Any Suggestions for Authentic Beef Rendang?
- vincechan Feb 24, 2008 06:59 AM
I've been craving good Beef Rendang for quite a while now.. but can't find anything in the GTA thus far beyond poor yellow-curry drenched, non-flavourful, dried, tough beef versions.
I've probably tried 5, 6 different South-East Asian places already... Sadly, the only place that I've had with that Rendang taste I like is unexpectedly Susur, who likes incorporating the Rendang flavor in his dishes..
Here's an example of what I'd like.. spicy..flavorful.. red Beef Rendang:
(yes, I know the recipe's right there.. but too much work!
Have any ChowHounders come across any good places to satiate this craving?
P.S. Restoran Malaysia and Coconut Island are 2 places recently that I've tried to fill the craving.. they might be good for others, but sadly the Rendang is not to my liking.
Thanks for the recommendation.. I almost forgot about Mata Hari... and I work just 10-12 minute walk from it!!
I've been there once, tried the Cha Kway Teow.. agreed that it was authentic.. but didn't really wow me to warrant a high price lunch (which is about the only time I would go downtown) when so many lower price alternatives are there.
I just got back from a Rendang Beef lunch, and it's exactly what I wanted! Thanks! The dish is not on the lunch menu but you can ask for it directly. Still... at $20... it can only be an occasional indulgence for those times I'm really craving Rendang!