Originating from West Sumatra, the well-loved rendang has travelled far and wide across Asia and is now enjoyed with different key ingredients like seafood, chicken and vegetables. What gives rendang its distinctly rich flavors is the long cooking process (which often involves cooking till the sauce is on the dry side and the meat is caramelized), and the blend of coconut milk with spices like chilies, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir leaves, turmeric and other locally sourced produce.
Traditionally served during special occasions like weddings and Hari Raya, it’s simply too hard to keep such a delicious dish to just celebrations. Today, you can find yummy rendang in both street stalls and restaurants alike for lunch and dinner. Make it yourself and whip it up at home with our different recipes below to satisfy that rendang craving!