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Some of us may not be familiar with Indian rojak. If you’re at Ayer Rajah Food Centre, consider trying Abdhus Salam Rojak (Stall 73). It certainly wouldn’t appeal to those on keto diets or weight watchers but it’s one of those heritage hawker dishes you should try in your lifetime.

My favourite items in Indian rojak are the fried coconut fritters, potato and egg flour. What I appreciate most is that the items are still made by hand at a time when many stalls serve factory made items (I’ll try to avoid those places). If you like prawns, then make sure you try the small prawn cracker.

The joy of eating Indian rojak is dipping the floury filled treats into a sweet, spicy reddish orange peanut gravy. No item is left not being dipped into it. The gravy had a consistent texture and had the right amount of sweetness and spiciness.

It was unfortunate that the staff forgot to serve the mix of fresh cucumber, chilli and purple onion, and I only realised it when I reached home. Nonetheless, I really like the Indian rojak here.

This plate (or mountain) of Indian rojak set us back about $20. It does induce food coma so eat at your own discretion.

If you’re living in the North, check out their sister outlet Ministry of Rojak at Northpoint City.