{Penang} Hock Seng Rojak @ Macallum Street

Jacgy mooted one Rojak stall at goh (or is it chik) tiao loh when i had my porkie burger fix at his cafe many months ago. it slipped my mind for some reason although it’s located quite strategically along the way to George Town.

and then fast forward many months later, my Malaccan friends were in town! and WY (who tried it before) suggested we HAD TO check out this rojak stall at Macallum Street. i used the almighty Waze which led us to this exact cart!

September 23rd, 2013 [Monday]

an inconspicuous mobile cart manned by a young lady and a folk.

Macallum Street Hock Seng Rojak

if you can decipher Chinese characters, the last sentence says barefoot rojak king (old and famous).

look ma, no shoes no shoes!

through conversation with the friendly young lady, the folk is her god father and he’s been barefoot-ed since berry young! holy!

the rojak consists of the usual bite-sized fruit, yao zhar guai and squid! and what makes him the Rojak King is..

this homemade paste! which is berry thick in term of consistency and berry fragrant with shrimp paste (hae gor)..

topped with some powdery stuff which i forgot to ask what’s it. i was busy snapping while she’s preparing it *defensive*.

and roasted peanuts..

and last but certainly not least, dried shrimp which i believe has been roasted as well.

Hock Seng Rojak | RM 8 (medium)

i am pretty sure you have not seen anything like this before. normally, vendors will just serve the paste as it is. but this rojak king goes the extra mile and throws in few more ingredients atop of the thick paste. BOOM! the best rojak in Penang! it’s potent AND addictive. my friend WY walloped every single ding dong peanut coated generously in that sticky paste! and the paste didn’t water down like how other paste did.

i was there for the second time with my kaima who btw used to sell rojak , complimented the rojak here too! she even asked for extra serving of the paste, at no additional cost! good that they don’t skimp on the paste!

the paste is served separately in container if you’re ordering takeaway! and the paste can last more than a week if you’re storing it properly in refrigerator!


Hock Seng Rojak (Rojak King)

Macallum Street, Penang.
+6016 4030724
+6016 4772472
closed on Monday.



    1. Constance Ann

      March 1, 2014 at 13:06

      hallo Ken!

      i likey both! this rojak and octopus XD

  1. cquek

    February 26, 2014 at 17:53

    Love ROJAK 8 ringgit big portion must try lots of ingredient.

    1. Constance Ann

      March 1, 2014 at 13:08

      hallo Cquek!

      it’s not really huge in portion, but it has cuttlefish.. and the paste with some other ingredients, that’s why it’s slightly costly.

  2. Penang Ho Chiak

    February 26, 2014 at 19:25

    The rojak looks nice… Well except for the last photo where there are two toothpicks standing which looks like…. :-p

    Anyway, I would like to try this place myself. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂
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    1. Constance Ann

      March 1, 2014 at 13:11

      hallo Penang Ho Chiak!

      you should try this out. surprisingly not many blogged about it before..

      1. Penang Ho Chiak

        March 1, 2014 at 18:08

        Sure Ann, will do! 🙂
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    1. Constance Ann

      March 1, 2014 at 13:22

      hallo Yummychunklet!

      tenkiu! it’s tastier than it looks 🙂

  3. KY

    February 27, 2014 at 15:18

    this looks absolutely delicious, I miss these kinda places.
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    1. Constance Ann

      March 1, 2014 at 13:25

      hallo KY!

      you visit Penang quite often right? can pop by this cart next time 😉

  4. Che-Cheh

    February 27, 2014 at 22:46

    Wah yau char kwai in rojak? Never seen that before. This rojak look so GOOD!!!
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    1. Constance Ann

      March 1, 2014 at 13:30

      hallo Che-cheh!

      eh i thought it’s a common ingredient in rojak? malacca one also has wo..

      yes the rojak is super yum!!

  5. Choi Yen

    February 28, 2014 at 15:05

    oh-so-thick the rojak sauce!

    1. Constance Ann

      March 1, 2014 at 13:34

      hallo Choi Yen!

      yeah it’s thick and sticky but so yummy le!!


    March 13, 2014 at 15:25

    There’s not much rojak stall in Penang isnt it?
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