Mee Rebus

Mee rebus is a noodle dish with sweet curry-like gravy. It is very popular in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, and is a must try if you are visiting these areas. It is only mildly spicy .Hope that you will like it too.

Recipe adapted from the book "Simply Sedap 2", written by Chef Wan

Mee Rebus

Yield : 4 servings


1/4 cup cooking oil

30g curry powder

1/2 cup perserved soy bean paste (taucu)

750ml water

2 medium size orange/yellow flesh sweet potato, boiled, peeled and mashed

1 tomato, chopped

1 tbsp ground peanuts

 salt, to taste

 sugar, to taste

1 1/2 tbsp corn starch, mixed with 3 tbsp water

700g -1 kg yellow noodles, cooked as per instruction on the packaging

80g beans sprout, blanched

Spice Paste

7 shallots

2 cloves garlic

2 cm ginger


2 hard boiled egg

1 tau kwa (firm bean curd), fried and cut into cubes

1 sprig chinese celery, chopped

1 green chilli, seeded and sliced

4 calamansi, cut into half

4 tablespoon fried shallots

Cooking Directions

Blend the spice paste in a blender until smooth

Heat oil in a pot, add spice paste and curry powder, fry until fragrant.

Add soy bean paste, water and sweet potatoes. Stir through and bring to the boil.

Add tomato, peanuts, then season to taste with salt and sugar.

Stir in corn flour solution. Continue to simmer, stir constantly until the gravy is thick.

To serve, place the yellow noodles and bean sprout in a bowl, then ladle hot gravy over. Top with desired amounts of each garnishing ingredient.