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Beef Rendang

One of Malaysia's better-known dishes is beef rendang, a slow-cooked dry curry deeply spiced with ginger and tumeric, kaffir lime and chilis. (You'll find chicken, vegetable, and seafood rendang as well.) In Malaysian fashion, it fuses sweet, sour, and savory elements, the curry picking up a creamy richness from two forms of coconut and an elusive tang from asam keping, slices of a sour sun-dried fruit.

Note: Asam keping can be found in dried form at some Asian grocery stores. Can be omitted, but if not using, add lime juice to taste.

Recipe courtesy of Rohani Jelani, owner and instructor at cooking school Bayan Indah Culinary Retreat.

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