Talking about Rojak, I am still looking for a more suitable word to replace this name in English. If Rojak should be known as Salad from Malaysia, then what should the original Salad be named if they were made by Malaysians?
For the usual Malaysians, Rojak is not something new to us. For foreigners rojak looks like a kind of salad as there is a mixture of fruits and vegetables. The only difference is that instead of using mayonnaise or olive oil as dressing, we use shrimp paste or “rojak sauce” to mix together with some crushed peanuts as the dressing.
Post for the day is actually another episode of my food hunt trip with Criz Lai and Allen Ooi. The destination is at Esplanade where most of the good food and nightlife can be found. There are two sections this food court, the concentrated Malay food corner and Chinese food corner. Map location with GPS guide is at below of this post.
The front stall of 101 Rojak with the “Ho Wei Jeng” written below the stall name. Anyway, every time I ordered I didn’t ask whether is that his name.
The first order was white turnips (mengkuang) and pineapple slices which had been arranged like a pizza. I was surprised as usually rojak is mixed in a plate or a bowl. Anyhow, according to Criz this is a better way of having rojak. If it was mixed in a bowl/ plate together with shrimp paste dressing, the dressing will be come diluted from moisture released by the fruits. Therefore this is better way to taste out rojak.
The below is a combination of jambu air (water apple) and semi-riped mango. The semi-riped mango was very sour and I just couldn’t open my eyes after a bite. For those who loves sour this is a must-try.
A stick of cucumbers which were very fresh and juicy.
Overall, the price of having rojak at night time is considered reasonable. The service still needs to be improved as they have twice missed Criz’s order. Maybe their business is too good and he should get more assistants to help him.
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For those who are not sure how to get to Esplande Delicious Food Court, below is the Wikimapia GPS link: