Mee Rebus is a popular Malay noodle dish. The dish is made of yellow noodles served with thick gravy that is slightly sweet-spicy garnished with beansprouts, fried beancurds, hard boiled egg, green chilli and fried shallot. No one can resist a satisfying bowl of noodles especially with freshly squeezed calamansi which adds tang and brightens up the dish.
Author: Ann Low
Serves: serves 4
- 1 kg Yellow noodles
- 4 Hard boiled eggs
- 2-3 pcs Tau Kwa (firm bean curd)
- 1 Lemon grass
- 1 Thumb size Galangal (5g)
- 4 tbsp Fermented soy bean paste (tau cheow)
- 4 Potatoes (about 600g)
- 50ml Coconut milk
- 4 tbsp Curry powder
- 1 tbsp Dark soya sauce
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Chicken powder
- 600-800ml Water
- Fried shallot and green chilli as garnishing
- Scrub potatoes and remove skin and chop to pieces and place in a pot of water. Boil potatoes until soften and mash till smooth.
- Cut tau kwa to small cubes and shallow fry to golden brown set aside.
- Remove the outer part of lemongrass, clean and slice lemongrass and together with the galangal, pound or grind to fine.
- Heat up 2 tbsp of oil in wok. Add in pounded lemongrass and galangal and fry together with fermented soy bean paste. coconut milk, stir fry well for about 3 minutes at medium heat.
- Add sugar, chicken powder, dark soya sauce and curry powder into it, stir well and add in 600ml water.
- Add in mashed potatoes and stir gravy to soft with a hand whisk and simmer for about 10 mins.
- If you find the gravy is still too thick, add more little water to it or mix some corn starch with little water as thickening if the gravy is too watery.
- To serve, blanch yellow noodles and bean sprouts in boiling water, drain well and place in serving bowl.
- Spoon the hot gravy over the noodles and top with cubed tau kwa, fried shallots, hard boiled egg and calamansi.
wah your mee rebus look great … and I like the use of Chinese ingredients like tau cheow and dark soy sauce (everyday ingredient in our pantry) in your recipe.
Wiffy, This is a shortcut version and give a try when you're free. Just remember to adjust the water as the sauce is quite thick.
beautifully presented looks wonderful
Yum! I've missed good mee rebus since moving over to KL. I believe the ones I'm used to has sweet potatoes for the gravy and some tamarind juice as well. Every state/country has their own twist to it. Looks great!
Ping, Thanks! I must look into the original version if I can find one because I love mee rebus♥
looks very good. Just too bad i never really acquired the taste of Mee Rebus
Aiyo,this is so good, and it is not difficult to make too. Thanks for sharing. Can I have a bowl for breakfast pls!
Li Shuan, sure you can more than a bowl 😀
Ann, you are so good in creating very delicious local food at home. All these ingredients seems easily available in Melbourne and hope to cook this for my family.
Zoe, Thank you for your compliment 🙂 I'm just trying this recipe as I love mee rebus very much.
Hmmm..look so yummy.. drooling.. thanks for sharing.. i might make it one day.. 😉
It looks so good! There was once I made Pasembur, and then I surrender. Hehe…
Looks great, must try one day.
Its really look so yummy. your right who can resist noodles with such a perfect taste and good recipe like this. i need to try it now .. thank you dear.
Cass, 不客气。 要记得加水的时候要凭感觉。
Is dinner time here and I wish I can have a bowl now. They look so delicious!! I notice you you used potatoes for the gravy and not sweet potatoes.
Gert, Yes I just came to know sweet potatoes are used from some friends but in the recipe written potatoes, so I just follow.
For breakfast, I prefer Mee Siam. But Mee Rebus can be lunch or dinner 🙂
Tigerfish, I love Mee Siam too. Thought of making one 🙂
I love mee rebus! Can I have a bowl please 😉
Thanks Fong. Sure to make more next time and share with you.:)
Looks really delicious! It's late here and I am thinking of supper…yum! 🙂
Wow your mee rebus looks awesome. Just like the one I had from Johor..
Thank you Angeline but my gravy a bit thick.
I've never heard of anyone who makes mee rebus at home. Maybe it's the amt of work involved & so cheap to eat outside. Admire your effort & this certainly looks yummy 🙂
Shirley, I really hope one day I can cook the original version as this one here is a short cut recipe.
I am SO making this – some of my favorite flavors!!
Me too drooling nonstop here!!! 😉
so nice….this is the thing ive been looking for…thanks for sharing 😉
Hi Resh, Thank you for dropping by. Hope to see your again 🙂
Can i have a bowl for my lunch later? hehehe..Today too lazy to cook lunch, just planning to pack from outside..
