Mee Rebus

    1 hour 10 mins

    This flavourful noodle soup comes from the southern state of Johore, in Peninsular Malaysia. Don't let the prep time hinder you because it is easy to make and delicious.


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    15 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 600g yellow noodles
    • 300g sweet potatoes, boiled and mashed
    • 250g lean beef, sliced thinly
    • 3 cm cinnamon stick
    • 4 cloves
    • 3 star anise
    • 8 cups (2l) beef stock
    • 1/3 cup (75 ml) tamarind juice
    • 1 teaspoon ground fennel
    • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • Salt and sugar to taste
    • Oil for cooking
    • Spice Blend:
    • 8 shallots
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 1 cm ginger
    • 1 cm galangal
    • 8 dried chilli peppers, soak in hot water discard seeds
    • For the garnish :
    • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into matchstick size
    • 250g beansprouts, tails remove tails and blanch in hot water
    • 150g fried shallots
    • 3 stalks spring onions, chopped
    • 3 red chillies, sliced
    • 3 hard boiled eggs, quartered
    • 8 small limau kasturi, halved
    • Prawn crisps ( see recipe)

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Grind all the spice ingredients until fine. Heat a little oil in a pot and fry the spice blend until fragrant. Mix in the fennel, tumeric, black pepper, cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves and fry until the oil separates.
    2. Add the sliced beef and stir fry for 2 minutes. Pour in the beef stock, tamarind juice and mashed potatoes. Stir well and cook over low heat and bring to a boil. Season with salt and sugar to taste.
    3. Blanch the noodles in boiling water and drain. To serve, put noodles in bowl and ladle the soup over it. Garnish with each of the ingredients.

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    Certainly, this cuisine really matches the taste that I’ve been craving for! The blending of recipes were really perfect especially for my family who loves the flavor. Similar to "Square of lamb with fricassee of artichokes" and "Baked Chicken Noodle Casserole" which I discovered at and You can take a glimpse at those sites for more interesting recipes and you’ll surely love it. Have fun!!  -  16 Jan 2012


    Used brown onions as we do not have shallots where I live. Also did not add galangal only ginger. Used egg noodles instead of nice noodles because I prefer. ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS. It was worth the time consumed.  -  29 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


     -  29 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)