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Genuine mee rebus utilizing an nearly 60-year-old household recipe

It looks as if my journey to uncover the very best mee rebus on the town begins anew with my lunch at Yunos N Household, which is situated at 724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. Like nearly all famend Malay stalls, Yunos N Household has been round, since 1965 to be precise, and sure this explicit 12 months was additionally the 12 months Singapore gained independence. 

Enjoyable reality: Actor and TV character, Gurmit Singh wasn’t even a 12 months outdated when Yunos N Household was round.

Yunos N Family - Exterior Shot

Yunos N Household was began by the late Haji Yunos Ahmad as a push cart stall at Hastings Highway promoting, you guessed it, mee rebus. His legacy is saved alive by his son, grandson, and a handful of kin. Blood is certainly thicker than mee rebus gravy.

Haji Yunos was of Javanese origins which meant that his recipes are inclined to lean on the sweeter facet and in addition require a prep time as early as 6am!

What I attempted at Yunos N Household

Yunos N Family - Exterior Shot

Although Yunos N Household could inform an analogous story of a selected delicacies’s heritage, it doesn’t fall into the identical trope of getting a restricted menu that hasn’t been touched for many years. Yunos N Household presents in all probability probably the most in depth mee rebus and mee soto choices on the island.

For starters, the mee rebus alone presents over 9 variations. A few of them embody Mee Rebus Tarik (Satay) (S$6.90), Mee Rebus Drumstick (S$6) and Mee Rebus Babat (Tripe) (S$5.50). 

Equally stellar have been the alternatives accessible for mee soto, with choices akin to Mee Soto Dinosaur (S$5.50) which was served with all bony elements of the rooster, such because the neck and rib cage. Considered one of its highlights aside from its noodle choices is the basic Indonesian dish, Gado – Gado (S$4.50).

I haven’t even scratched the floor of the menu, because it additionally has freshly grilled satays with flavours like Mutton, Beef, Rooster and Tripe all costing S$0.80 per stick (min 10 sticks). Rounding off the menu are a number of soup dishes akin to Soup Ayam (S$4.50) and Soup Ekor (oxtail) (S$6).

Yunos N Family - Mee Rebus Ribs & Satay

I went forward with Mee Rebus Ribs (S$7) and an order of Satay (S$8) with each Rooster and Mutton.

Yunos N Family - Mee Rebus Ribs

There’s not a lot to fault when it comes to presentation. The Mee Rebus Ribs regarded very very like your typical mee rebus. The wealthy brown sauce is topped with chopped inexperienced chilli, fried shallots, small slices of fried tofu and a boiled egg, submerged in gravy. Equally, the ribs shared the identical destiny because the egg.

Yunos N Family - Ribs

You possibly can’t blame me for going straight for the ribs, which required some digging via the yellow noodles and viscous gravy. And it was price it! The ribs have been actually cooked rather well and have been bone-sliding tender. It wasn’t actually seasoned, with most of its flavours coming from the gravy. 

What got here via was the gameness of the meat, which I felt was excellent (although my tolerance for gameness is kind of excessive). You additionally get round 4 items of ribs which was honest for the extra S$3 in comparison with the fundamental Mee Rebus.

Yunos N Family - Mee Rebus Gravy

Onto the principle star of the present, the gravy. I assumed it tasted extra refined than your common mee rebus. There weren’t any outstanding candy or spicy flavours that you just normally get. Even the signature nuttiness was subdued, although it didn’t stifle any enjoyment when paired with the chewy yellow noodles.

Having mentioned that, the gravy was nonetheless as condensed as ever, which made me surprise if the watered-down style was intentional. 

Yunos N Family - Mee Rebus Ribs

Sadly, the perimeters appear to have taken a step again from contributing to the flavours. The beansprouts have been intermixed with the noodles and didn’t have the crunch that I used to be looking for. Equally, I felt that the fried tofu was sliced too thinly, which made them mix with the gravy, eliminating any chance of one other chewy texture.

At the least the chopped chilli supplied some type of warmth and the boiled egg tasted because it ought to. I did benefit from the addition of fried shallots (which wasn’t the norm) because it added a modest quantity of savoury flavour.

Yunos N Family - Satay

Lastly, it was on to the Satay. I realised that my Satay order took longer than my Mee Rebus, which was comprehensible as they have been grilled to order on a mini-satay griller. There was the choice of including Ketupat (rice cake) for S$0.50 however after the carbs and gravy I had earlier, I opted to not.

Yunos N Family - Chicken Satay

I actually loved the Rooster Satay because it jogged my memory of the one I had at Satay Sumang at Canberra. It had simply the correct quantity of chew while not being dry. Subtlety is perhaps the theme of my lunch, because the flavours solely hinted at cumin with some sweetness to it. I do admire the charred style that was obvious.

Yunos N Family - Mutton Satay

Sadly, the Mutton Satay didn’t fare as nicely, because it was chewier and drier. It additionally was alarmingly candy (possibly this was primarily based on a Javanese recipe?) and was undoubtedly the weaker hyperlink. I discovered the satay sauce to be watered down as nicely, with no robust peanut flavours. 

It in all probability wasn’t such a foul factor because the Mee Rebus was already wealthy as it’s. In reality, I don’t assume I’d advocate ordering each dishes, particularly when consuming alone. Yunos N Household is perhaps missing in robust flavours however its richness was nonetheless there.

Last ideas

Yunos N Family - Mee Rebus Ribs & Satay

Regardless of my feedback, I didn’t assume I had a foul lunch. I really loved it regardless of the obvious lack of flavours. Although wanting again, I believe it was simply me who anticipated profound flavours because the row of individuals queuing in entrance of Yunos N Household didn’t cease even after I completed my meal. They in all probability knew higher than me.

This can be a particular must-try, particularly for all mee rebus fanatics. Could your street lead you to heat mee rebus!

Anticipated harm: S$7 – S$15 pax

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Worth: $

Our Ranking: 4 / 5

Yunos N Household

724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Meals Centre, #01-01, Singapore 560724


Our Ranking 4/5

Yunos N Household

724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Meals Centre, #01-01, Singapore 560724

Working Hours: 11am — 7pm (Mon to Sat), Closed on Solar



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