14 Mee Rebus In Singapore, Including A 65 Year-Old Recipe Passed Through Generations
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14 Mee Rebus In Singapore, Including A 65 Year-Old Recipe Passed Through Generations

23rd March 2022

Mee rebus in Singapore

Mee rebus, or boiled noodles, is one of my favourite breakfast items. Not only is it usually quite affordable, but I also find the rich and thick potato gravy very comforting to slurp on. Paired with fiery sliced green chilli and a squeeze of fresh lime, you get sweet, savoury, soury, and spicy all in one mouthful. I often add on a begedil to the already hearty and flavourful meal for extra carby goodness. If you’re a mee rebus fan like me, here’s a list of 14 mee rebus in Singapore you can try.

1. Frenzlink Cafeteria 

Frenzlink Cafeteria-mee rebus

Frenzlink Cafeteria is known as one of the most affordable eateries for breakfast and lunch in Clarke Quay. All eight of its noodles are priced at $2.50, and the Mee Rebus is no exception. The gravy here is rich and thick, and is accompanied by a whole hard-boiled egg, small cubes of tau kwa and beansprouts. Ask for more green chilli for an extra kick, as the mee rebus gravy is not too spicy.

Check out our full review of Frenzlink Cafeteria!

Address: 62 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058692
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6am to 2pm
Frenzlink Cafeteria is not a halal-certified eatery

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2. Rahim Muslim Food

Rahim Muslim Food - Extra Special Mee Rebus

Rahim Muslim Food has one of the oldest mee rebus recipes here in Singapore. Backed with 65 years of legacy and currently run by its third generation of hawkers, the mee rebus here continues to draw long crowds at Chong Boon Market and Food Centre. The Extra Special Mee Rebus ($6) is a hefty portion, and comes with a whole chicken thigh doused in spicy satay sauce. The mee rebus gravy itself is made from ikan billis, dried shrimp, and fish curry paste, which lends a complex creaminess. 

Check out our full review of Rahim Muslim Food!

Address: 453A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-01, Chong Boon Market & Food Centre, Singapore 560453
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:30pm to 7pm
Tel: 9786 7362
Rahim Muslim Food is a Muslim-owned eatery.

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3. Yunos N Family

Yunos N FamilyImage credit: @yummicraft

Yunos N Family is another heritage hawker on this list with over 40 years of history. A bowl of Mee Rebus starts at $3.50, and diners can choose to add on side dishes such as satay, prawn crackers, and Begedil ($0.70). The potato patties here are said to be crispy on the outside yet remarkably fluffy on the inside. Don’t forget to try some of their signature chilli sauce, which sees pounded chilli padi mixed with sweet dark soya sauce. 

Address: 724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, #01-01, Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Food Centre, Singapore 560724
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am to 9pm
Yunos N Family is a Muslim-owned eatery.

4. HJ Waliti HJ Mazuki

hj waliti hj mazukiImage credit: @hjwalitihjmazuki

If you frequent Haig Road Market and Food Centre, you would know that this 50 year-old stall serves up a solid bowl of mee rebus despite its short queues.  HJ Waliti HJ Mazuki’s Mee Rebus ($3) is best enjoyed with their chilli padi kecap for a savoury spiciness that goes well with the sweet potato gravy. The Begedil here is only $0.50, so don’t be afraid to have more than one.

Address: 14 Haig Road, #01-18, Haig Road Market and Food Centre, Singapore 430014
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 6pm
HJ Waliti HJ Mazuki is a Muslim-owned eatery.

5. Kedai Makan Muhajirin

Kedai Makan Muhajirin - Mee Rebus

Kedai Makan Buhajirin offers cheap Malay food catered to the residents around here. Not only does it sell nasi lemak for just $1, the Mee Rebus here is also affordably priced at $2.50. For what you’re paying, you get a nostalgic bowl of noodles that is chock full of tau geh and tau pok. The generous portion size and thick gravy make for a filling meal that might just give you a food coma afterwards.

Check out our full review of Kedai Makan Muhajirin!

Address: 20 Lorong 7 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310020
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6am to 1:30pm
Kedai Makan Muhajirin is a Muslim-owned eatery.

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6. Nonya Delicatessen

Nonya DelicatessenImage credit: Nicholas Fox

Now managed by second-generation owners Damian and Lynne, Nonya Delicatessen has been serving the Bukit Timah community for over 40 years. One of the pricier options on this list, a bowl of Mee Rebus here will set you back $7.50. The gravy here is not particularly viscous, and comes with a huge dollop of sambal chilli and thickly sliced green chilli. Nonya Delicatessen also adds in a wedge of tomato, which brings out a brightness to this otherwise jelak dish. 

Address: 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #B1-K69, Bukit Timah Plaza, Singapore 588996
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8pm
Tel: 6469 1166

7. Inspirasi

InspirasiImage credit: @nickblitzz

With more than 5 decades of history, Inspirasi sees snaking queues during mealtimes, even though each dish doesn’t take very long to assemble. There are only four items on the menu, and everything is priced at $2.50. One of their bestselling items is the Mee Rebus. The gravy is moreish with notes of ikan billis and fermented soybeans, and is best devoured with their fiery chilli sauce. If you want a larger portion of noodles, or a potato patty to go along with your meal, add-ons are available at only $0.50.

