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Fruit Rojak / Rojak Pasembur

There are two types of rojak in Penang, the fruit rojak and the rojak pasembur.

Fruit rojak

Fruit rojak is made of sliced cucumber, pineapple, brown turnip, tofupok (deep fried tofu) and mixed it together with thick savoury shrimp paste with crushed peanuts. Some versions come with bean sprouts, youtiao, raw mango and papaya. It is usually served on a plate or a takeaway Styrofoam with small bamboo stick.

Masterchef Australia judge George Calombaris fell in love with fruit rojak and amazed by the texture and the variety of taste of it during his recent visit to Malaysia.

You can find fruit rojak on small stalls or converted motorcycle stalls and in food courts in Penang.

Rojak Pasembur

Rojak Pasembur is another version of rojak is a Malaysian Indian version of salad with shredded cucumber and brown turnip with potatoes, beancurd, prawn fritters, fried octopus and served with spicy nut sauce similar to satay sauce. It is similar to rojak mamak but it is not rojak mamak. You can also add seafood balls, sausages, prawn fritters and many more onto your plate of rojak pasembur.

You can find many rojak pasembur stalls at Padang Kota Lama Food Court near Fort Cornwallis and also other food stalls around Penang. One of the popular stalls there is Hussain and the address of the Padang Kota Lama Food Court is as below.

Hussain Pasembur Address:

Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Georgetown, 10200 Pulau Pinang


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