Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Rojak & Cendol Truck@Damansara Uptown


Chinese New Year is coming and of all things, I crave for rojak. Hah!

Having had the simple joy of ordering rojak via Grabfood I thought why not have the experience of eating onsite though at a different rojak outlet which is near my place of work. 


There is this rojak van operating opposite Texas Chicken. Upon closer inspection of the van, I noted that it is called Rojak Utama. By the way, for those not aware, Damansara Uptown = Damansara Utama.

I have lived in this area since the 1980's when my dad was working in KL. The name sort of unofficially changed to Damansara Uptown in the 1990's when the place went through further development which saw the Uptown Towers being built.

I have never eaten at a roadside warong or food van on my own so this is my first time.

This truck has a following. See those plastic bags? All those are pre-orders and a guy drove by to pick up.
There are two guys operating here, one takes care of the rojak while the other handles the cendol. There are two types of rojak - the Rojak Sotong & Telur (RM6.50) and Rojak Telur (RM5.50). As for the cendol, I think there are two types and also two types of ABC

I got myself a Rojak Sotong & Telur (RM6.50) and a regular cendol (RM2.00). My lunch came to a princely RM8.50. Aiyoh! So cheap!


It was a very windy day and my rojak was in danger of flying off hah..hah...


I thought it was quite good. The portion size is generous and I enjoyed the crispy fritters and the fresh crunchy cucumbers and sengkuang.

The rojak sauce is nice, sweet and savory, but I have to say that Hassan's Rojak & Cendol has an edge over this one. But still, it is a good enough rojak which is conveniently located near me.


I'm afraid I was not thrilled with the cendol. It was lacking in santan and gula melaka. It is very diluted but sweet enough. For RM2.00, I can't complain. 


Sitting at the van with the strong wind blowing and cars zooming past, I felt quite vulnerable and hoped that the drivers negotiating the turning were alert and paying attention hah..hah..

Well, should I feel the need to eat rojak, I will just come by to tapau and eat in the safety of my office.

16 comments:

  1. Rare to find a lunch for under RM10 these days!

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  2. The rojak looks appetizing and mouthwatering, I cannot say the same for whatever cendol is thought, alas.

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  3. Wow, you finally came to try this rojak truck (heheh, we even share the same title for this post) which is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from you! ;) Your post reminded me that I have indeed eaten at this rojak stall in D Uptown (it completely slipped my mind that I've eaten here before...that means it didn't leave a lasting impression...haha!). I didn't try the cendol...and wouldn't want to now. >.<

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    1. You have dined at many fabulous places, so this rojak truck is just a small blip on your food map hee..hee.. Aren't you glad you skipped the cendol!

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  4. Aha! Good for you to try eating the two items on site. One way I will go buy takeaway from the two rojak vendors you mentioned here since I like to eat this style of rojak. Happy CNY to you and your family! Gong Xi Ga Cai!

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    1. Yes, do try and let me know which one your prefer. Gong Xi Fa Cai to your and your family too!

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  5. You must come over here and try our rojak thamby, different and so so so nice!

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  6. From the pale colour of that cendol, I know it is not enough Gula Melaka, I want mine tambah gula :P

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  7. I would prefer tapao and eat in the office pantry to enjoy the office aircond...and minus the 'smoke' from the passing vehicles on the road. I think I can only handle rojak or cendol at one time, but not both. Too filling for me! (*unless I eat 3-in-one meal a day)

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    1. Ya lor, better to tapau. I also find it very filling to eat the rojak and cendol at the same sitting. But I greedy LOL!

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  8. Same as nux, i would rather dabao and eat in aircon environment. I wouldn't want that diluted cendol.

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    1. Next time I will tapau and eat in the office :)

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