Mee Bandung Muar
|Alternative names||Mee bandung|
|Place of origin||Malaysia|
|Region or state||Johor|
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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", 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). Meanwhile the district of Muar is commonly and widely known to be the origin place of Mee Bandung.
Mee bandung is a cuisine that originally cooked with yellow noodle coupled with egg in addition to a thick broth-gravy made of a combination of dried shrimps, onion, spices, shrimp paste and chilies. Then the dish upgraded by adding prawn, meat, fish cakes and vegetables. Special variants were created following times with the additional ingredient of giant freshwater prawn, lobster or even cattle's femoral thigh bone which is fondly dubbed as Gear Box.
It has since became a much loved dish that available throughout Malaysia including neighbouring Singapore, the original and authentic version served in Muar district is still considered the best. It was even reported a favourite of the Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, former Singapore's President S R Nathan and international celebrity chef cum restaurateur Chef Wan.
Mee bandung must not be confused and mistaken for being a dish linked to nor originated from Bandung, a place in Indonesia because both of them are not related at all despite similarity in the names.
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