A Multi-Sensorial Mix




A mixture of ingredients – that is the definition of rojak in the food context.

Hawkers tend to outdo each other by putting in other ingredients like century eggs, or cured cuttelfish but the basic rojak consists of bean sprouts, pineapples, cucumbers, turnips, dough fritters, deep fried tofu and crushed peanuts.

The thick and dark sauce that combines all the ingredients is simply out of this world! It is a combination of sweet, sour and slight saltiness. Sweetness from the sugar, sourness from the tamarind paste and lime and the saltiness from the shrimp paste.

Typically, you eat it with bamboo skewers but I also like to have a spoon on standby to scoop up as much of the sauce that I can get hold of!


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