Tourists were non-existent and whatever locals I encountered looked like local residents. But still life and business got to be as usual for the many hawkers I saw along the beach front. The most famous local snack has to be these. Seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried in oil. Small crabs, prawns, tuna and snake fish were there to tempt whatever limited customs that were there.
The main attraction for these snacks was definitely not the batter but the seafood found within. Those without batter like the tuna (small) deep-fried to perfection looks even more tempting.
Deep-fried tuna/ikan kayu/tongkolSalah Bulek. 'Bulek' refers to the Caucasian. 'Salah' means wrong! Fish paste with flour. Local snack delicacy.Kiddo helping mom preparing crabs for the oil cauldron. Remove the outer shell and its ready.Outer shell removedMom busy getting prawns onto stick skewers.Here is their cooking space