Asians never stop eating. With our sunny weather we can hit the streets anytime for a bite. In our shorts and T-shirts, we check out food like insects to pollen. And eating cannot get anymore convenient than when food is delivered from mobile stalls just by the kerb. Our "Rojak Buah" (rojak - mixed; Buah - fruit) is not anything like the fruit salad of the West. This man delivers from his stall attached to his motor bike. He has a license to "food, " and everywhere his motor bike goes, his "rojak buah" goes. Into his orange mixing bowl he tosses chopped up papaya, unripe mango, pineapple, guava, "sengkuang," crackers and cucumber. He then "gels" it all together with a thick prawn paste with dark soy sauce and sprinkles in the toasted peanuts. Don't forget to add in the red chillies for that extra "kick."
The FAT ONE STEAMBOAT is locally called "lok lok" (boil boil) in Chinese or "dip dip" in English. Vegetables, seafood, meat, sausages and many types of meat balls are skewered on sticks. We just "lok lok" our food into the boiling troughs of water (steam boats) on both sides of the van. They cook really quick. Then, "dip-dip" into the sauces provided and watch your tummy get satisfied.