Sunday, March 05, 2017

Ministry of Rojak by Abdhus Salam Rojak @ Yishun's Northpoint Shopping Centre [Singapore]

The ongoing renovation, in phases, of Northpoint shopping centre in my hometown has resulted in new tenants; giving us Yishunites more variety in shopping and dining at Yishun's first and flagship mall. 

A new section, located on basement two and next to kopitiam food court, was opened recently and one of the new tenant was this Ministry of Rojak that seemed to generate a lot hype; so much so that my sister suggested giving it a try recently.

I actually joined them under the impression it's the common Chinese rojak; only to find out later that it's the Indian style rojak which is similar yet different. 

Some ingredients may appear the same as their Chinese counterparts like the prawn crackers but taste wise, texture wise, there are differences. Items that are quite the same are the fish cake, tau kwa (fried beancurd). In melting pot Singapore however, don't be taken aback when food cultures cross one another; it's a common phenomenon. 

Take your ingredients, pass it to the lady at the counter, secure the above number scribbled on a piece of paper and wait for your number to be called for payment and collection - honestly, i feel that i am a patient waiting for my turn in a clinic! 

It didn't help matter when there were so many people crowding the area waiting for their number to be called and the main staff member in charge had unfortunately quite a mild, soft voice. I feel that it's absurd the operator didn't invest in an electronic food pager system which is so common nowadays.

Twenty minutes passed before our number was called and above was the plate passed to us! Frankly, i didn't feel it differed visually from other Indian rojak i have had and when i heard it cost S$15, my eyes almost popped out of the sockets. 

Taste wise, nothing to complain about and the just-fried ingredients (two types of prawn crackers, potato, fish cake, fried tofu, fish fillet etc) were generally good. 

Most importantly was the dipping gravy and in this respect, Indian style rojak usually scores better than Chinese rojak as theirs are generally sweeter and spicier! The one's here at ministry of rojak was delicious with an addictive zest we found irresistible; thankfully, refills are allowed! 

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Location
930 Yishun Avenue 2, #B2-02,
Northpoint Shopping Centre,
Singapore 769098

Menu Pricing (For Rojak)
As above

Pricing
Hard to pinpoint the price for the individual ingredients, especially so when i didn't pay for it (my sister did). Anyway, the above cost S$15.50.

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