Demona: After an hour’s swim at a sports complex nearby, we headed over to the Clementi Wet Market for a scrumptous breakfast.
Demona: This rojak stall, run by a man called Brother Rojak was given tons of brownie points by many food reviewers. He proudly displayed his framed certs above his stall. Dogma said that this stall was always filled with people queueing up for his rojak. Maybe we were early that day, and there was no queue at all. Hence, we took the opportunity to try Brother Rojak’s golden dish.
We added a SGD 3.00 piece of cuttlefish and a SGD 0.70 piece of stuffed tofu. There were a few varieties of cuttlefish available.
Demona: The bill came up to SGD 6.20. I found it pretty steep to pay that much for rojak. The charcoal barbaqued cuttlefish was pretty nice, even the stuffed tofu tasted good too. The sauce was definitely spicy, and I liked the groundnut bits combined in as well, but I found the sauce being too sweet for me. After a few pieces of rojak, I started to feel stuffed. I was glad that we had decided to share a plate, otherwise we would have wasted money as two plates would be too much for us to finish.
The rojak was quite nice alright, but I think there are several rojak stalls in Malaysia which could match up to what Brother Rojak had offered.
Demona: Dogma was preaching to me on the greatness of the carrot cake in the wet market since he first tried it by chance. The carrot cake here is totally different from the carrot cake in Malaysia.
The version in Malaysia comes in squarish cubes, fried with bean sprouts and eggs until they become fragrant and slightly burnt, pretty similar to a fried kuey teow, but in a squarish cube form instead.
I haven’t tasted many carrot cakes here to be able to give a fair judgement but this one tasted pretty interesting. I liked it but not as much as Dogma did. Maybe my tastebud is still accustomed to the Malaysian version.
Demona: The carrot cake had a very strong “WOK HEI” locked in it. I thoroughly enjoyed the crunchy burnt ends of it, and it was very spicy indeed because Dogma asked the cook to add an extra chilli kick! He raised his white flag half way through due to the over spiciness of the dish and the chilli gobbler ended up wiping the plate clean! If the carrot cake was slightly more salty, it would have tasted even better. A satisfying decent meal for only SGD 2.50. For RM 2.50, you can’t even get a decent meal in KL.