Rojak Line – Chio Bu Selling Vegetarian Rojak in Holland Drive
Yesterday, we travelled all the way to Holland Drive Market & Food Centre to have claypot rice. Sadly, it was past the lunch time and they were already closed. When we were about to leave, we passed by this new stall called Rojak Line and decided to give it a try.
Newly opened for a month, 31-year-old Debbie has been a crazy rojak fan for years but she didn’t like hae ko (shrimp paste). So she created her own vegetarian rojak sauce using quality ingredients.
Hae ko (shrimp paste) is an important sauce for making rojak. When replaced with a vegetarian version, I was skeptical at first but it turns out to be outstanding. The sauce is rich and sticky, but tasted surprisingly light and zesty. With a hint of tamarind and ginger flower, the well-rounded flavours binds the ingredients perfectly.
Rojak Line Rojak ($4 / $5 / $6) has got prominent ingredients such as pineapple, turnip, you tiao and cucumber which gave a refreshing dimension. They are all lathered in the evenly. My only grip is the you tiao (dough fritters) were not crispy enough hence it lacked the crunch.
Using the same rojak sauce, they created Toast You Tian Popiah ($2) which basically wraps the you tiao in popiah skin and sprinkled with crushed peanuts. Again, sauce is outstanding but I think you tiao is a little too doughy and not crispy enough. Otherwise, this would have been perfect.
Another popular item in the menu is Vegetarian Popiah ($1.80) made with braised turnip, carrot, shitake, homemade sweet sauce, peanut, chilli and garlic. For vegans, they can request for no garlic. Service wise, honestly it was a little slow but I guess Debbie is still new, so she needs some time to speed up.
Rojak Line - The Finest Rojak
Address: 44 Holland Drive, Holland Drive Market And Food Centre #02-13, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm. Closed on Wednesday.
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