Based on the top 10, CNNGo’s Readers List (September 2011)
Sumatra’s rendang as the number one food in the world.
Reader Kamal F Chaniago showed great foresight when he wrote, "Rendang is the best." The clear winner of a loyal following, this dish beef can now legitimately claim "most delicious food in the world".
Beef is slowly cooked in coconut milk and a blend of lemongrass, galangal, garlic, turmeric, ginger and chilli, then left to stew for a few hours to create this dish of tender, tasty beef goodness.
20 pieces of shallots
10 pieces of garlic
150 gram red chili pepper
50 gram ginger
10 pieces of clove leaves
60 gr kunyit
300 gr candle nut
5 helai salam
8 cups of thick coconut milk
8 cups of thin coconut milk.
Cut beef into several-bite sized pieces, and boil until half done.
Skin shallots, garlic, and mix with chili.
Brown this spice mix for a few minutes.
Boil beef and this spice mix in the thin coconut milk.
Put in daun.
Boil until dry.
Add thick coconut milk, boil until coconut milk dries while mixing it occassionally.