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Lamb Shank Rendang


When I first made rendang in Canada, I felt overwhelmed by how much time I spent on stirring. No wonder when I was in Indonesia, I never made by myself. I just bought them at any Padang restaurants which are almost at every corner in the city.

In Indonesia, the Minangese (or better known as Padang people) is an ethnic group that is popular for being migrated to other islands/places and open up a business including those Padang restaurants.

I’m not going to share a recipe of lamb shank rendang here as I have posted Beef Rendang recipe before, so you can adapt that and substitute the meat for lamb shank. I also added mini potatoes in the rendang mixture. Once it’s done, I served the lamb shank rendang with mini potatoes and pacri nanas (spiced pineapple).

In Minangkabau region, West Sumatra (Padang) where this dish is originated, Rendang can be made for other various of protein source and vegetable such as water buffalo, duck, liver, chicken, potato, young jackfruit etc.

Did you see a small black thing in the picture? That is a gorakka, a garcinia family dried fruit and substitution for asam kandis. Asam kandis is added to give dark colour and tart flavour into rendang.

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23 thoughts on “Lamb Shank Rendang”

  1. I love lamb, but it's really hard to get here so I may try your beef version of this dish.I laughed when you mentioned how much trouble the dish seemed to be when you started making it yourself in Canada because my wife has found the same irritation with many of the Thai dishes that can be bought nearly anywhere on the street like lod chong, som tam and many noodle dishes.

  2. I love lamb, but it's really hard to get here so I may try your beef version of this dish.

    I laughed when you mentioned how much trouble the dish seemed to be when you started making it yourself in Canada because my wife has found the same irritation with many of the Thai dishes that can be bought nearly anywhere on the street like lod chong, som tam and many noodle dishes.

  3. I came across your blog several weeks ago when I was searching for Indonesian cuisine recipes. I tried some of your recipe and I have to tell you that they are delicious. I also tried the beef rending you mentioned and it was awesome. Thank you for everything.

  4. cursuri engleza

    I came across your blog several weeks ago when I was searching for Indonesian cuisine recipes. I tried some of your recipe and I have to tell you that they are delicious. I also tried the beef rending you mentioned and it was awesome. Thank you for everything.

  5. I LOVEEE lamb. This is such a wonderful way to break up from the usual western style and to bring back the taste of home!

  6. Ellie (Almost Bourda

    There is a Thai restaurant here that serves lamb shank massaman curry that I love. I figure it will work with all type of curry including rendang! Your dish looks delicious!

  7. I LOVEEE lamb. This is such a wonderful way to break up from the usual western style and to bring back the taste of home!

  8. Ellie (Almost Bourdain)

    There is a Thai restaurant here that serves lamb shank massaman curry that I love. I figure it will work with all type of curry including rendang! Your dish looks delicious!

  9. Christine@Christine's Recipes

    Lamb shank is one of my family's favourite cuts.
    Your version looks very intriguing.
    Happy New Year!

  10. Thank you for all the comments. Indeed lamb shank is perfect for rendang as well.Happy Chinese New Year to everybody who celebrates it.@cursuri engleza: thank you for letting me know and glad you like it.

  11. Thank you for all the comments. Indeed lamb shank is perfect for rendang as well.

    Happy Chinese New Year to everybody who celebrates it.

    @cursuri engleza: thank you for letting me know and glad you like it.

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