The name of this rojak stall initially made me raise an eyebrow as the word “hojiak” means “delicious” in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect. They must be pretty confident of the taste of their food to use this name!
I don’t know why I’ve never noticed white rojak existed in Singapore until now, as I’ve always only eaten the black one (i.e. the usual ones with shrimp paste)!
As this was also my first time patronising this stall, I wanted to try both the white and black versions and so I ordered the smallest serving of each.
White Rojak (Left) and Black Rojak (Right):
It was difficult to choose which one was better as both were good! The white one (technically it looks more yellowish brown than white) is served with sour plum sauce instead of hae ko (shrimp paste) and thus is suitable for vegetarians. I found this version to be quite refreshing and more like an appetizer!
Apart from the sauces used, the ingredients in both versions are similar – cucumber slices, pineapple slices, turnip slices, beansprouts, a sprinkling of diced peanuts over the top and also youtiao (dough fritters) and taupok (deep-fried tofu) that have been toasted until they were crisp, which is exactly how I like them.
So was it “hojiak“? Well, I’m glad to say that the rojak was good enough to live up to the stall’s name! ^_^
The stall used to be located at Blk 848 but due to the increase in rental, they decided to move over to Blk 846 (and still remaining in the same neighbourhood so that their regular customers can find them).
Nearest MRT: Khatib