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.
closed on Monday.