Singapore Foodsters Hawker Centre Food Gallery (Rojak)

Singapore Foodsters Hawker Centre Food Tasting Sampling and Neighbourhood Walking Tour RojakRojak

Rojak is the Malay name given to this traditional vegetable and fruit salad dish that is usually prepared by Chinese hawkers. Meaning ‘mixture’ in English, this dish consists of an exciting mix of sliced pineapple and cucumber, bean sprouts, turnip, deep fried tofu or “taupok” and dough fritters or “youtiao“. At some hawker centres, raw and unripe mango, green apple and jambu air or “water guava” are also used. All these ingredients are then mixed thoroughly with a pasty dressing consisting of shrimp paste, water, sugar, chilli paste, tamarind, lime juice and finally served with toppings of finely chopped peanuts. The mix of sour, salty and sweet flavours gives this dish a unique and exciting burst of zesty goodness.

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