Rojak originated from Indonesia, but has been extremely popular in Singapore for decades. There are many stalls located around the island selling this local salad dish, however only a handful worth mentioning. Balestier Road Hoover Rojak is one such stall.
This stall uses only the freshest ingredients, such as cucumber, bean sprouts, turnip and pineapple, and these are evenly mixed with Hae Gor (prawn paste) and grilled You Tiao(dough fritters). Additional items include cuttlefish and century eggs, which are popular with locals. Freshly crushed peanuts are then generously sprinkled on top before being served.
Located just off the main road of Balestier Road at Whampoa Drive Food Centre, this humble stall has been around since the mid 70s and is currently been operated by the son of the owner. If you happen to be around the area, be sure to try Hoover Rojak as this is a stall not to be missed.
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