Skip to main content

Food Entry 2 (misunderstanding)

And this is Rojak. A rojak that i ate just now at Wisma Sabarkas, top floor Kuching Sarawak. Anything special? No obviously since Rojak can be found anywhere in Malaysia. However, as a Labuanese, and also a bit Sabahan and Sarawakian maybe later, I would like to highlight about the word Rojak as a lot of people actually did not know what rojak is.

Let me tell some story. I have lot of story to tell. Just listen to it. Don't like it and don't listen. No one need to read everything that i wrote here. So the story goes like this. My mother love to eat rojak. Poor her, living in Labuan and sometimes go to Sabah, when she order Rojak in Food stall, she usually got served with Gado-Gado. Gado-gado is a type of noodles with peanuts sauce and it is actually so different from Rojak.

Why this thing happen? This is because, Sabahan did not know how Rojak look like or maybe because of the word evolution, suddenly Gado-gado become rojak. I don't know why is that happening. They must be some story behind it.

When i get back to Labuan a few weeks ago, I accompanied my mother to the town and she bought me breakfast. And my mother asked for Rojak as usual and she was served Gado-gado without noodles. What is happening? Even a Labuanese did not know what rojak is. This is humiliating.

I'm a labuanese, my mother too, why do we know about it? This is because we both enjoyed watching TV. That channel called AFC. From there we can see people eating Rojak in Singapore, Penang, KL and wherever else in peninsular Malaysia.

It is funny you know when people did not what is Rojak. Rojak is a kind of food where you yourself can choose whatever you want including fishcakes, cakes, fruit, and anything you want, everything is mixed together with some sweet sauce made of something (i don't know) and that is why it was called Rojak. Mixed together.

I love to eat rojak like this. If i cannot eat it in sabah, where you cannot find real rojak, i can at least eat it here in neighbouring sarawak. I hope someday, real rojak can be found in Sabah. And when it does, i don't know what sabahan will call it since rojak already spesific to gado-gado over there. haha.

Ascap23 4th June 2009.

p/s: There is a lot of food i have not try in Sarawak. Example real mee kolok. Under the bridge they say. How to go under that bridge?


  1. hehehe. betull!!

    aku plg suka gado2 dekat depan perpustakaan Labuan tu.

    aku tanya gak,

    "cik, apa beza rojak dengan gado2?"

    dia jawab

    "gado2 tambah mi, kalau rojak tak da mi"

    aku pun reply


    heheh. mana aku tauu. tp feveret aku gado2 la, kalau kat perlis best lagi. ada Pasembur. gado2 yang ada ketam. best

  2. sekarang aku pn dh konfius mane satu gado2 mane satu rojak..
    kalo aku.. yg ade mee kuning tu pon aku pggil rojak jugak..


  3. aku suka sumer jenis rojak!
    aku suke sume jnis gado2!

    lapa lagi~

    p.s bila ko nk benti cite psl mknan niehhhhhhhhhhhh?!?!?!!?!?

  4. ko lok me? do they serve halal one in swak? just wondering... hmmm...

  5. They do. People call it Mi Kolok Haji Salleh. The one with the beef.

    Not Halal for hindu la, i get to offensive? haha.

    But people say the one with the pork is much better. i dunno la. don't dare la to play with matter like this.

  6. My precious sharihana. I really don't know what to write anymore... i don't know where am i going with this blog. So i think i wrote something that human like.

    As far as i know..human likes
    7.and the rest is other thing.

    I passed the first three topic. So maybe i try to talk about food.

    I love eating. hahaha. Look at me, you know it.


Post a Comment

Please leave your comment below.

Popular posts from this blog

Astro Remote volume not responding

I have been looking around for solution when my Astro beyond remote start having problem where it does not want to control the volume of my astro anymore.

The strange thing is, the remote seem fine and only the mute and volume won't respond.

After realizing that the remote cost around rm250 to be replaced, I start thinking that this is not an ordinary remote control.

After a few minutes of research (only) I found out that this remote can be programmed to be synchronize with our television.

Hmmm. So the remote problem must be cause by it some programming error.


Turn out of you have similar problem like this, all you had to do is to press OK button with volume down until it bleep 4 times then it will be ok. This method canceled the volume control for the television ( meaning that you can only control the tv volume not the decoder).

Later I found out that if you want, you can use your tv only volume to control the astro thus no hassle to have 2 remote at the same time.

Master in Pathology (Malaysia): A Guide To Apply.

Well, I got carried away in previous post talking about my experience taking entrance exam for Master in Pathology. You can check it here:

Master In Pathology: My Experience Entrance Exam That was not my first attention on trying to write such post. My intention was to share on how to get into that entrance exam in the first place. So here it is. A step by step guide on how to get yourself into the entrance exam. 
A Guide to Apply for Master in Pathology (Mpath) 
1. Make up your mind. I've seen a few of my friends who apply for this pathway and get confused before it begin. Ask yourself, are you really interested in Pathology? Do you know what pathology is? Do you know what kind of work are you going to do in Pathology. 
Most of the time, people thought pathology MO or specialist were all just sitting down drinking coffee and chit chat all day long. No work to do. Think again. The best thing to do is to get yourself into the department itself. Work as a pathology MO first, in a few…

Becoming a medical officer in Malaysia: Are you still a real doctor?

To recap from my previous post, a person must completed 5-6 years study in medical school, pass their professional exam, enter 2 years house officer training program, pass their exam and completed their logbooks, then a person can now be called a fully registered Medical Officer / Medical Doctor.

A Journey of a Junior Medical Officer

After 7 or 8 years experience, a house officer will be given a full registration under Malaysian Medical Council. This registration process is a lengthy process which takes up months before it will be completed. Most doctors will apply for full registration 4 months before they finish their house officer training program. The registration will be processed only if all the criteria has been fulfilled by the house officer which includes log book, review by a board of specialist, no disciplinary action recorded, and other paper work stuff that need to be settled. A full registration means that the doctor now can practice as a doctor independently. They can wo…