Rendang originates from the Sumatran region which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia. One of the earliest written records of rendang is from the early 16th century (Hikayat Amir Hamzah). The making of rendang spreads from Minangkabau region to Mandailing, Riau, Jambi, across the strait to Malacca and Negeri Sembilan, resulting in a variety of rendang traditions.
One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests. Rendang is traditionally prepared by the Minangkabau community during festive occasions such as traditional ceremonies, wedding feasts and Hari Raya (Eid al-Fitr). Read More
Indonesia is the home of satay (known as sate in Indonesian and pronounced similar to the English “satay”), and satay is a widely renowned dish in almost all regions of Indonesia; it is considered the national dish and one of Indonesia’s best dishes. Satays, in particular, are a staple in Indonesian cuisine, served everywhere from street carts to fine dining establishments, as well as in homes and at public gatherings. As a result, many variations have been developed throughout the Indonesian Archipelago.
In Indonesia there are some restaurants that specialized on serving various kinds of satay and present it as their specialty, such as Sate Ponorogo Restaurant, Sate Blora Restaurant, and also chains of Sate Khas Senayan restaurants, previously known as Satay House Senayan. In Bandung, the West Java Governor’s office is popularly called Gedung Sate (Indonesian: Satay building) to refer the satay-like pinnacle on its roof. Indonesia has the richest variations of satay in the world. The satay variants in Indonesia usually named after the region its originated, the meats, parts or ingredients its uses, also might named after the process or method of cooking. Read More