Address: 208B New Upper Changi Road, #01-64, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, Singapore 462208
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 9:30pm

8. Selamat Datang Warong Pak Spari

Selamat Datang Warong Pak SpariImage credit: Tan Quee Hin

Found at Adam Road Food Centre, Selamat Datang Warong Pak Spari is known for its Mee Soto ($3.50) and Mee Rebus. Be sure to come here early as the queues can get quite daunting during lunchtime. $3.50 gets you a large helping of yellow noodles and shredded chicken, drenched in a gravy perfumed by star anise. If this interesting flavour appeals to you, you can purchase their house-made Mee Rebus Paste ($4.50) that is just enough to cook five portions. 

Address: 2 Adam Road, #01-09, Adam Road Food Centre, Singapore 289876
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 7:30am to 9pm

9. Suhaime’s

Suhaime'sImage credit: Suhaime’s Facebook page

The  Mee Rebus ($3) recipe at Suhaime is said to have originated from a street food stall at Geylang Lorong 1. Its loyal customers usually start queueing as soon as the stall opens at 6am, with many people ordering the yellow noodles to go. The gravy here is just of the right consistency, and features an adequate amount of spice. Mee Siam and Mee Soto are also available here, at the same price of $3

Address: 69 Geylang Bahru, #01-74, Geylang Bahru Market and Food Centre, Singapore 339682
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 6am to 3:30pm
Tel: 9873 1707

10. Delicious

Delicious Mee RebusImage credit: @lioncity

With a name like Delicious, this stall in Tanjong Pagar has certainly got a reputation to uphold. Delicious only has three dishes on its menu, and keeps its food no-frills and affordable. The Mee Rebus ($3) comes with tofu, beansprouts and an egg. If the sliced green chilli is not spicy enough for you, top off your noodles with their signature sambal chilli for an extra kick.

Address: 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-02, Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre, Singapore 081006
Opening hours: Fri-Tue 8am to 1pm

11. Lina’s Cafe

Lina's CafeImage credit: Lina’s Cafe’s Facebook page

This Muslim-owned cafe is famous not only for its food, but also for the cause it supports. Proudly known as a “Friends of Autism Cafe”, Lina’s Cafe serves up a mean Mee Rebus ($4). The mee rebus gravy is smooth and creamy, and is served with a begedil with a light and soft interior. If you want something more interesting than just yellow noodles, you can choose to have the gravy with kway teow, thin and thick bee hoon, and even penne or spaghetti!

Address: 7 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199074
Opening hours: Mon 11am to 7:30pm, Tue-Sat 11am to 8:30pm, 
Tel: 9187 2094
Lina’s Cafe is a halal-certified eatery.

12. Afandi Hawa & Family Mee Rebus

Afandi Hawa & Family Mee RebusImage credit: Andrew Ong

Another famous mee rebus stall at Haig Road Market and Food Centre, Afandi Hawa & Family Mee Rebus makes their Mee Rebus ($3) gravy with shrimp, crab and mutton! This imparts the natural sweetness of seafood and further accentuates the umami flavours typical of the sweet potato gravy. Although the mee rebus already comes with tofu and a hard-boiled egg, you can also request for some mutton to be added if you want more protein in your meal. The stall, founded in 1967, is almost as old as Singapore, and draws long queues every day.

Address: 14 Haig Road, #01-21, Haig Road Market and Food Centre, Singapore 430014
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 10:30am to 8pm

13. Shi Xian

Shi XianImage credit: @di_di_jiak

Shi Xian in Teck Ghee Market and Food Centre only offers Mee Rebus and Mee Siam to the morning crowd. Both dishes are priced at $2.50 for a small portion, and $3 for a large. Shi Xian’s mee rebus is a simple affair topped with sliced boiled egg, spring onions, fried shallots and green chilli. The house-made chilli is said to be a force to be reckoned with, so don’t be too heavy handed with that if you can’t handle your spice.

Address: 409 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-24, Teck Ghee Market and Food Centre, Singapore 560409
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 7:30am to 12:30pm
Tel: 9780 6540

14. Yusof and Arni’s Cafe

Yusof ArniImage credit: Yusof Arni’s Facebook page

The next time someone says there isn’t affordable food in town, point them in the direction of Yusof and Arni’s Cafe. At only $5, the Mee Rebus is served in a big bowl with an assortment of toppings such as tau kwa and chicken. Squeeze some lime juice over this turmeric-heavy bowl of goodness for a more piquant taste that keeps it from being too jelak. 

Address: 14 Scotts Road, #05-67, Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:15pm to 6:30pm
Tel: 9026 5526
Yusof and Arni’s Cafe is a halal-certified eatery.

Where to eat mee rebus in Singapore

Mee rebus can be quite a calorific and carb-heavy dish, so if you want to eat healthily after this, check out our recommendations for the best thunder tea rice stalls in Singapore.

Otherwise, this all-new vegan coffeeshop in Geylang offers meat-free wanton mee, chicken rice, and mala xiang guo!

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Featured image adapted from Suhaime’s and @hjwalitihjmazuki’s posts.

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