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Salam, Kia Ora...
I executed what I planned yesterday that is to turn the Chinese crullers into Chinese rojak today. To keep the crullers till today then grilled them in the oven was a bad idea...booo hooo. Take note kids, do not try this at home...hahahaz. You want to know why?? Hmmmzzz they almost, almost turned into croutons, yikesss. Anyway, after the crullers soaked up the rojak sauce, all went well....they turned soggy like they should do ;)
A few weeks back I was trying to look for 'petis' aka shrimp paste. A very dark, pungent yet taste oh so yummy black shrimp paste in a bottle at a few Asian shops here but I couldn't find any. I asked a few friends on FB how to make the rojak sauce and am very thankful that they were willing to share the recipes. I wasn't given the exact amount on how much to put things only given the ingredients. So, I just added any amount I like to the given ingredients list. Do I sound confusing? Nyehahahaz.....
PS. I thought I could enjoy this rojak peacefully...but the other half Asian girl start picking the other bamboo skewer and start poking on the ingredients that I didn't add any rojak sauce. She started with apples, then mangoes, then she ate the tau pok and said 'sedapkan daging'? Hahahaz whatever lah girl as long as you are happy....she ate everything except the blanched bean sprouts.
Source : Zuwati's Pocket ;) hehehez & my own 'rojak' estimation.
Ingredients For Rojak Sauce
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup tamarind juice
- 4 red chillies - pounded (Add more if u like it fiery)
- 2 tsp toasted shrimp powder aka belacan
- 3 tblsp tomato sauce
- 1 tblsp chilli sauce
- 4 tblsp sweet soy sauce
- Coconut sugar aka gula melaka to taste
- A handful of toasted peanut - pounded
- Salt if required.
- Put all the ingredients in a pot and simmer on low to medium heat until it thickens. You can adjust the amount of the ingredients according to your own taste bud.
- The end product should be thick like brown gravy, sweet, sourish, spicy and punget....hahahaz ;)
My Rojak Ingredients
- Tau Pok (Deep fried tofu) - grill in the oven till crispy
- Chinese Crullers - grill in the oven till crispy
- Braeburn Apples
- Blanched Bean Sprouts
- Toasted Peanuts - pounded
- Cut all the above ingredients into desired sizes.
- Toss the ingredients with some of the rojak sauce.
- Sprinkle toasted peanuts before serving.
Do u prefer tau pok?