KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu dishes such as nasi dagang and keropok lekor are being exported globally through state-owned Terengganu Kitchen Sdn Bhd.
"As a first step, we've recently sent about 20,000 packs of nasi dagang and keropok lekor to London and it was well-received," said Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman.
Ahmad Razif said nasi dagang was sold at £4 (RM21) a pack and a pack of keropok lekor was sold for £3.50 (RM19) at the British capital.
He said this on Sunday (Feb 25) after launching the Chicken Cottage and Terengganu Kitchen food trucks at Expo Terengganu 2018, adding that he hopes to expand the menu to include ikan celup tepung, ikan singgang and local cakes.
Additionally, he said the state also hopes to open nine Chicken Cottage outlets in phases globally.
Six of the new outlets will be in Dubai and one each will be opened in Algeria, Germany and Britain.
An outlet is also expected to be opened in Kuala Lumpur in March.
Chicken Cottage was first established in London in 1994 and incorporated in 2001.
Terengganu investment arm Terengganu Inc Sdn Bhd bought a 70% stake in the restaurant that serves halal chicken dishes in 2014.
It has 121 outlets globally.