10 Mouthwatering and Must Try Legendary Foods in West Sumatra

the legendary foods

Who doesn’t know the special dishes from the Land of Minangkabau, West Sumatra, especially the worldwide Rendang dish? Yes, the foods from this province are very famous not only in their own country but also abroad.

Padang itself is one of the areas in West Sumatra which is also famous for food made from meat and coconut milk. As for taste, the Minangkabau people prefer spicy flavors, so most of their dishes are spicy in taste.

The following are the 10 Mouthwatering and Must Try Legendary Foods in West Sumatra.

1. Gajeboh


Apart from Rendang, in the capital city of West Sumatra, Padang, there is also another preparation called curry gajeboh or also called brisket.

The main ingredient for making it is beef in the hump, so usually there will be a lot of lard (fat).

But that’s why there will be 3 flavors if you enjoy it, namely the usual savory taste because there is more meat than fat.

In addition to the savory taste, thanks to the gravy, there will be a spicy taste that arises. Even thanks to the combination of gravy with lots of fat, many say that gajeboh is the most delicious food.

However, it is not recommended for people with high cholesterol, because food prices start from Rp. 23,500 plus this rice, can make the neck feel heavy.

2. Asem Padeh Meat

asam pedas meat
From the name alone, it can be seen that tamarind spicy beef is made with meat as a base, especially beef. Even though now many restaurants are trying to make spicy tamarind from fish or chicken meat, so it’s not just beef.

To make this food, you only need to mix fine spices in the form of shallots and garlic with the meat, and even add red chilies, ginger, Kandis acid, and crushed tomatoes.

After letting it sit for 30 minutes, the mixture can be fried until it turns brown.

After it’s cooked, it’s ready to be served with rice. If you want to buy it, just come to a restaurant in the Minang realm because quite a lot of sell it.

3. Beef Rendang

beef rendang

As a typical food from West Sumatra which was included in the World’s 50 Most Delicious Food from CNN in 2011, the taste of rendang deserves to be on this list.

This food made using beef even uses abundant spices to create one portion.

Call it various ground spices, namely chili, garlic, galangal, shallots, turmeric, and lemongrass. Not to mention the addition of coconut milk as a mixture when rendang is cooked which makes it even more spiced.

Initially, one pot can contain a lot of water, but after cooking for about four hours, the water will run out and the marinade will seep into the meat. That’s what makes rendang taste so delicious, as well as when consumed with rice.

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