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Updated on November 15, 2014

What is Rendang?

Rendang is a traditional foods from Minangkabau, Indonesia. Usually, rendang is made by meat (beef, chicken, lamb and etc) with a coconut milk and the main material is the some spice herbs.

Rendang is one of the most delicious foods in Indonesia. I usally eat rendang with a rice, and i can eat lots of it. maybe the looks of it is not that good but don't jusge the look of it, instead try to judge the taste, the flavour. it's unique. maybe if you haven't try rendang yet. you should try it. i'm sure you'll love it too.

Types of Rendang

Different type of meat, then different type of Rendang

Beef Rendang

Chicken Rendang

Lamb Rendang

Pork Rendang

Rendang Recipe

Rendang Recipe Ingredients:

- 500 grams of beef, cut into pieces

- 1000 ml thick Coconut milk

- 1000 ml liquid Coconut milk

- 2 stem lemon grass, chopped

- 5 pieces of kaffir Lime leaves

- 1 sheet of turmeric leaves, torn

- Acid kandis 2 pieces

Rendang Seasoning recipe:

- 250 grams of red pepper

- 4 cloves garlic

- 10 grains of red onion

- Ginger 1 cm

- 2 cm turmeric

- 4 cm galangale

- Salt

Rendang Recipe Ingredients: Lemon Grass

Rendang Recipe Ingredients: Kaffir Lime Leaves

Rendang Recipe Ingredients: Turmeric Leaves

Rendang Recipe Ingredients: Acid Kandis

Rendang Seasoning Recipe: Galangale

Note that You don't need to use beef if you don't want. you can try chicken, lamb or pork. and the other ingredients are the same.

Important Note

It's better to eat Rendang with tender meat, to make the meat easily tender. make sure you boil the meat first and chop it.

How to cook Rendang?

- Boil the liquid coconut milk, lemongrass, lime leaves, turmeric leaf, tamarind, and the seasoning ingredients (mix it with food processor) cooked until boiling

- Insert the meat, make sure you cut it into pieces

- cook again until the coconut milk is thick

- Insert the thick coconut milk

- cook until it almost dry

- stir it until it looks brown and greasy

- finally, serve it. ready to eat

How to cook Rendang?

this video will show you exactly how to cook rendang

My First Time Rendang Experiences

Here we're gonna discuss about one of the most famous foods from Indonesia which is Rendang. Most people in Indonesia prefer to eat rendang as their main menu cause it is one of the best. The taste is magnificent.

Maybe from the presentation or from the look of it. it looks creamy and maybe you might think that it's not delicious at all. yeah. i admit that. i remember the first time i tried rendang. when i was about 12 years old. When my mom cooked rendang, i didn't like it cause from the look of it. it was creamy and i used to hate the color. But the aroma, it was brilliant. So i was thinking, how bad it is to just take a bite of this rendang. and WOW.. It was amazing.

I'm glad i tried to eat rendang last time, cause it is one of my favorite foods now.

You will never know until you try

Learning another Countries' recipes is Fun! (Indonesia)

Each country has different type of food, and i think it would be awesome if we could try to taste every single food in every country. Food is one of the most important parts in our life.

Below are some Recipes of delicious foods from Indonesia. if you are interested to try to cook indonesia's food, it would be really great. Cause you never know until you try, right?

Have you ever try Rendang?

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What do you think about Rendang?

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    • poldepc lm profile image

      poldepc lm 

      6 years ago

      it sounds "yummy" :)

    • floppypoppygift1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I had Indonesian Rice Table in Amsterdam once. It was the best! Great recipe-thanks for sharing! Cheers~cb

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      6 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Somebody needs to come make some of this for me!!! It looks awesome.

    • NorDac LM profile image

      NorDac LM 

      6 years ago

      Not sure if I've tried Rendang or not. My Mother in law is from Indonesia and she had several coconut milk and meat dishes that we would eat at family gatherings. She may have just called it something else.

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      6 years ago

      Rendang is my favourite food.

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      6 years ago

      Rendang is my favourite food.

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      6 years ago

      Sounds delish! I love coconut milk in dishes.

    • MrMojo01 profile image


      6 years ago

      I had never heard of it before but it looks really good!

    • CCGAL profile image


      6 years ago

      This is a totally new dish to me. I would love to try to cook it sometime, but I have never seen some of the ingredients before. Sounds really delicious. I will try it if I ever see it on a menu in a restaurant here in the USA.

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      6 years ago

      This is the delicious foods that I really like. This is my first time heard about the pork rendang and I wonder how it taste likes.

    • Jeff168 profile image


      6 years ago

      Favourite foods

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      6 years ago

      I've never had Rendang, but after visiting you lens I now want to try it. I would like to try the lamb Rendang.

    • Expat Mamasita profile image

      Expat Mamasita 

      6 years ago from Thailand

      I lived in Penang for two years and Rendang was one of my favourite foods. :-)

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      6 years ago

      pork rendang? this is for real? we are the minangkabau people never eat pork.

      May be pork rendang just another receipt inspired by minangkabau rendang.


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