Alternative namesJaa, Locot-locot, Tagaktak, Tinagaktak, Tinagtag, Amik, Tinadtag
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateMindanao, Sulu
Main ingredientsglutinous rice

Lokot-lokot or Locot-locot is a delicacy common in Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago in the Philippines. It is also referred to as jaa[1] in Sulu; tagaktak, tinagtag, tinadtag, or tinagaktak in Maguindanao, and amik in Davao del Sur.[2] Its texture is crunchy, usually colored golden-brown. Lokot-Lokot is usually produced and served on special occasions such as the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr.

Lokot-Lokot is made by repeatedly pounding glutinous rice until it becomes fine powder which is then blended with water and other ingredients to create a thick batter. The mixture is then poured into a halved coconut shell with holes called an uluyan directly into frying oil, resulting in fried mats of rice noodles. It is then formed into rolls or folded into a wedge using two wooden spoons called the gagawi.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Kong, Akong (July 30, 2015). "Zamboanga Foods: Zamboanga Foods". Zamboanga Foods. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Polistico, Edgie (2017). Philippine Food, Cooking, & Dining Dictionary. Anvil Publishing, Inc. ISBN 9786214200870.
  3. ^ "Lokot-Lokot - Filipino Food". Aboutfilipinofood.com. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Pinay Ricamora (February 8, 2013). "In Pinay'S Tummy: Taste Of Zamboanga: Tausug Delicacies / Banban". Inpinaystummy.blogspot.com. Retrieved February 24, 2017.