Food Spot: Taman Bahagia Rojak

by Audrey Lim, Oct 28, 2007 | Destinations: Malaysia / Selangor
A bowl of rojak

A bowl of rojak

A bowl of rojak

Looking for something spicy but not too hot, why not try the Taman Bahagia Indian Rojak? The rojak stall is situated at a small playground opposite the Taman Bahagia’s LRT station. If you are driving, you will need to make a turn at Jalan SS2/7, then look for a parking space, which I guarantee would be quite a tough feat, especially during lunch time.

When it comes to food, Malaysians will just find a small spot, park their car, lock it and then satisfy their stomachs. If it is not blocking another car, they are not the least bit bothered. The rojak “van” normally parks at a side lane and he provides some makeshift plastic stools for his patrons to have a quick bite. Some even go to the extent of sitting on the park bench and enjoying their rojak. Basically, you would think that most rojak would taste the same. I used to think so too, but after today’s lunch, I can bet that this has been one of the best that I have tasted. It is no wonder there are a lot of people waiting in line during lunch hour, especially on Fridays.

The basic ingredients are cut up into pieces, such as the fried prawn fritters, fried bean curd, julienne turnip and cucumber, fried coconut pieces, boiled egg and fried fritters. After that, the proprietor will lavishly spread the peanut sauce, which has a tinge of curry from the curry squids, all over the ingredients. There is an option to add some curry squids to add flavoring to the vegetable and bean curd. It really makes a lot of difference unless you are thinking of just paying RM2 for a packet of rojak. After a bowl of satisfying rojak, do not forget to visit the other part of the van where you’ll see an ice machine. That is where the other guy does his business. Like what I have always noticed, wherever there is a rojak stall, there is sure to be a cendol (a popular dessert consisting of green colored starch noodles, shaved ice over it, and then palm sugar and coconut milk is poured on top) stall nearby, but in this case, they share the same van. Go and have a try. You will not regret it.

Stall details:

Address: Opposite the Taman Bahagia LRT station (at a small field)

Cuisine: Indian

Price Factor: Cheap

Cleanliness Factor: 2/5

Service: 3/5