In 2011 CNN International viewers voted Beef Rendang the Top among “The World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods”
A culinary presentation unique to the Minangkabau ethnic group of West Sumatera, Rendang is a spicy Indonesian beef dish originally prepared for special festive occasions. Today, however, its popularity has spread across the country and can easily be found in any Padang Restaurant all throughout Indonesia.
Rendang has also become a favorite dish in neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore, Brunei, the Southern Philippines, Southern Thailand, and even as far as Australia, Europe and the United States.
Although some consider Rendang to be a curry, and others a stew, real, authentic Rendang is nothing like either of the above. If you have not yet had the pleasure, the complex flavours of Rendang could only be described as a tender, savoury, dry beef stew, layered in the rich spices of lemongrass and ginger, with a burst of chilli and immersed in creamy coconut milk.Ultimately though, you’ll have to taste it for yourself.http://indonesia.travel/en/destination/467/padang/article/193/rendang-voted-the-world-s-most-delicious-food