Rendang Nenek

This very delicious dish was served on Chinese New Year’s Eve. It can be made easily when the following ingredients are available and tastes better when served the next day:

1 – 2 kg lamb, beef, pork, chicken, cubed about 5 x 3 cm

2 small segments of a star anis, pounded

2 medium size onions, blend with

5 cloves garlic

1 bay leaf

1 lemon grass bulb, crushed with the back of a knife or the pestle


2 level Tsp (tablespoon) Nenek’s Rendang,


Moderately heat 2 Tsp peanut or sunflower oil


onion and garlic in it


Nenek’s Rendang

Stir in meat


1.5 cup water

Add star anise, bay leaf and lemon grass

bring to boil

and at once lower heat and allow to simmer

until the sauce is thick

Add salt to taste

Remove star anise, bay leaf and lemon grass before serving.