I first heard the name of Mee Jawa was during my time in university. Before that I have no idea what it is. During my university time I got to know friends from other states in Malaysia. By the way, I am from Johor. My friends from Penang and Kedah states told me that at their home town there is a very delicious food called Mee Jawa. This makes me very curious to know more about it. When they explained and described it to me, it sounds much like Mee Rebus.
I am a big fan of Mee Rebus but Mee Jawa is not Mee Rebus. What tells them apart is that Mee Jawa is a tomato-based gravy. The gravy is less thick than Mee Rebus and taste much sour. The sour taste is because of the tomato sauce is being used. However, except the gravy, other ingredients used in Mee Jawa are quite similar to Mee Rebus. Yellow noodle, boiled egg, bean curd and bean sprout are commonly used. In fact, you can add in more ingredients on your preference.
OK, I think I will stop my prologue here 😛 . Let’s see how to make a yummy Mee Jawa. I got this recipe from a friend from Penang. I adapted it a bit to suite my taste.
Mee Jawa Recipe