Sonia, How about an exchange? I like your pork roll, looks so good!
I followed your recipe today cooking this mee rebus, i have some comments. The grinding of the lemongrass leaves a very fibrous sauce, also 4 tbsp of curry powder is too much, the mee rebus now has an overpowering curry taste I will suggest not to grind or pound the lemongrass
Hi Mandy, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'll keep that in mind 🙂
What type of potatoes did you use? Russet?
Hi Lee, I'm using Russet potatoes but I've heard from many bloggers saying that we should use sweet potatoes instead.
Thanks! I will try that soon. I see some stalls in Singapore uses dried shrimps too.
you always amaze me with your work, very impressive.
Thanks Jade for your support 🙂
I just love an Asian noodle dish…and this one looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing, Ann…hope your week is off to a good start 🙂
This is super yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
连 mee rebus 也会煮,真佩服你 ^_^
mee rebus is a malay noodle dish >.<i thought its an exotic food, but when i look the photos its not what ive thinkin.
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i never thought of making mee rebus cos it always seems like lots of work involved. But reading your recipe, it's not that complicated, huh?
Lena, I don't think I'll cook the original recipe as its require a lot of work and this one is a short cut recipe.
Hi Ann! I saw this on FB and email and I really love it. I need to expand my noodle dish repertoire besides Japanese noodles and this sounds so good! I especially love noodles or rice with eggs on top. They make the food so much better! Great photographs!
Thank you Nami:) I want to learn more Japanese food from you too.
wow your mee rebus look so good! makes me miss Penang Mee Rebus a lot..
You know Ann, I always thought that the Mee Rebus gravy has beef in it. Your recipe doesn't! Goodie, that means I can make it for my hubby. 😉 Thanks!
BeeBee, Assure you no beef in the gravy 😀
Your mee rebus gravy looks very very thick …. and I definitely like mee rebus this way… must be very delicious… i am so hungry now…
Joyce, I personally like thinner sauce. So must adjust the water the next time when I make this again.
When I saw the title of the post I had no clue what this was but it looks delicious!
hehee… Maureen, thanks!
wahhhh all my must haves- green chili and hard boiled egg! love the thick gravy too!!
I am not sure what all the ingredients are. Time for me to do some research but what I know, is that this looks delicious. Thanks for linking it to Bake with Bizzy. I love dishes that make me learn.
OMG this looks so good!!! I have not eaten this in a very long time (always too busy eating hokkien mee/BKT when I go home) – but shall make this soon.
i would like to get permission from you to copy on of your picture!! thx
Hi Wanmuhsaniw, May I know what is the purpose of having my picture? You may have the picture after you answer my question.
Dear Ann Low,
Actually im wanna make your picture as a sample of my ‘Mee Jawa’ that i’m sell.. because the ‘Kuah’ sauce is same as you.. look ‘dense & creamy’.
Sure Wanmuhsanlw, no probem. You got the permission to take my picture.
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for giving me this opportunity!
I love warm spicy sauce of mee rebus
Ann this looks so satisfying! I need to try to make more noodles…first I have to learn more about all the different kinds.
Lyndsey, Hope you can come to Singapore or Malaysia to try all types of noodles in different racial. You'll be amazed how delicious they are.
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This looks so nice, I love mee rebus ^^ I like the thick texture of your sauce and with bits kit chai juice ^^
I don't mind having this for breakfast or lunch. So appetising!
Oh wow, this sounds wonderful. I haven't heard of this dish before, but it sounds like it would quickly become one of my favorites.
Kiri, This is a popular dish in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. When you come to Asia make sure you try this dish.
Ann:There are so many Malaysian restaurants in Sydney but none of them has offered a good dish of mee rebus, how disappointing! I love this mee very much! I once looked at someone else recipe b4 & the list of ingredients+recipes was like few pages long & that put me off from making it at home coz I can easily grab one pack of mee rebus sauce from asian grocery, inported from S'pore.Your recipe looks quite easy for me to follow. Would like to try it one day.I think for some other recipes, they use tomatoes as well, right? Ah, don't care, want to grab 1 big bowl of mee rebus from Ann right now! Thanks for sharing!
Jessie, I just came to know there are many ingredients in the original recipe not sure whether there are any tomatoes in it. I only cooked this one because it is a short cut recipe. Taste wise – acceptable lol!
nice blog from today I will follow you if you want to pass me at hello
Thank you Elena 🙂