Mee bandung

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Mee Bandung Muar
Mee Bandung Muar.
Alternative namesMee bandung
Place of originMalaysia
Region or stateJohor

Mee Bandung Muar, or simply mee bandung, is a traditional Malaysian cuisine which originated in Muar, Johor, Malaysia.[1][2][3]

The word bandung in its name is derived from the literal meaning of the word in the Malay language, which means "mixture", "combined", "coupled", "doubles" or "pairs",[4] as is illustrated in several Malay words like Sirap bandung (rose syrup beverage mixed with condensed milk) and Rumah berbandung (semi-detached or duplex house).[5] Meanwhile the district of Muar is commonly and widely known to be the origin place of Mee Bandung.[2][6][7][8]

Mee bandung is a cuisine that was originally cooked with yellow noodles coupled with egg in addition to a thick broth-gravy made of a combination of dried shrimps, onion, spices, shrimp paste and chilies.[9] Then the dish was upgraded by adding prawn, meat, fish cakes and vegetables.[3][10] Special variants were then created with the additional ingredient of giant freshwater prawn, lobster or even cattle's thighbone, which is fondly dubbed as Gear Box.[3][11]

It has since became a much-loved dish that is available throughout Malaysia including neighbouring Singapore,[12][13] although the original and authentic version served in Muar district is still considered the best.[2][14][15][16] It was even reported to be a favourite of the Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, former Singapore's President S R Nathan and international celebrity chef-cum-restaurateur Chef Wan.[17]

Mee bandung must not be mistaken as a dish linked to or originating from Bandung, Indonesia, because they are not related at all despite similarity in the names.[4][5][18]


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  1. ^ "Muar Mee Bandung". We Love Muar. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Mee Bandung Muar Abu Bakar Hanipah @ Wah San Kopitiam". - Malaysian Food & Travel Blog. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Azalea. "Mee Bandung Muar: A Homemade Recipe: How To Make Mee Bandung Muar: History of Mee Bandung Muar". LokaTaste. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Online Keyword Search: Bandung", Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu (in Malay), Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017, retrieved 6 April 2021
  5. ^ a b Di Malaysia : Bandung Mempunyai Arti Berbeda (in Indonesian), Jakarta Indonesia: Mahfudz Tejani: Memaparkan Apa Yang Patut Di Paparkan, 5 July 2014, retrieved 6 April 2021
  6. ^ Dania Zainuddin (17 October 2016). "'More Pages From My Past' papar kisah kehidupan membesar era 50an dan 60an". Astro Awani (in Malay). Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Terus Diwarisi". Mi Bandung Abu Bakar Hanipah Muar (in Malay). 27 September 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Mee Bandung". Mee Bandung Hjh Milah Muar (in Malay). Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Mee Bandung Muar Abu Bakar Hanipah @ Muar, Johor". 27 February 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  10. ^ Dato' Mohd Anim Hosnan (4 August 2011). "Mee Bandung Muar" (in Malay). Anim Agro Technology. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  11. ^ Nurul Hani. "5 Restoran Mi Bandung Asli dan Terbaik di Johor". Saji.My (in Malay). Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Pelancong/Makanan dan Hidangan/Mi bandung", Portal Rasmi Kerajaan Johor Darul Takzim, Johor, Malaysia: Kerajaan Negeri Johor, 5 March 2009, archived from the original on 2010-04-15, retrieved 5 April 2010
  13. ^ Mee Bandung Muar (Malaysian Bandung Noodles), What To Cook Today, retrieved 13 April 2021
  14. ^ Beh Heng Jian (4 November 2018). "Best Mee Bandung in PJ". Food Advisor. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Mee Bandung Muar". Denaihati (in Malay). : Catatan Kembara Dunia. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Resep dan Cara Membuat Mee Bandung (Malaysian Style) yang Enak dan Gurih".
  17. ^ Shaiffulazhar Misri (23 January 2013). "Memang Umph! Mee Bandung Muar" (in Malay). Harian Metro. Retrieved 15 November 2018 – via Berita Muar Dan Ledang.
  18. ^ Nurul Hidayati (2007-06-04), Mee Bandung di Kuala Lumpur (in Indonesian), Jakarta Indonesia: DetikNews, retrieved 2010-04-05

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