Mrs Russell Wong’s Beef Rendang (Recipe)
I have always wanted to cook Rendang. But until now, I never had a good reason to try it nor a good recipe either. We invited some friends over for National Day dinner at our home and naturally I wanted to impress. To do that, I intended to cook a variety of foods to show off my skills. A little bit of Indian cuisine, a little bit of Indonesian and the evening’s menu would be somewhat complete. The only problem now is I have never cooked Rendang before. So this is going to be a little challenging.
Anyway, I already know Mdm Nair’s Fish Curry, so that alone would rock the socks off my friends, that I am very confident. The problem now is to find a recipe for Beef Rendang that would also do the same. A quick look on Google, and I found what would become one of my frequent-cooked recipes. Mrs Russell Wong’s Beef Rendang recipe. The pictures simply ooze flavour and desire. I knew then, deep in my heart, that this recipe would be a keeper. It will definitely make my recipe book.
So I found the recipe on this guy’s food blog, his name is Marc don’t know what, don’t know what. The name’s not really that important as the recipe. Personally I think he puts in a lot of effort into his blog posts, so the only decent thing to do is to acknowledge it and put a link to his site. That would only be the fair thing to do.
So instead of blaring out all the gory details, here’s the link to his site, and you can go discover the story yourselves. Apparently he got the recipe from the wife of Russell Wong (famous Singaporean photographer) and how his wife swears by the recipe. Okay, maybe she didn’t swear, but she might have?
I take it that you have already tried the recipe and cooked that awesome Beef Rendang. If you saw my ugly photo above, you would probably see something like that as well if you cooked it. The recipe so totally rocks. Delicious, flavourful and not too sweet or salty. Just perfect. I got all my ingredients from NTUC Finest (Bishan) and I must also say, they have everything you would need to make a fabulous Beef Rendang.
I cooked it under 3 hours. You can also.