Consisting of yellow noodles served with thick and spicy potato-based gravy, Mee Rebus is one of the most iconic dishes in Singapore’s food culture. For those of you who do not speak the language, Rebus” means “to blanch” in Malay, and therefore “Mee Rebus refers to “blanched noodles”. The dish is often topped with ingredients such as hard-boiled egg, bean sprouts, fried shallots, tau kwa (fried beancurd) as well as spring onions. The star of this dish, and the thing that separates one Mee Rebus stall from the other, is most definitely the thick and rich sauce that is doused over the noodles. Let’s explore the 10 best Mee Rebus in Singapore so that you know where to head to the next time you crave yourself some Mee Rebus!
- Well-balanced sauce
- Generous portion
Established in the 1970s, Inspirasi is currently located at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre. The stall serves up Muslim food and is well known for their Mee Rebus, Soto Ayam, Mee Soto and Chicken Porridge. All of these said dishes are very affordably priced at just $2.50 each. If you want to add on ingredients such as Begedil, you just have to add on 50 cents!
The gravy of their Mee Rebus is savoury, sweet and spicy at the same time. Freshly chopped green chillies are also added into your bowl for an added refreshing taste. The dish is also generously topped with sweet potatoes, tau cheo and ikan billis and it is hard to keep in mind that it only costs $2.50!
In addition, unlike many other Mee Rebus stalls that are unable to get the doneness of the noodles right, the yellow noodles served up by Inspirasi are perfectly cooked. They are not too soft or hard and have a good bite to it. Because it is cooked well, it is able to absorb the wonderful flavours and richness of the gravy that it is topped with. Put simply, this dish is delectable and you should definitely give them a try!
|Address||208B New Upper Changi Road, #01-11. Singapore|
|Contact Information||6589 8494|
|Business Hours||Monday to Saturday: 11.30 AM – 9.30 PM|
- Special satay sauce
- Nutty flavours
- Award-winning stall
Rahim Muslim Food has been serving up their popular Mee Rebus since the 1960s. This award-winning Mee Rebus Stall’s menu features three types of Mee Rebus: the “Normal” ($3.50), “Power” with egg and cut chicken ($4.50), or “Extra Special” with chicken drumstick ($6). Whichever option you choose, they come included with a special Satay sauce, which is made with a secret recipe that has been passed down for generations.
Their Mee Rebus is topped with tender chicken, an egg, lime, and some green chilli. A nutty and thick sauce is then topped over the al dente yellow noodles. The thick potato gravy has a unique roasted and toasty taste that sets it apart from those offered at other Mee Rebus stalls. This tasty and affordable Mee Rebus stall definitely deserves the attention that it is getting from radio stations and popular YouTube channels. However, this means that you should expect to queue to get your hands on a bowl of this goodness!
|Address||01-01, 453A, Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, Chong Boon Market, Singapore 560453|
|Contact Information||9786 7362|
|Business Hours||Monday to Saturday: 12.30 PM – 7 PM|
3. Afandi Hawa & Family Mee Rebus
- Premium ingredients
- Not too overpowering gravy
Afandi Hawa & Family Mee Rebus is located at Haig Road, and this stall offers its customers a unique Mee Rebus gravy that may look typical at first. However, when you have a taste of this gravy, you will be greeted with umami goodness that leaves you wanting more. This is because the gravy is concocted with premium ingredients such as crab, mutton and shrimps.
Despite the use of such premium ingredients, prices at this stall are kept affordable, with prices starting at $3. The gravy is also surprisingly light for a Mee Rebus. It is therefore very palatable and stands out from the Mee Rebus that are served at other stalls.
Nowhere else can you find a dish that is $3 but cooked with crab, mutton and shrimps? So do give this stall a try when you visit Haig Road next!
|Address||14 Haig Rd, #01-21, Singapore 430014|
|Business Hours||Thursday to Tuesday: 10.30 AM – 8 PM|
- Old-school taste
- Thick sauce
P&Z refers to Pat and Zara, the two women who are behind this popular stall. Established since the 1970s, this stall used to be located at Geylang. Since then, it has moved to space opposite Changi Village Food Centre.
The best way to describe the Mee Rebus that are served by this stall is that it is a nostalgic and old-school bowl of Mee Rebus. It is simple, with no fanciful ingredients used. But what you get is a thick and rich gravy that has a spicy note to it. On top of that, unlike many other stalls that serve yellow noodles that have an alkaline taste, this stall handles their noodles really well such that you will not taste it. Therefore, if you particularly dislike yellow noodles for its alkaline taste, you can rest assured that you will be fine with this stall’s Mee Rebus!
At just $4 per plate, this bowl of well-cooked Mee Rebus with its thick and well-balanced sauce is definitely worth travelling down to the east of Singapore for!
|Address||1 Changi Village Road, Singapore 500001|
|Business Hours||7.30 AM to 4 PM, Daily|
5. Selamat Datang Warong Pak Spari
- Special slow-cooked sauce
This stall at Adam Road Food Centre serves up a few popular dishes. Its menu features Mee Soto ($3.50), Bee Hoon Soto ($3.50), Mee Rebus ($3.50), Sup Ayam or Chicken Soup ($5.50), Sup Babat or Beef Tribe Soup ($6.50), and Bubur Ayam Chicken Porridge ($3.50).
Many customers say that the highlight of the stall is its Mee Rebus. At its affordable price, you get a bowl of noodles with a thick and rich gravy that is cooked slowly with a unique combination of ingredients including soybean, mutton, as well as Rempah (spice paste). The dish is served with freshly cut green chillies, coriander, fried shallots and a whole egg.
