Some of us must have tried Balestier Road Hoover Rojak before as it is one of the best rojak in Singapore. Lao Beng remembers eating the delicious rojak made by the old uncle many years ago and decided to revisit it one late weekday afternoon.
At around 3.30pm, this was the queue for Balestier Road Hoover Rojak and within minutes, a few others started joining behind me. The stall assistant, an auntie was quickly asking each and everyone in the queue for their orders and eventually telling the last person who had just joined the queue that they are sold out for the day.
I peeked from afar and saw that it was the son of the uncle helming the stall. Will the standard be the same? I pondered.
As I moved closer, this particular photo of Chow Yun Fat together with the young owner reminded me of the character he played in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” movie.
In the movie, his character is named “Sao Feng” and he mentions the famous greeting “Welcome to Singapore!”
I waited for close to 10 minutes for this plate of tasty art adorned with bean sprouts, cucumber, guava, jelly fish, lettuce, mango, pineapple, turnip and my favourites tau pok and you tiao mixed with a generous serving of their delicious sauce. This is a small plate at the price of $4.
Munching the crunchy vegetables and the soggy tau pok and you tiao which had been thoroughly infused by the savoury sauce gave me a great oomph feeling!
After all these years, their rojak sauce is still fantastically tasty and one can easily detect the delicious prawn paste flavour in it.
After my assault on the rojak, the remnants of the sauce and ground peanuts were still quite significant. I think they should seriously consider selling a bun as a side so that it can be used to absorb the lovely sauce just like the way we use a mantou bun for the chilli crab sauce.
Lao Beng’s Verdict
With a sauce to die for, it is definitely worth the long wait in queue for Balestier Road Hoover Rojak. Do give it a try today!
Balestier Road Hoover Rojak (Closed on Tuesdays)
90 Whampoa Drive (Whampoa Makan Place)