BY CK Lam

Operating since 1974 and managed now by the third generation, the fruit stall sited under a big tree in front of Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Seberang Perai Utara offers fresh cut fruits and vegetables on sticks. These refreshing fruit sticks are more commonly known as ‘batang rojak’ or ‘chiam-chiam’.

Just pick and choose from the 15 to 16 varieties of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The selection includes young mangoes, jambu air,  pineapples, guavas, star fruits, umbras, cuttle fish, hard boiled quail eggs and deep-fried fish balls. Vegetable lovers will appreciate the fresh choices of cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and turnips. Pineapple and guava are the crowd pleasers and one particular favorite bite is the cuttle fish.

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Patches of fruits and vegetables are constantly replenished to ensure freshness as peeled and cut fruits tend to change colour. Armed with knives and peelers, the owner and her workers work hand-in-hand in peeling, cutting and threading the ingredients on the skewer.

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Pots of rojak sauce are provided to enhance the taste of the fruits and vegetables. The rojak sauce with smooth thick texture is made up of sugar, lime juice, chili, roasted crushed peanuts, belacan and gooey Penang hae ko (shrimp paste). There are two types of sauces – spicy and non-spicy. For hygiene purposes, customers are not allow to double dip the skewer in the sauce.

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The fruit sticks are perfect with cold beverages. The stall offers freshly squeezed fruit juices to orange cordial, black cincau (grass jelly), mineral water and packet drinks. Orange cordial and cincau are two of the most popular drinks.

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Customers are able to ‘ta pau’ (buy back) the fruit sticks and the owner will have the rojak sauce wrapped separately.

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Fruit sticks are indeed popular in Butterworth as several such stalls are lined up side by side along the road. Look for the stall on the furthest right, under a big tree. Click here for the google Map Location.

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Batang Rojak
Jalan Pantai
12000 Butterworth

Tel: 016 4977815 (Ms Tan)

Business Hour: 12.30pm till 10pm

Closed on Monday & Thursday

 

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 10:15 am and is filed under Penang Mainland, Pork Free, Rojak, Tidbits and Snacks. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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David
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Just my view
beside another fruit stall (Chinese) the ‘Rojak sauce is better.

December 3rd, 2012 at 7:28 am

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  1. Skewers of fruity goodness at Farlim, Penang | What2See : Best of Penang Food!    Jul 27 2013 / 2pm:

    [...] are several outlets which are famous for batang rojak. One of them is at the Farlim (Bandar Baru Ayer Itam) shop houses [...]

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