Friday, March 12, 2010
Couple of weeks ago, together with a few of my friends from the office, we visited our colleague who had just given birth to her 4th child - a baby girl! This time round she decided to stay in a 'Maternity Home' where she can be taken care of for about 28 days. This Home is situated in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
As usual, we the 'wai-sek' (direct translation - 'glutton') gang went for the most typical street food in Malaysia, 'Rojak Mamak' and 'Cendol'. You can get this practically everywhere in Malaysia but the greatest challenge is to find one with the 'right' taste. There are only a few Mamaks (Indian Muslim) that can really make a good Rojak. The secret to a good Rojak lies in the sauce. It cannot be too sweet or too watery. It has to be just right!
Rojak is some sort like a salad but the only thing is that it is bathe in peanut sauce and has a slight sweetness and salty taste to it. It has bean sprouts, cucumber, potatoes, keropok udang (flour mix with small prawns and fried), coconut fritters, hard boil egg and the main ingredient is, the sweet crispy and juicy turnip. Depending on your preference, you can add on 'sambal sotong' (dried squid cook in sambal/chili paste). Oh, I can almost taste it! The best part, it's very cheap. Only RM3.50 a plate.
After a good meal and to quench your thirst, a bowl of cendol is a must. Mmmmmmm so refreshing. Cendol is made of rice flour mix with 'pandan' (screwpine) juice and cooked in coconut milk and brown sugar. You can add shave ice or bits of crushed ice in it. I prefer mine with shave ice. Some like to add red bean and sweet corn but I prefer mine plain Cendol.
Here's how the Rojak Mamak and Cendol looks like. This particular Rojak stall (the stall here is actually an open commercial truck) is parked opposite Petronas station along the main road in Taman Tun. You will have to eat your meal by sitting on a stool in an open area without any tables. This is one of the best Rojak Mamak in KL/Selangor.
Go have a plate and you decide if you like this stall.