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Mee Rebus

Mee rebus is a popular dish among Malaysians, Indonesians and Singaporeans. In English, Mee rebus is boiled noodles.


  • main ingredients

  • 500 gms hokkien noodles

  • 2 cups bean sprouts

  • ingredients for garnishing:

  • 3 dried tofu - sliced

  • 5 hard boiled eggs - halved

  • 2 whole lemons - cut into half

  • 3 tablespoons of dark soy sauce

  • 2 red chillies - sliced

  • ½ cup garlic chives or kuchai

  • ½ cup dried shrimps (grago) - dry fry till crisp

  • ingredients for gravy:

  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoons beef stock powder

  • 3 cups of hot water

  • a

  • 18 slices galangal or 2 tablespoons laos powder

  • 4 garlic

  • 5 red shallots

  • 2 tablespoons curry powder

  • 1 tablespoon chillie powder

  • ½ thumbsize fresh turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste

  • b

  • 2 tablespoons soya beans or taucheo - washed, drained and mashed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • c

  • 200 gms boiled sweet potato - mashed

  • 2 tablespoons cornflour

  • 1 cup water


  • 1.

    How To Prepare The Gravy:

  • 2.

    Blend A to a smooth paste.

  • 3.

    Mix B well to form a smooth paste.

  • 4.

    Mix C well to form a smooth paste.

  • 5.

    Heat oil and saute A till aromatic, add B followed by C.

  • 6.

    Add beef stock powder and hot water.

  • 7.

    Stir well to mix.

  • 8.

    Cook covered over low heat for 30 minutes.

  • 9.

    The thickness of the gravy is your individual preference. You can add/minus water to make the gravy lighter/thicker.

  • 10.

    How to serve:

  • 11.

    Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the noodles for just two minutes and drain.

  • 12.

    Arrange the garnishing ingredients: tofu sliced, boiled eggs cut into half, red chillies sliced, lemons, dark soy sauce, garlic chives cut into 4cms in length and dry fried shrimp.

  • 13.

    Put some beansprouts and noodles into bowl, pour gravy. Put garnished ingredients before serving.


To enjoy this great tasting noodle dish, first make sure the gravy is mixed well with the dark soya sauce,lemon juice and dried shrimp, then take in the noodles together with the gravy. The mixture would excite your brain by its smell and texture.

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Posted by Edwin4Report
O me O my, my mouth is drooling...I wish I could cook this dish, I will give it a try this weekend.
Posted by Cheryl145Report
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