Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mee Rebus Cravings.......

Most Malaysians would have love this Malay dish as I do. Mee is the Malay word for noodles. Rebus means boiled. Actually the noodles (fresh yellow noodles) are just blanched and eaten with a spicy and sweet gravy with some garnishing of prawn crisps, hardboiled eggs, fried bean curd and bean sprouts. Lime juice is added to it before serving to add some tangy flavor to it.

Mee Rebus needs a lot of time to prepare so cooking it at home is once in a while when rice fails to interest any eaters. The secret of a good mee rebus lies in its gravy that consists of chilli paste, sweet potatoes, coconut milk, and prawns. Most outside bought mee rebus has a watery gravy with not much taste. So when I have a craving for it, I find time to cook it at home. Here is the recipe to share..

Ground ingredients:

15 dried chillies, seeded
20 shallots
4 cloves garlic
4 cm tumeric root
2 cm lengkuas
30 black peppercorns
2 tbsp preserved soya bean paste

Frying the chilli paste .........

Stirring the gravy..............

Blended ingredients:

1 packet (200ml) santan
800 g sweet potatoes-steamed
600 g small prawns- shelled
10 to 12 cups water or stock


2 to 3 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp chicken or beef stock granules


1/2 tbsp rice flour
3 tbsp water

Garnishing ingredients:

4 to 5 hard boiled eggs quartered
3 stalks spring onion- chopped
5 green or red chilli- sliced
10 small limes- halved
300 g bean sprouts- talied and blanched
1 cucumber, shredded
3 pieces deepfried hard beancurd- sliced
prawn crisp- crushed lightly

Prawn crisps batter:

180 g plain flour
200 ml water
1/2 tsp salt
dash of pepper
1/2 tsp chicken granules
50g mashed prawns

1 kg yellow mee- blanched
6 tbsp oil

Method for gravy:

Heat oil in kuali and fry ground ingredients til fragrant and oil seperates. Pour in blended ingredients and bring to a slow boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 to 10 mins. Add in seasoning and rice flour mixture to thicken the gravy. When it comes to a boil again, turn off heat. Reheat again just before serving.

Frying the prawn crisps.......

Method for Prawns Crisp:

Combine all the ingredients to a smooth paste. Heat oil in kuali til hot. Spoon a tablespoon of batter into hot oil. The batter will gradually spead out into a crispy piece.Fry til golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and keep in air tight container before serving.

To serve, scard yellow mee and beansprouts. Drain and put on a plate. Add all the garnish ingredients on top and then pour hot soup gravy over .


Anonymous said...

Ee, ur mee rebus is awesome. I love the gravy very much :)

olive oly said...

Love mee rebus too, but need to buy from Mee Rebus Ramli with lots of ajinamoto in it... :(

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow your mee rebus looks delicious!

Sweet Jasmine said...

Ris, will get 2 extra bowls for yr comment!

Sweet Jasmine said...

Olive oly- Yeah, I don't really like those food court ones..not much oomp...

Sweet Jasmine said...

LCOM - Get ready the ingredients to start cooking...

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