over burnt.
|The pre-cooked dry version|
|Attempt Number 1|
|Attempt Number 2|
|Final Attempt! ^^ Don't they look pretty?|