Amplang crackers

By on May 7, 2010 in Food with 6 Comments

amplang crackersAmplang?!

“What did you say the name was?”

While trying to pronounce the strange sounding word correctly several times, I reached out for the amplang on the table.

Biting into the crunchy snack, my taste buds began to digest its intense burst of flavour.

“It’s different, isn’t it?”

Where did you buy this?

“In Sabah, at the pasar tamu (market) in Kota Kinabalu,” said a friend.

“Ah…I see,” I reached for another one of the amplang fish crackers.

Hollow, yellow and puffed up just about sums up these small, squarish crackers.

The amplang fish cracker is made from mackerel mixed with tapioca flour, starch, garlic, egg, sugar and salt. It is then deep-fried until crispy.

Unique in size and taste, these delightful deep-fried fish crackers are commonly made and found in the East Coast of Sabah, especially in Tawau.

When cooled, it is packed in plastic, and sold in several sizes such as 250 grams to 1 kilogram.  It is later sold to other parts of Sabah including Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu.yummy!

Traditionally a local snack eaten by families during afternoon tea, it can now be eaten anytime throughout the day.

If you know of anyone visiting Sabah, do ask them to bring back a pack (or two) of delicious amplang fish crackers!

Further enquiries:

Sabah is located in East Malaysia, and the journey to the capital city of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur by flight takes approximately 2 hours 35 minutes.

There are daily flights to Sabah offered by Malaysia Airlines http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/ and Air Asia http://www.airasia.com/.

For more information, please contact Tourism Sabah Office Tel: +6088-248 698 / 211 732.

Alternatively you could also visit www.sabahtourism.com for more information on Sabah.

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  1. Murali Krishnan says:

    this is very useful !

  2. JottHoona says:

    Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers
    Christian

  3. Dave Hugh says:

    The info is great, thanks. I will have my family vacation in Sabah this August. Keep up writing nice info.

  4. JottHoona says:

    Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers
    Christian

  5. Amplang is one of my favourite snack. Love it!

  6. Sintya says:

    Amplang is one of the specialties from Borneo. The name “kerupuk amplang” very crispy!

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