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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Al Mahboob Indian Rojak

So much of recent news and hearsay about Al Mahboob Indian Rojak's reopening, I had finally stepped into their new location and had a real time feel of the place. Ah, at least I'm up to date by now. In case you might have gone back to their original unit, please do not be surprised that the place is actually deserted now with all furnishing torn down. All you have to do is to walk down along the walkways of the S11 building and you will find the big signage of Al Mahboob's.

Al Mahboob Rojak Restaurant Pte Ltd
As you pulled opened the glass door, enjoyed a clean and new environment of Al Mahboob with its new furnishing with many pairs of wavy mirrors on its wall, what's more, they have a wash area for customers to wash their hands before and after meal.

Dining Environment
The place was divided into 3 counters, Rojak Stall, Cooked Food & Beverages Counter.

Stalls

Served by a friendly guy (known to be the brother of Al Mahboob's boss) who was quite chatty at the beverage counter and could handle mandarin as well as Hokkien during our conversations.  Bought 2 cups of Tea Tarik ($1.50 each) and a cup of cold Holicks at $1.20. With all his jokes and laughters, it made time passes easier while waiting for him to prepare the drinks as well as our rojak.

Holicks Ice

Ordering Rojak is faster than before, I confirmed that its 3 to 4 times faster! In the past, I had to wait up to an hour for a plate of rojak and keep returning to its stall to check the status but its only 15 minutes now. To make life easier, they had implemented the numbering system whereby customers were all given a number slip after choosing the Rojak items. Numbering display was installed at both the stalls front and the dining area.

Rojak Feast
We had chosen 12 items, from prawn crackers to jagung (sweet corn) dough balls, prawn fritters and assorted items that were available at the time of visit. Customers turnover rate was fast, that describes the time interval of how Mahboob topped up its Rojak items. They were freshly prepared when I ordered them.
Cost:
$14

Heap of Rojak!
Next, the rojak sauce! I drank 3 bowls of them. Yap, you did not read wrongly. The sauce was indeed highly addictive - orange-red looking sauce had a nice balance of sweet, spicy and flavorful taste which turned me so "thirsty". I made sure that every item dipped in was thoroughly coated and drenched with sauce dripping down as I pulled myself over for the food. :P

Rojak Sauce
Seriously Good Stuff! If you have a craving for something red or even on Indian Rojak, Al Mahboob is definitely worth traveling even from the west to Tampines to satisfy your hunger!


Rating: 4 / 5

Al Mahboob Rojak Restaurant Pte Ltd
Location: S11 Food Court, Blk 506 Tampines Ave 4, 520506