Malaysian Mee Rebus / Noodles

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One of Malaysia's most popular dish, the Mee Rebus, is one you can easily find everywhere around the nation. Many people, regardless of their race, are drawn to it for its unique taste. It is spicy, yet sweet and sour at the same time. This is the recipe of a homemade vegetarian version of the popular Mee Rebus, which you can easily prepare in your own kitchen.

Portion: Serves 4

500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed.
500g yellow noodles
200g Coriander, roughly chopped.
100g bean sprouts
3 medium-sized potatoes.
2 braised beancurd (a.k.a. firm tofu)
4 Calamansi lime, halved
2 fresh big-sized green Chilli, sliced
Tomato sauce (optional)

Ingredients for the gravy:
1300ml water
3 Tbsp salted soy bean paste or miso paste
4 Tbsp of cooking oil
4 Tbsp roasted peanuts, skinned and roughly pounded.
2 Tbsp of Chilli paste (Amount used according to personal preference)
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp turmeric powder/ turmeric paste
2 tsp sugar

4 shallots, pounded.
3 cloves garlic, pounded.
Pinch of salt to taste.


Preparing the main dish:
1) In a separate pan, fry the beancurd until golden, then dice it.
2) Prepare a pot of boiling water to scald the bean sprouts. Drain water.
3) Dip yellow noodles in boiling water for 20 seconds. Drain water.
4) Prepare another pot and boil the other potatoes until they are soft. Peel the cooked potatoes, then cube them.

Preparing the gravy:
1) Heat the cooking oil in a pot, then fry the pounded onion, garlic and peanuts. Fry the said ingredients for few seconds, and then add in the chilli paste, turmeric powder and curry powder and continue frying until aroma arises.
2) Add water, salted soy bean paste and sweet potatoes.
3) Leave ingredients in the pot to boil until sweet potatoes soften.
4) Remove potatoes and mash them, then throw them back to the pot to help thicken the gravy.
5) Add sugar and salt to taste. Then, leave it to simmer to achieve the preferred thickness.
5) The dish is now ready to be served.

Serving the Mee Rebus:
Divide all the prepared and cooked items in the above into 4 different plates, then garnish each with Coriander, green chilli, tomato sauce and Calamansi lime. The juice of the lime is to be squeezed all over the dish before eating. Enjoy!

Author: Wong Eileen

Copyright © 2012 Sandhya Maarga Holistic Living Resources
Holistic Living Annex (Volume 1, Issue 6 – JULY 2012 Edn)

2 Responses for “ Malaysian Mee Rebus / Noodles”

  1. Jacqueline Hunt says:

    Looks delicious. I'd like to try it this coming weekend. I'll have to go to Asda for shopping. I doubt I'll get the yellow noodles there though. Where can I get such noodles in the UK? Can I replace it with other types of noodles?

  2. Wong Eileen says:

    Hello Jacqueline. I remember during my studying years in UK, I bought yellow noodles from Tesco and ASDA. If you can't find yellow noodles, you can replace it with spaghetti. Spaghetti taste equally delicious. Enjoy!


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