Malaysian Mild Beef Rendang (Daging Masak Kerutub)

November 15, 2015
Terengganu Daging Kerutub / Terengganu Mild Beef rendang: a signature dish from Terengganu, a state located in the east coast of Malaysia

About a month before I was due to fly into Kuala Lumpur, I let it slip to my SAS alma mater social network group about my pending trip.
The wheel started spinning, and plans were made for our much-awaited meet-up.

Mild Beef Rendang

I was excited to see my schoolmates again. We parted ways after finishing Form 5, some we met along the way but most just vanished undetected as well a few have left us forever.
Technology is an amazing man-made creation... without it, I think I’d be wondering about each one of them.


Time flew by so quickly.
33 years on.

We've come a long way from wide-eyed, naive, giggly 17-year-old girls to grown-up mature, wiser, and definitely, we’ve grown a bit rounder on the edges ;P (me included ;P). Most have become mothers to grown-up kids, one or two are proud grandmamas.
but once we were all together... time momentarily stood still.

We 'kind of' forget that we are half a century old ;P. It sure feels like we were back in those long school corridors, stealing precious moments and creating a ruckus, before teachers would scornfully and screamingly tell us off  :D

It was a heartfelt moment, we hugged, we cried a little, we chatted, we laughed, we reminisced, great get-together,  re-kindling our friendship that was lost in the midst of our busy life schedule. 

I am overwhelmed and touched that some came from far, took the trouble to make it to our meet-ups. Thank you my dear friends for making our Re-unions a great one. My big HUGE Thank you to our hostess with the mostess, Ros.

Mild Beef Rendang

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No meet-up will be complete without food ;P
The tables were laden with so much food that I was in a state of frenzy, unable to decide which one to start with :D
Everything looked good and delicious, food at our gathering was many times better than having hi-tea at any given hotel. Kudos to everyone... *2 thumbs up* :D

Lina, my former classmate, sat next to me during our last 2 years of schooling. She could doze off at any given chance and opportunity she got. She is now a teacher herself (and I bet she would know which students were sleeping with their eyes wide open ;P) and had diligently compiled recipes that we shared via social network, and handed them out to each one of us. Thank you.

The first recipe in the booklet happened to be this Daging (beef) kerutub, originating from Terengganu by renowned Malaysian celebrity chef ~ Chef Wan.

Terengganu is a state located on the east coast of Malaysia. It is known for its white sandy beaches and beautiful resort islands with activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, watching turtles laying eggs, beautiful batik prints, and many more. I hope that I am able to visit one of its beautiful islands ... one day :D

My review: It tasted like ... 'a tone down the heat' version of rendang. So if you are not into spicy and chili heat, then this is superb to tantalize your palate, perhaps increase the heat progressively :D

Daging Kerutub