Friday, January 12, 2007

Indian Rojak and Milo Dinosaur in Singapore

Indian Rojak

Here's just a quick snack that we grabbed at Thohirah on our way back from the airport. The item above is Indian rojak, which is basically a bunch of deep fried stuff cut up mixed up with raw onions, chili pepper slices, and cucumbers that you can dip into a sweet sauce. I wasn't a huge fan of the sweet stuff though, so I ended up dipping the pieces into the curry that came with my cheese prata instead.

Milo DinosaurAnother interesting item is Milo Dinosaur, which is based on Milo, an Ovaltine-like Nestle drink popular in these parts, but in this case supercharged by also adding more of the powder mix on top of the already-mixed drink. That means that you can either scoop it directly into your mouth, or let it clump together a bit as it makes contact with the fluids on top before eating it. I'm not sure how the name came about, but it is another one of those interestingly bachelor-esque preparation practices sometimes seen here.

6 comments:

Shilpa said...

haha, Wikipedia doesn't state the reason for the name, but was Milo Godzilla on the menu too?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuisine_of_Singapore#Drinks

Anonymous said...

Lol. I'm a Wikipedia editor and edit Singapore stuff. I dunno about all this Milo stuff. For good Indian rojak, there's this place at Waterloo Street. Its inside a coffee shop known as Nan Tai Eating House, and there is this stall called Sajis Indian Food. The best Indian rojak stall you can find in Singapore.

CiiE said...

Woohoo! wikipedia is a great 'invention' :D

i hv milo dinosaur. there's a few other types of 'dinosaur' drinks sold at regular 'teh-tarik' stalls. basically anything sprinkled with milo powder on top qualifies as a dinosaur drink! so delicious definitely more worth compared to the higher-end cousins at *bucks etc..

*definitely very 'bachelorettesque' haha*

CiiE said...

i mean i love milo dinosaur..

Sara-Jane said...

Hey, Milo Dinosaur... this drink came from the Milo tin. It taught us how to make it. So, the name Milo Dinosaur came from the tin. ^_^

I just give some information only...

Anonymous said...

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