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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Best Rojak in Ipoh

Lots of peanuts!

Lol. Before anyone of you want to stone me, let me clarify that it is claimed by the stall. Not me . See the video. The LED signboard says so.






But then... In my personal opinion it is one of the best in town, but still not my favourite. My fav was the VCD rojak at Taipan...12 years ago.

The yummylicious cracker, my fav!


To me, a good rojak should not taste gritty, flavours well balanced and chockfull of peanuts. I don't like mine swimming in gravy as I find that disgusting to eat. I like mine just nicely coated.

To those who have no idea what is Rojak, it's basically a tropical fruit and vegetable salad dressed in a sweet and pungent sauce made with prawn paste, sugar and a list of ingredients that is locked up in the minds of the hawkers. Fruits commonly used are pineapple, green mango, umbra, and vegetables like cucumber and jicama are a definite yes. Sometimes there's guava, water apples or papaya too. Depending on which stall you patronise. 
kangkung :)

Rojak in every state differs and in Perak, we like ours with some vegetables too. Some put blanched bean sprouts, some put fern shoots (pucuk paku) and this stall puts water convolvulus ( kangkung). It helps tone down the sweetness of the sauce. 

The ultimate test of a good rojak is whether it causes the fruits to weep and turn the whole plate soggy . Have a look at this plate.. It's dry. :)

all clean and dry

One more stall worth mentioning at this eatery is the satay. At 60 sen per skewer, it's very much worth it. Chunks of meat are tender and juicy. Even the beef is tender and I think they use the tenderloin to do it. Chicken breast pieces on the stick doesn't taste dry, and it's just as juicy. 

I wonder what is their secret. Lol. 


Best Rojak in Ipoh is found at

Kafe Hillview 
Ipoh New Town
250 & 252, Jalan Sultan Iskandar,
Pusat Bandaraya, 30000, Malaysia ‎
+60 5-243 9403 ‎
Opposite Yuk Choy Primary School, slightly further down the road after Elim church .


The pin on Google map for Kafe Hillview wasn't correct,
so I had to print screen it for an accurate location pin.

4 comments:

reana claire October 22, 2013 at 2:28 PM  

I will go and try one of these days, Wendy!! I like the one in Jelapang and one in Tong Sui kai..

WendyinKK October 22, 2013 at 2:50 PM  

I don't quite like the one in tong sui kai, too much sauce. The taste doesn't quite go with me.
Not yet go makan in Jelapang yet. One day!

Vi Vian October 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM  

Great blog. Good idea to separate it from your cooking blog. Keep it up!

Phong Hong October 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM  

Wendy, I love rojak (saliva coming out now hah! hah!) but my favourite rojak man has moved away. Am hoping one day you can crack the code and share a good rojak sauce with us!

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