Mee Rebus...Pronounced Correctly This Time
Here's a bowl of mee rebus from a random hawker center here in Singapore. There wasn't necessarily anything outrageous about this - it was just a basic bowl of Malay noodles doused in a gravy and garnished with a few things like bean sprouts and a hard boiled egg, as seen in the picture.
The more amusing story is how I ignorantly tried to pronounce this when I first came to Singapore a number of years ago. I told the lady that I wanted "mee rebus," with the second word pronounced as if I were boarding the bus again (re-bus). She was completely puzzled as to what I wanted until she realized that I actually meant "mee reh-BOOZ." Now I know better.