Mee Rebus (Indonesian)

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Mee rebus, also known as mie rebus/mi rebus, is a Maritime Southeast Asian noodle soup dish. Literally translated as "boiled noodles", it is popular in Maritime Southeast Asia countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. In Indonesia it is also known as mie kuah, which literally means "noodle soup".
To me, it is similar to Lor Mee (Chinese Teochew Lor Mee) just it is mostly available from stalls selling Malay food. 

The dish is made of yellow egg noodles, which are also used in Hokkien mee, with a spicy slightly sweet curry-like gravy. The gravy is made from shrimp or tauchu broth, shallots, lemongrass, galangal, salam leaf (Indonesian bayleaf), kaffir lime leaf, gula jawa (Indonesian dark palm sugar), salt, water, and corn starch as thickening agent. 

The dish is garnished with a hard boiled egg, dried shrimp, boiled potato, calamansi limes, spring onions, Chinese celery, green chillies, fried firm tofu (tau kwa), fried shallots and bean sprouts. Some eateries serve it with beef, though rarely found in hawker centres, or add dark soy sauce to the noodles when served. The dish also goes well with satay.  In the past, Mee rebus was sold by mobile hawkers who carried two baskets over a pole. One basket contained a stove and a pot of boiling water, and the other the ingredients for the dish.

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