I was craving for rojak recently and had been having it pretty frequently.
I guess P has officially become my makan buddy now. Whenever I have cravings I will look for him and we will go have them. :) I remember there used to be a rojak stall near my house but it’s no longer here anymore. It is also one the best rojak I’ve had. But then again, it might be because I’m used to the taste.
Rojak is considered an asian fruit salad. It consist of beansprouts, greens, tau pok (deep fried soybean cake), you tiao (fried fritters), pineapple, cucumber, turnip and lots of chopped peanuts and fermented prawn paste. You can also add century eggs and grilled cuttlefish. It is then all mixed together like how you would do for salads.
It requires a lot of skill to make nice rojak. Firstly, you know to know how much of each ingredient and condiments that makes it really fragrant. The peanuts are also need to be roasted perfectly to give off the very nutty taste. All ingredients are best to be fresh. The you tiao and tao pok needs to be roasted crispy. Some stalls are some lime in the prawn paste to give a little sourish kick.
Kovan rojak is conveniently at the Kovan Food Market just beside the train station and heartland mall. We arrived at the food market at around 5:30pm and we can see that lot’s of tables have a plate of rojak. So we quickly grab a seat, ordered our drinks and rojak and started eating.
There’s something lacking in this plate of rojak. The peanuts are not fragrant enough and it doesn’t make me go back for more. There’s very little pineapples and turnips. And the ingredients are cut in quite a big slices. I would not say this is the best rojak I’ve tasted but it’s one of the better ones around. I will probably have it again when I’m at the area.
Address: Blk 209 Hougang Street 21,#01-01 Singapore 530209
Kovan Market & Food Centre,