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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Mee Rebus

Mee Rebus

Literally means boiled noodles. Which is of course misleading given the fact that this egg noodles, sold decades ago by itinerant hawkers, is generously in a thick, spicy and slightly sweet gravy, garnished elaborately with boiled eggs, dried garlic, sliced fresh green chillies, bean curd cubes added with a dash of dark soy sauce and fresh calamansi.

To "liven" up the taste even more, you could add sambal blacan (chilli paste). But if you are not really into spicy stuff and don't intend to visit the loo as often, I suggest you add as little as possible initially and gradually increase to suit your taste bud.

At first glance it might remind you of our very own palabok, but parekoy, this tastes definitely more "exciting". It's a fusion of Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisine but in most likelihood, you will find it in Malay stalls.