27 May 2020

By Aufa Mardhiah


What’s the most awaited highlight for all Malaysian? Yes, food! Raya food! Surely you’ve fulfilled almost all of your Raya food hunt, right? A little about Beef Rendang, it was recognized as World’s No. 1 food by CNN Travel on 2017/2018.

In the spirit of Eid, let us learn how to make our no. 1 favourite Raya dish; Rendang. You have nothing to do during this ‘quaranti-in-raya’ anyways right, so chop chop! Off to kitchen. Therefore, it gives me great honor to inform you today that we will be making Beef Rendang. Here to explain to us is our very own Chef Arif Kadir of Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism (FOHAT).

Source: Chef Arif



Beef meat                                    500 g

Fresh coconut milk                     1 lt

Kerisik                                           110 g

Cumin powder                             1 tbsp

Fennel seed powder                   1 tbsp

Salt                                                To taste

Sugar                                             To taste


Source: butterkicap


To Blend

Blended chili                                4 tbsp

Red onion                                     2 nos

Shallot                                           6 nos

Garlic                                             4 clove

Ginger                                            3 cm

Lemongrass                                   4 stalk

Galangal                                         2 cm



  1. Mix the ingredient to blend into a fine paste.
  2. Add in the meat, coconut milk and the paste into a pot and let it simmer under low heat.

Source: Gourmet Traveller

  1. Add in kerisik, cumin powder and fennel seed powder. Continue to simmer until it thickens.
  2. Add in salt and sugar to taste. Continue to cook until become almost dry.

Source: Omnivore’s Cookbook

  1. Let it cool and ready to serve.


Source: Omnivore’s Cookbook

So there you go, our very own Beef Rendang. It’s not that hard to make it, right? You can eat it with ‘ketupat’, packed rice, ‘lemang’ or even your usual rice. Surely this simple recipe will be enough to fulfill your Rendang cravings. Bon appetite!