Street Food - Rojak

July 06, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Rojak

Also Known As:
Rojak, Mixed Fruit Salad, Mixed Fritters, Pasembor, Chinese Rojak, Rojak (Chinese), Indian Rojak, Rojak (Indian), Rujak



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $3 - $5



Description:
Rojak is a Malay word referring to a 'wild mix', which aptly describes this dish. Rojak consists of a mix of various ingredients, but the ingredients differ vastly depending on the ethnic group preparing it.


Rojak (Chinese) is a Singaporean dish of mixed fruit and vegetable salad in a thick, spicy fermented shrimp paste sauce. The ingredients used in Rojak (Chinese) include sliced cucumber, sliced pineapple, yam beans, bean sprouts, fried tofu puffs, water spinach leaves (Kang Kong), pink torch ginger bud and chinese fried dough fritters (You Tiao / You Char Kway).

Some hawkers also include sliced unripe mango, chopped green apples / red apples, sliced turnip, preserved egg (Century Egg), jellyfish or sliced cuttlefish.

The sauce for Rojak (Chinese) is made with shrimp paste (Belacan), black shrimp paste / fermented shrimp paste (Hei Gor), chili, lime juice, water and sugar. It is then topped with roasted ground peanuts.

Some hawkers also include taramind juice or black bean paste.

Finally, the ingredients are mixed into the sauce. A good Rojak (Chinese) should have a combination of sweet, savoury and salty flavours, with a seafood / shrimp taste. The freshness of the fruits and vegetables should lend a nice crunchy texture, complemented by the freshly roasted ground peanuts.

Rojak (Indian) is a Singaporean dish of mixed fried fritters, served with a thick, spicy, sweet, orange coloured peanut sauce. Customers can choose from a range of ingredients, which typically include prawn fritters, anchovy fish (Ikan Bilis) fritters, fish cake, fish patty, chicken sausage (Hot Dog), prawn cake, hard boiled eggs, fried chinese firm dry tofu, fried soy bean patty (Tempeh), cuttlefish, boiled potatoes, sweet potatoes fritters, egg flour fritters, coconut flour fritters, egg rolls, chicken rolls and potato flour fritters.

Rojak (Indian) is garnished with sliced red onions, sliced cucumbers, lettuce leaves and sliced green chili.

The sauce for Rojak (Indian) is made with mashed sweet potatoes, taramind juice, water, salt, garlic, chili, fried shallots, chicken stock and roasted ground peanuts.

Some hawkers also include ginger, pineapples, bananas, green apples / red apples, sugar, tomatoes, orange food colouring or sesame seeds.

A good Rojak (Indian) should have crisp, freshly fried fritters. The sauce should be sweet, savoury and spicy.


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Rojak is typically ordered as a starter, a light snack, or for sharing among a few diners.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Rojak (Chinese) in Singapore.


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Lau Hong Ser Rojak
@ Dunman Food Centre 271 Onan Road #02-14
Opening Hours: 4.38pm - 1.38am Closed Sun



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Hoover Rojak
@ 90 Whampoa Drive #01-06
Opening Hours: 11am - 9.30pm Daily



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Soon Heng Silver Stream Rojak
@ 480 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #B1-23
Opening Hours: 11am - 8pm Daily



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These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Rojak (Indian) in Singapore.


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Habib's Rojak
@ 503 West Coast Drive #01-68
Opening Hours: 12pm - 10.30pm Closed Alt Mon



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Siraj Indian Food / Sajis Waterloo
@ Albert Food Centre 270 Queen Street #01-120
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 8.30pm Daily



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Hajjah Salmi Adam's Indian Rojak
@ 2 Adam Road #01-05
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm Closed Thu



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