West Sumatra Lunch

Rendang

Rendang

Rendang is the most authentic dish of the Minangkabau people. Rendang is a beef carry wich is rich in spices. Along with the main meat ingredient, rendang uses coconut milk and a paste of mixed ground spices, including ginger, galangal, tumeric leaves,  lemongrass, garlic, shallots, chillis and other spices. This spice mixture is called ”pemasak” in Minangkabau.

The best classic Rendang in “Simpang Raya” restaurant, Bukittinggi.

Soto Padang

Soto Padang

Soup Soto or Soto Padang is prepared on the basis of spicy beef broth. Pieces of specially prepared crispy meat, noodles, specially prepared baked potatoes are placed in the broth. Soto is served with rice. To enhance the taste, you can add chilli, soy sauce and  lime.

The best Soto Padang in “Pak Sep” Restaurant, Pandai Sikek.

Ayam goreng samba lado

Ayam Goreng Samba Lado

Fried Chicken in chilli.

Rendang Ayam

Rendang Ayam or Chicken Rendang has a similar recipe to classic Rendang. Along with the main meat ingredient, rendang uses coconut milk and a paste of mixed ground spices, including ginger, galangal, tumeric leaves,  lemongrass, garlic, shallots, chillis and other spices.

The best Ayam Rendang in “Eny” restaurant, Koto Tuo, not far from Bukittinggi.

Ayam Pop

Ayam Pop

Ayam Pop or Pop Chicken recipe is a special menu from Padang and Bukittinggi which is soft and tasty. Usually it is sold in Padang restaurants and is one of the mainstay dishes for its customers. In contrast to other traditional chicken recipes, this pop chicken has a somewhat pale appearance. White color without any chicken skin is sometimes made who have never tasted a bit reluctant. But if you have tasted, of course you will be addicted to the delicacy of boiled chicken meat with special pop chicken seasoning and coconut water. Especially if boiled together with sambalado petai which is spicy and delicious.

The best Ayam Pop in “Fameli Benteng” restaurant, Bukittinggi.

Samba Lado Hijau

Samba Lado Hijau with small salty fish

Samba Lado is translated as a red or green chilli. Samba Lado Hijau is Green Chilli with small salty fish, jengkol and aubergine.

Gulai Kapalo Ikan

Kepala Ikan Karang

Head of coral fish in coconut curry.

Deng Deng Bakuah

Deng Deng Bakuah or Beef Jerky is original, full of traditional touches because it uses traditional ingredients and the process is also traditional. Deng Deng Bakuah is a Minangkabau culinary heritage. Deng Deng Bakuah uses coconut milk, tomato, soya sauce, ginger, galangal, garlic, orange leaves, bay leaves, coriander, shallots, chilli and other spices.

Ayam Bumbu

Ayam Bumbu

Ayam Bumbu or Fried Chicken in coconut flakes is cooking with orange leaves, bay leaves, lemongrass, galangal, lime juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric, candlenuts.

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