By Rosli Mansor & Ed Shahir
MEE REBUS is a popular dish in Malaysia. Sweet potato and a dhal mixture is the basic gravy recipe for the boiled noodles which gives it a distinctive flavour and aroma. What is interesting is what is served with boiled yellow noodles – cucur udang or prawn fritters, fried tofu, bean sprouts, fried shallots and a slice of calamansi lime is served on the side for those who prefer a little tartness. To give it a more interesting flavour, some hawkers have added other ingredients such as boiled potatoes and sambal sotong (squid).
These are some of the more popular stalls around Ipoh:
Mee Rebus Ramli
Main: 767 Taman Tasek Jaya, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh. Tel: 05-5472026
Branch: No 28, Jalan Raja Ekram, Ipoh (branch). 8.00 a.m.-10.00 p.m. everyday.
Thick gravy served with a hard-boiled egg, boiled potato, bean sprouts, fried shallots and calamansi lime. RM3.90.
No. 71, Jalan Raja Ekram, Ipoh (New Town).
Gravy is thick and has hard-boiled egg, boiled potato, sambal sotong, bean sprouts, fried shallots and calamansi lime. RM4.50.
Monday-Friday: 8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m., Sabtu: 8.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m. Sundays closed.
Restoran Ipoh Rumpun
No. 1 Laluan Medan Istana 6, Medan Istana, Ipoh.
Thick gravy with usual ingredients. RM3.50.
Monday-Saturday: 8.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
Cathay Mee Stall
No. 97 Jalan Yang Kalsom, Ipoh
Cucur udang is flavourful; gravy is sweet. RM3.80
Restoran Rojak Greentown
Branch: No. 81, Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, Greentown, Ipoh (opposite Syuen Hotel).
Tel.: 016-5352555, 012-2021786 or 016-5157719
Main: Medan Selera Greentown, Jalan Hospital (opposite the Greentown Mall)
Gravy is spicy and tasty. RM3.50.