Tucked away in Haig Road Market & Food Centre is Afandi Hawa & Family Mee Rebus, a stall specialising in Malay cuisine.
We tried the dish that made Afandi Hawa & Family famous — the Mee Rebus ($3). My first impression was that the gravy was THICC. Its viscosity came from the sweet potato puree that they add to the gravy. Despite being thick, the gravy still tasted lighter than usual. I heard the gravy is made with shrimp, flower crab, and mutton. That is why I was so surprised that the taste could be so light. The gravy was mostly savoury, and just a tad sweet. This plate of mee rebus is a refreshing change to what I’m used to, but I do not mind it at all.
If you’re lucky, you may be able to get a few pieces of mutton in your gravy.
This was actually my first time having Gado-gado ($3)! It comprised cabbage, potatoes, tempeh, rice cakes, fish crackers(my favourite part) and a sweet and slightly spicy peanut sauce. The spicy peanut sauce tasted similar to satay peanut sauce. While I’m not usually a fan of tempeh, I think the sauce worked