What better way to start the new year than a big luscious bowl of Rojak. This salad from Malaysia/Singapore has got loads of vegetables (namely cucumber,bean sprouts and kangkong), fruits (namely pineapple, green apple and mango), and fried beancurd (aka "taupok") and fried crullers (aka "yu char kway") for extra texture, and is topped with a to-die-for spicy, sweet, tangy shrimp paste sauce with peanuts and sesame seeds... yum! The authentic stuff comes with ginger flower which is not available at the asian store here unfortunately.
I had the good sense to bring back 3 small bottles of rojak sauce the last time I was home. Not quite as tasty as the ones we get from the hawkers but nonetheless sufficiently satisfying when mixed with some sambal balacan.