Rendang Curry Starter captures the essence of the mildy spicy and dry Indonesian and Malaysian rendang-style curry. This fragrant combination of coconut, warm spices, and savory aromatics creates an irresistible authentic flavor.

The rendang curry style originated from the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra in Indonesia. They first prepared the dish with meat from water buffalo, an important domesticated animal in Minangkabau culture. Because water buffalo meat is tough, it required long cooking times. In fact, the word “rendang” derives from the word “merendang,” meaning slow cooking. Traditionally, the meat was cooked very slowly until all liquids were fully absorbed. Afterwards, the meat was fried until blackened, which helped preserve meat in Indonesia’s tropical climate before being refrigerated. Rendang curry has great cultural significance for both Indonesians and Malaysians, and it’s often served during special occasions such as weddings.

Curious Spoon’s Rendang Curry Starter is crafted to recreate the flavors of the slow-roasted rendang dishes found across Indonesia and Malaysia. Simply coat beef, lamb, or goat with this sauce starter, add water, and simmer until the meat is tender and packed with flavor!


Spices, Turmeric, Onion, Salt, Garlic, Lemongrass, Lime leaves, Tamarind (tamarind, modified corn starch).


Combine 1 cup water with contents of packet and bring to a simmer.

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