Rojak or literally "mixed up" is definetely a truly Malaysian version of salad. There are different types of rojak with different types of dressings.For example, Pasembor or Indian rojak normally contains bean curd, boiled potatoes, hard boiled egg with sweet & spicy thick peanut sauce. Here, I am going to share is the fruit mixture rojak.
This stall "parks" in front of New Hollywood coffee shop in Canning Garden. His secret recipe is the sauce - the shrimp paste dark thick sauce. I like it because it is thick,unlike some, whereby the sauce is too dilute, not "shiok". His sauce is really good.
Of course, I still prefer the Penang version, there is one stall selling at Gurney Drive hawker adds caramel honey to the shrimp paste sauce, which taste superb good! BTW, the Penang version of rojak normally have cuttlefish, youtiao( Chinese fritters), bean sprout, taupok( deep fried taufu ) & jambu air ( water apple ) as well.
Come back to this on in Ipoh, his sauce dressing is thick with generous amount of peanut adds into the mixture of fruits ( I ordered pineapple, mangoes and cucumber ) and most importantly his wife home made prawn fritters, makes a perfect plate of rojak!
The others to be added to the shrimp paste sauce - finely chopped roasted peanuts and the chili paste
The prawn fritters
Can see the prawns also..
The ingredients cut into wedges will then be mixed with the sauce
The uncle selling rojak ( with his permission )
His stall looks clean for a hawker standard
His stall in front of the coffee shop. He opens around 11am till 2pm - 3pm here.