The most important ingredient would be for me for the dough fritters or youtiao as they are called in Chinese. Mainly made up of flour and stretched into long tubes, dough fritters are deep fried (See picture below). Crispy and salty, it absorbs the dressing quite readily. These dough fritters go well with the fruits and the dressing and they can are found in many Singapore food centres.
This Chinese Rojak is different from the Singapore Indian Rojak which comprises of batter-coated deep fried eggs, tofu, prawns and potatoes which are dipped into a spicy peanut dressing. It is served with bite sized cucumbers. onion and sliced green chillies ...that's another one of my favorite local salads.
The Asian Fruit Salad is quite refreshing and light on your tummy. It is served as an appetiser or as a snack mostly. It doesn't last very long so you have to finish as soon as you can - I'm sure that won't be any problem at all.:)
Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 cups of cucumber, cut bite sized
2 cups of turnip, sliced into small pieces
2 cups of pineapple, cut bite sized
2 cups of dough fritters, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tbsps vegetarian Rojak paste (see picture below)
1 tbsp chilli sauce
2 tbsps crushed roasted peanuts
1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
A sprig of coriander leaf for garnishing
3-4 small limes, cut into halves
1) Gather the ingredients. Pineapple, turnip, cucumber and youtiao or dough fritters.