A treasure from Singapore
Beef Rendang is my favorite dish! This mix, when I make it properly, makes the best Beef Rendang. To be fair, I use a can of real coconut milk instead of the powder, but the power I use to make coconut rice, so it’s not wasted.
Wow, I'm impressed!
One of my coworkers brought this beef rendang to a potluck at work last December. I was so blown away by how good it was that I asked her for the recipe. She laughed and said, "There is no recipe; I just bought a beef rendang kit on Amazon by Prima Taste." As soon as I got back to my desk I bought a kit of my own.
A fantastic base when bolstered with a few fresh ingredients & quality dried herbs and spices....
Having never tried rendang previous to purchasing this product, I cannot attest to its authenticity as to flavor etc. but according to research regarding herbs and spices required to prepare the dish (candlenut, lemongrass, galangal etc.), this product does comes close to the ones I read up on during my efforts. That said, I am a cook who tends to doctor up any and all canned and packaged products -- using them only as a base or foundation for the dish/recipe. To that end a variety of fresh and dried herbs and spices were added to this sauce, including curry leaf, fermented shrimp paste, turmeric, lemongrass, tamarind paste, dried galangal, fresh shallots. While it was still at the sauce-y stage, I sat down to try a bit of it with steamed rice: the results were superb, even if I do say so myself. The restaurant quality was beyond belief as compared to any homemade dish I had ever had up to that point; my own or anyone else's.
My all time favorite Rendang! (Please go back to original instructions)
My all time favorite Rendang!!! The Malaysian restaurant I use to frequent closed. Beef Randang was one of my favorites! This sauce packet has the exact same flavor. I put the beef in a slow cooker all day (with just beef broth to cover the meat) then prep the sauce according to the directions and then add the crock pot beef! FANTABULOUS!!!
This is so delicious. I have purchased it several times, and I always have extra boxes on hand. It is so easy to make. I make up two batches at a time, and divide the leftovers into servings that I freeze. Then later I just pop a frozen serving out into a ceramic bowl and throw it in the microwave. After a few minutes, I give it a stir and add some cooked rice and vegetables and cook a few minutes more. Then try not to gobble.