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Mee Rebus

Mee Rebus is a popular dish in Malaysia.

The thick gravy tastes sweet and meaty.

Popular variations often includes beef or lamb shanks that gives even more meaty taste and you may need a straw to suck on the marrow of the bones.

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Ingredients:

  • 2kg of yellow alkaline noodles
  • 500g of beef, sliced thin
  • 4 sweet potato, boiled and blended
  • 1 cup of tauchu (fermented soybean paste), blended
  • 3 cloves of garlic, blended
  • 3 onions, blended
  • 1 inch of ginger, blended
  • 1/2 cup of dried shrimps, blended
  • 3 stalks of lemongrass, crushed
  • 1 inch of galangal (lengkuas), crushed
  • 5 tablespoon of meat curry powder
  • Salt, sugar, and seasoning powder to taste
  • Cooking oil

Shrimp Crispies:

  • 1/2 cup of dried shrimp, blended
  • 80g of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • salt
  • water
  • oil

Garnish:

  • Tofu, fried and diced
  • Parsley
  • Fried Shallots
  • Boiled egg, cut in half
  • Green chilis, sliced
  • Beansprouts, blanched
  • Calamansi, cut in half

Instructions:

Shrimp crispies.

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Heat up oil in a pot or wok for frying. You’ll need quite an amount.
  3. Sprinkle the batter into hot oil to create tiny crunchy bits.
  4. Fry until its golden brown and place onto kitchen towel to drain excess oil.

The Gravy.

  1. Heat up a bit of oil. You may use the oil you used for frying the shrimp crispies.
  2. Add in the crushed galangal and lemongrass.
  3. Saute the garlic, onion, ginger, and blended dried shrimp until fragrant.
  4. Add in the curry powder and stir well.
  5. After a minute, add in the tauchu and sweet potato blend, and beef. Water used while blending is enough as Mee Rebus gravy should be thick.
  6. Check the gravy’s consistency every once in a while. Add a bit more water if gravy is too thick. Add in the sugar, salt, and seasoning.
  7. Let it simmer until beef is cooked thoroughly.
  8. Serve it on top of blanched yellow noodles. Then put all the garnish. Mix well and bon appetite!

Original recipe from Saji.

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