The Zambo Rolls is one of the Zamboanga's best delicacies. Locally it is called "lokot-lokot".
The lokot-lokot is made from rice flour, which is repeatedly pounded until it becomes fine powder. Water and other ingredients are then added and blended to create a thick mixture.
The mixture is then poured in a strainer with holes called ulayan and formed into rolls using two wooden spoons called the gagawi.
When it’s golden brown in color, it is set aside to cool until it hardens into the crunchy rolled floss of flour that is sweet. The sweetness of the lokot-lokot is comparable to Car-Car’s ampao but it is denser.
The artisan tradition of preparing the lokot-lokot is said to have come from Malaysia and that it was brought by seafarers who once mingled with the early dwellers of southern part of the Philippines.
A bag of 12 pieces lokot-lokot costs only Php120 (around USD3.00).