A question that pops up often among foodies will be: "Where to find the best X?" or "Where can I get the best Y?", and when it comes to Rojak, many raved about this place- Hock Seng Penang Rojak. Claims to be the best Rojak in Penang and self-crowned as "Rojak King", the Rojak stall has certainly attracted an appreciate following over the years; long queues are often spotted right beside the stall and it tends to be sold out by 5pm. Hock Seng's is famous of its thick, rich, sweet and gooey Rojak paste as well as the complementary condiments- Dried Shrimps and toasted Peanuts. Having tasted their Rojak, I did not think it was that great and definitely not good enough to "wow" me. It may be a decent Rojak for some but not good enough for that price and the queue.
Be warned about the prices especially if you are a budget-conscious customer. Price starts from Rm 7 (small), followed by Rm 9 for medium and Rm 14 for large. The thick Rojak sauce was given a boost with the addition of Dried Shrimp and toasted Peanuts, the concoction was sweet with a bit of crunch. Sink your teeth in and you will be greeted with a strong jolt of sweetness which was dreadful. In hopes of getting some fresh fruits to cut down the sweetness a little and another disappointment strikes.... the measly portion. The damage was Rm9 and I thought the portion was way too small for the price paid. In my opinion, I'd say this is an overrated and definitely overpriced Rojak.
Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 5.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: Gat Lebuh Cecil, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 1pm to 6pm. Closed on every Monday and Tuesday.
Contact Number: 6016- 403 0724