Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mee Rebus

I finally made Mee Rebus, something I had been thinking of attempting for a long time. Its an intricate dish but worth the trouble- its warm, rich and delightfully hearty. This was something I used to eat regularly at my school canteen as a child. I felt so happy to be eating it again- it transported me back 'home' for a while on this cool and rainy day in Denmark.

Ingredients:
(for the gravy)
Part A

1/2 cup taucheo
1/2 cup dried shrimp
1/2 cup peanuts
5 candlenuts
1 tsp belachan

1. Blend peanuts and candlenuts in blender. Fry lightly in oil.
2. Add the taucheor, dried shrimp and belachan in the blender with a little water. After blitzing, add in the pot with the peanut mixture and cook.

Part B

1 inch ginger
1 inch lengkuas
3 cloves garlic
2 stalks lemongrass
1 onion
6 dried chilli (soaked in hot water)
1 tbs curry powder
1 tbs sugar
1/2 packet coconut milk
3 sweet potatoes mashed
1 -2 cups water

1. Blend the ginger, lengkuas, garlic, lemongrass, onion and dried chilli in a blender.
2. Add to mixture A which has been cooking in the pot.
3. Simmer for 30 mins before adding curry powder sugar and coconut milk. Add water.
4. Finish up with the sweet potatoes. This will thicken the gravy.

Serve with:
Fresh yellow noodles (I had to substitute with spaghetti)
1 tbs fried onion
1 tbs chopped green chilli
1 hard boiled egg
1 tsp chopped leeks
dash of kecap manis
1/2 lime



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