I would always order Beef Rendang when I saw it on a menu because I love it but have never been able to cook it. I've experimented with a few recipes and have now come up with a beauty that combines the best of a couple of others. The secret ingredient that "makes it" is the tamarind (I think). I use a cheap cut of casserole beef, cook the recipe initially on the stove top and then put it in a slow cooker and cook the bejeezuz out of it until the meat is falling apart. Some prefer to use larger chunks of meat than the usual 1 inch cubes and this is fine also. Also, no need for a blender/food processor with this recipe (but you might need a good old mortar and pestle to grind some of the spices, if they're not already ground).