Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Alamak...Best-nya Beef Rendang
The food posts will stop soon, I promise, this sudden wave of gastronomic inspiration was just waiting to burst forth after months of being suppressed due to my AI addiction. I'm sure I'll wind down very soon, as I do with all my passions.
After 3 years, I finally made beef rendang again. I love beef rendang so much but it's such a pain to cook. I tried using those ready-made rendang pastes and they taste terrible. Curry pastes are fine, but I haven't found any passable rendang ones yet. Any recommendations?
It took me 5+ hours just to cook this, and this doesn't include preparation time. Rendang has to be simmered slowly till the coconut milk almost dries up or it won't be yummy. Brian had two plates of rice with this. The last time I cooked this was in Frankfurt and he hadn't learnt to eat it yet. He's now a pro in eating spicy food, just like mummy :) but he hasn't conquered cili padi yet though. Eddie's not back yet so will get his review later. Okay, he's back and having dinner now, thumbs up from him.
Recipe here. I omitted a number of ingredients cos I didn't them, but I think it still turned out all right.