For those spicy-lovers out there, you would be glad to know that the Mee Rebus served by this stall is on the spicier side. If you want to kick things up a notch, you can even choose to add a dash of sambal kicap (spicy sweet soy sauce dip) for an added spiciness!
|Address||Adam Road Food Centre #01-09, 2 Adam Road, Singapore 289876|
|Business Hours||Tuesday to Sunday: 7.45 AM – 9 PM|
6. Siti Nur Liyana
- Rich gravy
- Range of dishes
Another stall located at Adam Road Food Centre is Siti Nur Liyana, which serves up a range of dishes including Mee Siam, Lontong (both only for breakfast), Mee Soto Ayam, Tahu Goreng, Mee Bandung, as well as Mee Rebus. Its Mee Rebus is its best-selling dish, as you would often see customers walk away happily with a piping hot bowl of Mee Rebus in hand.
Priced very affordably at $3, each bowl of Mee Rebus is comforting and sports a thick and rich gravy that is reminiscent of old-school Mee Rebus. The noodles have the perfect texture to soak in the goodness of the gravy.
If you happen to be at Adam Road Food Centre be sure to give this stall and Selamat Datang Warong Pak Spari’s Mee Rebus a try and let us know what you think or which you prefer!
|Address||Adam Road Food Centre #01-14, 2 Adam Road, Singapore 289876|
|Business Hours||Friday to Wednesday: 6.30 AM to 10 PM|
- Secret recipe
- Not too overpowering
Situated at Geylang Bahru Market and Food Centre, Suhaime’s is a hawker stall that serves up a comforting bowl of Mee Rebus. The recipe that is used at this stall is said to be a secret recipe that has been passed down from a previously-famous street stall at Geylang Lorong 1. The current owners refuse to simplify the recipe so as not to change the flavours of the delicious gravy.
For just $3, you get a bowl of yellow noodles accompanied with boiled egg, tau pok, bean sprouts, fried shallots, as well as spring onions. While some customers find that the sauce is not rich enough, others find that this consistency is perfect because it will be appetizing throughout the whole meal without being too overpowering.
If you have trouble locating this stall, look out for the words “Trade Mark” and “inheritors of Geylang Lorong 1 Mee Rebus” on the signboard of this stall!
|Address||Geylang Bahru Market and Food Centre, #01-2879, Blk 69 Geylang Bahru, Singapore 330069|
|Business Hours||Wednesday to Monday: 6 AM to 3.30 PM|
8. Lina’s Cafe
- Café setting
- Homely ambience
Lina’s Cafe is a Muslim owned halal café that aims to create a safe haven for families with children with Autism to dine in. The homely café serves up a comforting bowl of traditional Mee Rebus & Halal bubble teas.
Their signature Mee Rebus is affordably priced at $4 and is topped with a thick, rich, and smooth gravy that has a strong Assam flavour. It also has a sweet flavour to it, that balances the dish really well. Lime is also served at the side for you to add a refreshing touch to the dish. The recipe used to cook this Mee Rebus is based on “Special Fatimah Ahmah (Lina’s mother) original recipe since the 1970s”, so it has to be good!
In addition, all year round, the café provides free 1st drinks for every family of 4 that dines in with their children with Autism.
|Address||7 Jln Pisang, Singapore 199074|
|Business Hours||Monday to Saturday: 11 AM – 8.30 PM|
9. Makan Food Stall
- Fresh ingredients
- Wide variety of Malay cuisine
Makan Food Stall is located at Sembawang Hill Food Centre. It is a Halal certified and Muslim owned stall that offers a delightful dining experience. Their menu features a variety of Malay cuisine at affordable prices. One of the stall’s most popular dishes is its Mee Rebus!
Using only the best ingredients, the Mee Rebus that is served up at Makan Food Stall sports a generous amount of thick viscous gravy that is doused over the perfectly cooked yellow noodles. The sauce is savoury, sweet, and spicy and your eating experience is further enhanced with the addition of black sauce that Makan Food Stall adds to their bowl of noodles.
The stall pays very much attention to the flavour, texture, and colour of their Mee Rebus, so you can be sure that you will be getting a quality bowl of Mee Rebus that is consistent and flavourful at every bite!
|Address||01-17 Sembawang Hill Food Centre, 590 Upper Thomson Road, 574419|
|Business Hours||6.30 AM to 7 PM, Daily|
10. Yunos N family
- Wide variety of food options
- 40 years of experience
- Well-balanced gravy
Popular for their Mee Rebus which is filled with a thick luscious gravy, Yunos N Family has been serving this iconic dish for close to 40 years. This stall was first established at Hastings Road before it moved to operate from their current location at Ang Mo Kio.
There are four signature dishes that are available on the stall’s menu. This includes Mee Rebus ($3), Mee Soto ($3), Gado Gado ($3.50) and Satay ($0.60/stick). Uniquely, Yunos N Family has several options of meats such as chicken, wing, drumstick, ekor (oxtail) and babat (tripe) that you can add to your bowl of Mee Rebus, which is the star of the shop. The smooth, thick and nutty gravy is extremely well-balanced with a touch of sweetness. There are so many layers of flavours to the gravy that many customers often order a second serving of it! The stall also has a special dish called Mee Rebus Tarik, which includes satay sauce and meat.
|Address||724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Singapore 560724|
|Business Hours||Monday to Saturday: 11 AM – 9 PM|
If you were not hungry at the start of this post, I am pretty sure you are now! Just choose one stall from the list above and head down there to enjoy a piping hot bowl of Mee Rebus now! If you are looking for other iconic dishes other than Mee Rebus that are Halal, check out our list of the best affordable halal restaurants and cafes in Singapore!