Mee Rebus (or Mee Jawa)

Prepared with very similar ingredients used to prepare Mee Goreng, Mee Rebus is the gravy version of the Mee Goreng.

The dish is every bit as popular as its dried sibling and is sometimes known as Mee Jawa.

The same yellow egg noodle is used here and cooked quickly with bean sprouts in hot boiling water.

It is then topped with hard boiled egg, spring onions, fried bean curd, flour batter fritters and fried shallots before a generous portion of hot gravy is poured over it.

The gravy is made with mashed potatoes, curry spices, tomatoes, onions, vinegar, dried shrimps and peanuts.

As with the Mee Goreng, a wedge of lime and chilli sauce accompanies the bowl of noodle.


Some vendors include prawn fritters and squids. Others may offer chilli prawns with shell on and cuttle fish in curry sauce.

Where to get Mee Rebus: Batu Lanchang Market, Ali Stall on Kelawai Road, Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, Medan Selera Food Court on Free School Road, Mount Erskine Roadside Hawker Centre, Padang Kota Lama Food Court, Pulau Tikus Market, Seng Lee Cafe on Bangkok Lane, Sin Hup Aun Cafe in Pulau Tikus,

Heat Level: Mildly Spicy / Extra Chilli is available on request / Specify your desired heat level when placing your order.

Recipe Books

If you can’t get to Penang or simply want to prepare this at home, why not try one of the cook books below:

The Penang Nyonya Cookbook

by Cecilia Tan [Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd]
Price: £70.00 EUR 12,77 EUR 441,97 EUR 114,99