Rojak, a common Malay term for the meaning of “mixture”, is a combination of cucumber, pineapple, tau-pok (deep-fried tofu) and you-tiao (deep fried chinese fritters), etc, dressed with shrimp paste and crushed peanuts. I remember when I was younger, I love to have my fishball noodles without fishballs and prawn noodles without prawns. Now that I have grown out of this habit for the noodles, surprisingly my habit for Rojak never changed. I eat Rojak only when there are you-tiao, dressing, and crushed peanuts, that’s all. I don’t fancy the vegetables and fruits. What I like about Hoover Rojak is its special blend of shrimp paste together with its secret recipe of ingredients(which I suppose that is one) that brings out the sweet and savoury taste of the rojak sauce. I suppose that’s how Hoover Rojak is famous for its name. The only pitfall that lies is that the you-tiao is not grilled to its crispiness. When the you-tiao is not crispy and the sauce settles upon it, they become soggy and what you will be having is some soft cold you-tiao in a rojak dish. Well, I suppose you can justify the excellent sauce to make up for the soggy you-tiao, but somehow that leads to imperfection in a good name. Hoover, perhaps you can try improving on that ! ^-^
Balestier Road Hoover Rojak is located at :
Blk 90 Whampoa Drive
Whampoa Food Centre, Stall 01-06
10.30am to 9.30pm daily
Tuesdays 10.30am to 6pm
H E L L O !
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My name is Joyce, author of Eat What Tonight. Spending time in the kitchen has been one of my greatest therapeutic passion thus far even though I couldn't do it on a more often basis than I wish I could. I do not prized myself as a great cook or baker, after all I am a one-woman show in the kitchen and blogging scene. Nevertheless, I hope this little space of mine can aspire anyone like myself to appreciate and enjoy the best of oneself's efforts in every single home made dish.