Rendang is a dish using chicken, beef, mutton or even seafood slow cooked with dried/fresh chili, onion, ginger, galangal, fragrant leaves in coconut milk until the the liquid is dried up and the meat is tender. It is part of essential meal for festive occasions in South East Asian countries.
There are many variations to cook this dish. For spicy food lovers, this Rendang Padang uses bird's eye chili (chili padi) which can be varied according to your taste. The slow cook process allows the meat to absorb all the spices and becomes soft. This also requires frequent stirring so it does not stick to the bottom of the pan..