Around two decades ago, my close friends brought me to a “mamak stall” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a restaurant mostly run by Indian Muslim and serves affordable local food ranges from Roti Canai to Nasi Briyani.
During my initial visits or lepak, I was overwhelmed by their menu and fell in love with their overly sweet teh-o-ais limau.
One day I decided to try Indian Rojak. Not knowing what it was, I was nervous and eager to be served. When my rojak arrived, I was greeted with a very strong peanut 🥜 flavour which somehow reminded me of satay sauce.
Fast forward to 2021, being a vegetarian, I find it hard to look for an Indian rojak that suits my diet. One day, I went passed Shu Vegetarian Restaurant and realised that they serve Indian Rojak. I knew I had to try it!
Since it was circuit breaker phase 2 heighten alert, no dine-in was allowed. I brought our meal home.
Folks at Shu vegetarian were thoughtful enough to separate rojak sauce and rojak goods. Underneath all the deep fried goodies, there was also a piece of aluminium foil.
The portion was generous! Everything was deep fried. I spotted Tempeh, potato, toufu and fritters.
To serve the dish, pour the rojak sauce into the goodies. I fell in love with the sweet peanut sauce, it was a decent portion enough for the whole rojak serving. Needless to say, we finished up the whole pack of Indian rojak quickly feeling absolutely satisfied!
Closing Thought 💭
Shu Vegetarian’s rojak reminded me of the Indian I had during my days in KL, there is probably better rojak out there, but this is enough for me. I’ll most definitely be ordering again.