Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cooking Class with Chef Ann @ Tanjong Jara Resort + Recipe (Beef Rendang Terengganu)

For cooking enthusiasts, you can enrol yourself in a cooking class with Chef Ann, the resident chef at Tanjong Jara Resort and gain insight into the wonders of traditional Malay home-style cuisine. Chef Ann is well-versed with the cuisine and her jovial personality makes the cooking class a very enjoyable one.

The cooking class takes place at Di Atas Sungei restaurant daily (except Friday) at 1.30pm. During the cooking class, you will usually be taught 2 recipes, featuring authentic Malay cuisine. We learnt how to make a beef rendang (Terengganu style) as well as a spicy prawn dish with coconut milk and lemon grass.

Baby Sumo Family with Chef Ann

Beef Rendang
Recipe courtesy of Chef Ann of Tanjong Jara Resort

250ml coconut milk
1 turmeric leaf, torn and knotted
5 kaffir lime leaves
1 stalk lemongrass, bruised
1-2 pieces asam gelugur
10 red chillies. finely sliced
1kg beef, fat and sinew removed, cut into 3cm cubes

Spices (ground)
3 tbsp chopped galangal
1/2 tbsp chopped turmeric
1/2 tbsp chopped ginger
200g red chillies
4 shallots

1. Simmer coconut milk with turmeric leaf, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, asam gelugur, sliced chillies, and ground spices until the milk thickens and becomes oily. Reduce heat.

2. Add beef and cook until tender. (during our cooking class, we used high-quality tenderloin, so cooking time was approximately 10 minutes.)

3.  Stir ocassionally until the spices dry and turn brown.

Cost: RM215 per adult.

Location: Tanjong Jara Resort,Batu 8, off Jalan Dungun, 23000 Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Tel: 09-845 1100


GPS Coordinates: 4.811139, 103.423422

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  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Had I known the cooking class is available, I would have considered going for it when I stayed there last year.

  2. Never been to the east coast, Kelantan and Trengganu...but I sure love the food from there, their specialties - we can get some of those here. Sure would love to make a trip there someday.

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! The cooking class sounds fun! :D

  4. Hi, thanks for the recipe. What part of the beef is it? thanks.

    1. Helo there!

      During our cooking class, we used tenderloin - so cooking time was about 10 mins.

      Usually for rendang, you can use less expensive cuts such as shin or brisket, and will take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to cook. (Cook until tender).

      Hope this helps!


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