08 January, 2009

Taste of Malaysia Series 1 - Mee Rebus @ Kafe Enampuluhan

If you have already not known, HFB had been up north to our neighbouring country, Malaysia, over December period. So in the coming weeks, HFB will be featuring his food escapades in the land of “Truly Asia”. And my first stop – Johor Bahru – a favourite food haunt among Singaporeans. It was a sunny yet windy afternoon and therefore my trusted friend was keen enough to bring us to an alfresco dining place for a plate of Mee Rebus (RM3.00).

With a seafront view across the road, Kafe Enampuluhan possess that little magic that many other coffee shops do not offer.

Mee rebus, is literally a plate of Yellow Egg Noodles topped with a Potato and Peanut Gravy that comes with a tint of spiciness in it, and usually garnished with Boiled Egg, Bean Sprouts and Chinese Celery.

To be brutally honest, HFB is never a fan of mee rebus due to the potato starch that is present in the dish – he often finds it too filling and jelak from it! So if you may ask, what’s so special about this particular simple, unpretentious plate of mee rebus? The answer lies in liberal sprinkling of fritters that gives that extra oomph to the already appetising robust gravy. Every mouthful of noodles came delivered with the divine goodness of the crunchy fritters – Sedap!

Their version of gravy is hardly spicy at all and bends towards sweet than savoury – so even kids will not mind indulging in it.

So whoever says you can’t have romantic meals with cheap and good food with a nice cup of Teh Peng, or Ice Milk Tea to go along with it?


Food: 4.5/5 (Best plate of Mee Rebus HFB have tried!)
Service: 4/5 (Fast and efficient)
Ambience: 4.5/5 (Al fresco + seafront view - what else can you ask for?)
Price: 5/5 (Ha! It's a steal)
Total: 18/20
69 Jalan Sultan Ibrahim
80300 Johor Bahru
(Next to New Hong Kong Restaurant and The Heritage Hotel)

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Steve said...

"Best plate of Mee Rebus" - now that is an accolade. I might have to scoot over the causeway to try it out.

Looking forward to your other Malaysian posts mate. Here's to a sensational 2009!

His Food Blog said...

Hey mate!

You should make a trip to JB sooner rather then later. The local food there are EXCELLENT!

But do beware of your safety if you are heading there - there are things that I shall not mention here. But you can read up on the internet for it.


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