Rojak (Fruit and Vegetable Salad)

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guides / October 23, 2016
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Rojak is one of the dishes that best exemplify the cultural diversity of Malaysia. This toothsome mixture of fruit and vegetable salad combines all sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavors in one dish that can be perfectly enjoyed as a snack or as an appetizer.

What brings the blanched fresh fruits and vegetables together is the umami prawn paste that surprisingly works so well with this food. As if that’s not enough, a generous topping of crunchy ground peanuts is added to the already pleasurable rojak.

Make the rest of your day a whole lot better by pairing your salad with fruit thirst quenchers. Aside from being cheap and tasty, the best reason to try it is it will surely do a lot of good things for your body.

Here are the best places to have rojak in KL.

  • ROJAK BELLAMY
    For unique rojak dishes
    What to order: Nasi ayam, Rojak sotong, Rojak mi ayam
    Pricing: RM5 ($1.20)
    When: 07:00 - 17:30 weekdays, 07:00 - 15:00 weekends
    Where: Pernama PN 090, Jalan Bellamy, 50450, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
  • ASYIQ DANG WANGI
    For fantastic servings of fiery, good rojak
    What to order: Teh tarik, Mee rebus, Rojak mamak
    Pricing: RM5 ($1.20)
    When: 08:00 - 14:30 daily
    Where: Jalan Kamunting, 50300, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
  • KEPONG ROJAK
    For rojak with heavenly peanut sauce
    What to order: Fresh juices, Pasembur, Rojak
    Price range: RM3 to RM 10 ($0.72 to $2.40)
    When: 14:00 - 15:30 or until rojak is sold out
    Where: Jalan Mergastua, Kepong Baru, 52100, Kuala Lumpur
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