Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rojak for lunch

I must have been hypnotised by Cumi & Ciki's recent blog post which featured a fruit rojak - so much so that I was hankering for it badly and just had to get some for myself!

So today when I was in TTDI for an errand, I spotted this white van in front of 7-11 across from the KFC and holy smoke! "Fruit Rojak" was splashed right across the top of the van... hehehe! Wahlauu... that was like godsend, karma, fate ... whatever you may call it lah.

So... apa tunggu lagi? I dashed across the street and bought a packet.... and this was my lunch:


There were lots of fried crispy crackers when I opened the styrofoam box with a generous sprinkling of ground peanuts. I had to push aside the crackers to reveal the other stuff underneath...

There were brown sotong, fried crispy yau-char-kuey, toasted rolled sotong, taukwa amidst the assortment of cucumber, pineapples, sengkuang, jambu air, papaya, guava... what else... oh yeah, mango too... and blanched kangkong! Wow! What a lot of fruits & vegetables! The rojak sauce was a little bit on the sweet side but that's nicely balanced when you bite into the chunks of sour pineapples and mangoes! I usually do not like the fried crispy crackers in my rojak but in this case I dipped all of them into the yummy sauce and finished every last piece - so teruk, hoh?!

Nice... I like I like!

A regular pack costs RM3.50. I asked to "tambah" sotong... and it was a very generous portion of sotong too... the lady seller also tambah'ed more chunks of fruits for me... so that's why you see the whole styrofoam box was packed to the max! All that for RM6.00! It was indeed a very satisfying lunch for me :-))

The only thing is that you have to be very patient because the lady seller is really very "see-mun"... she takes her own sweet time mixing the concoction and packing it for you. So be prepared to stand there for at least 5-10 minutes in the hot sun (like today lahh) even though there was no queue! If there's a queue, and if it's a blistering day (like today), I suggest you take shelter at the 5-footway after giving your order... otherwise you may just pengsan from heatstroke.

21 comments:

Penang Tua Pui said...

u make my stomach and mouth asking for rojak la..

u so bad,,,, can not liao.. need to go for rojak hunting.. yum yum

chrisau said...

nice....i love it!!

Anonymous said...

The rojak is one famous in Klang Valley. You should have also try the "siew taufu pok". It is equally as tasteful as the rojak (plus sinful and potential heart stopper due to the quantity of "har goh" used). Like they say... no pain no gain.

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CUMI & CIKI said...

wa.. ur looks like got even MORE lio!

PureGlutton said...

Pg Tua Pui: Hehe, yes i know how that feeling is when you're dying to eat something! Happy rojak hunting then!

PureGlutton said...

chrisau: Another rojak lover eh?!

PureGlutton said...

Anon: You mean this rojak is very famous? I just happened to pass by and bought it - dunno about its history.

PureGlutton said...

Ciki: Ya, i "kah liu" the sotong... very yummy!

PureGlutton said...

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wow..wat a lunch..definitely not stingy with ur portions!

PureGlutton said...

Joe: Hehe... it's all fruits & vege lah...so it shouldn't be too bad, right? :P

Life for Beginners said...

Cumi&Ciki infected you with that craving and now you've infected ME! (Mesti keluar cari rojak buah nanti...)

PureGlutton said...

Life for Beginners: Oh dear! Cravings are pretty infectious, aren't they?! LOL! Please go & get treatment, hehe!

maelyn said...

Yes this is one of the famous rojak in Klang Valley. I love their fried tauhu too. hmmmm now feel like eating fruit rojak.....looks like I know what I'll have for lunch tomorrow.

PureGlutton said...

Hi maelyn: wow, really?! I didn't know this is a famous one - i just happened to stumble onto it, haha! What a lucky find! I certainly will go & buy again & again, lol! Thanks for the info :)

cleffairy said...

OMG,you so jahat! Now you're making me want to eat rojak... haihhhh haihh! Nid to go find one and eat oredi!

PureGlutton said...

cleffairy: Hehe... so u got infected also ah? I'm still craving for it leh!

Selba said...

Whoaaa.. your fruit rojak is quite different than our fruit rojak here in Indonesia.

We have a rojak called "Rujak Juhi" (juhi = sotong) but that one is totally different than fruit rojak (no fruits at all).

Pureglutton said...

Selba: Wow, would really like the try the Indonesian fruit and sotong rojak then!

rojak addict said...

does anyone have any idea where the white van disappeared to? they haven't been around for the past few weeks. i need my rojak buah fix asap.