⅓cupdried shrimps(30 gr), soaked in hot water for 10 minutes and then drained
10dried chillies(10 gr), cut and soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and then drained
3tablespooncurry powder(18 gr)
1lbbeef meat(450 gr), thinly sliced
4cupbeef stock(1 liter)
8.8ozsweet potato(250 gr)
½cuptaucu (fermented yellow soybeans)(135 gr), rinse under water to discard the sauce and reduce saltiness
½cupground roasted peanuts(70 gr)
juice of ½ lemon
The Noodles And Condiments
3.5ozdried spaghetti(100 gr)
some bean sprouts
some red chillies, thinly sliced
some green chillies, thinly sliced
some fried shallots
some spring onion, chopped
4hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut into halves
some tofu, fried and cut into pieces
Blend all the base ingredients into a fine paste, except for curry powder and water. You can blend them all together or separately. Add few tablespoon of water to help with the blending process.
Add the blended mixture into a bowl together with curry powder and water. Stir and mix everything together. Set aside
Blend taucu separately with a few tablespoon of water, into a fine paste. Set aside.
Boil sweet potato with a bit of salt. Drain of water and blend into a puree with ¼ cup water. Set aside.
Boil spaghetti according to packet's instructions with extra 4 minutes cooking time. Drain of water and drizzle a bit of olive oil. Toss everything around and set aside.
Slice both red and green chillies and set aside. Cut some limes into wedges. Slice boiled eggs in halves. Chop some spring onion. Fried the whole tofu block until golden brown and then cut it into small pieces. Set everything aside as condiments later when serving.
Heat a deep pan or a pot with some oil on medium heat. Add in previously prepared base mixture. Cook for 10 minutes until it becomes thick and shiny. Stir now and then to prevent it from getting burnt.
Then add in beef slices. Stir everything together to coat the meat well with the mixture. Add in beef stock and stir everything well. Bring it to a gentle boil and cover the pan with a lid. Cook for 30 minutes or until the meat is tender.
Add in sweet potato puree, previously blended taucu and peanuts together with sugar. Adjust the sugar to your liking but the soup needs to be a bit sweet. Stir everything together and lastly add in lemon juice. Give it one last stir and cook for a final 2-3 minutes so that all the wonderful flavours are well combined. Serve immediately.
In a plate of a bowl, add in spaghetti. Then laddle in some soup together with some pieces of the tender meat. Now add in the fried tofu, boiled egg, spring onion, red and green chillies, fried shallots and some fresh bean sprouts. Enjoy!
You can make your own beef stock by boiling ½ kg of beef bones (ask your butcher for this) with some water and use it in the recipe when it calls for beef stock.
Or you can use the amount of water mentioned in the recipe and 2 beef bouillon granules to make it easier.
I didn't use any salt in this recipe as the saltiness of dried shrimps, taucu and beef stock is already enough. Adjust the salt to your taste.
The soup for Mee Rebus needs to be a bit sweet. If your sweet potato is already very sweet, you can omit the sugar. Else adjust the sugar to your liking.
Also adjust the spiciness to your liking. Or totally omit the dried chillies if you prefer.