Thursday, March 10, 2022

Lim Bo Fresh Fruits Rojak : the Malaysia-style Rojak

This stall serves Malaysian-style fruit rojak, like those from Penang. Leong Gwo Wei, the owner, he stumbled upon Lim Bo (林伯), aka Uncle Lim, his rojak stall in Kuala Lumper, and decided to ask him to teach after tasting the rojak about 3 years ago. Uncle Lim agreed to do so for a price. He mastered the skills and returned to Singapore, starting the stall in April 2021. 

The main difference between the Malaysia-style and the local version as based on the acquired recipe is the sauce has to be cooked to get a consistent thickness. Though prawn paste is added, the taste is rather subtle. The prawn paste is imported from Penang. Assam paste and sugar are also added for a well-balanced flavor with a mild sweetness. 

There is an option to add the crispy prawn fritter to the rojak, like those that are usually served with the ngoh hiang. The local rojak does not have the prawn fritter. It also omits the torch ginger flower, beansprouts, and tau pok replaced by seasonal fruits like mango, jambu air, and guava together with pineapple. The turnip and Japanese cucumber are fresh tastings with the desired crunchiness. For taking away, the prawn paste sauce and chilli sauce were packed separately from the youtiao and prawn fritter. The fruits, Japanese cucumber, and turnip were packed in the box. The chilli sauce is of a certain spiciness. Those pieces of youtiao were still crispy and soft within. 

I just need to assemble everything by placing it on a big plate before drizzling the sauce on it. Crushed peanuts were added to the prawn paste sauce for the textural contrast. Their prices are slightly on the high side, it starts from $5, $8 to $10, depending on the ingredients added and the $5 portion is without the prawn fritter. Though there are similarities, it did not quite taste like the rojak that I had in Penang, the sauce is not as thick and the taste of prawn paste is milder. Nonetheless, I rather enjoyed this unique fruit rojak.

64 Joo Chiat Place SINGAPORE 427786
Operating Hours: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm (Closed on Mondays)

Block 22 Sin Ming Road #01-224 Wan Hao KopiTiam SINGAPORE 570022
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 9.00 pm (Daily)

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