Herkunftsort: Padang - West Sumatra Provinz
Quelle: Indonesian Recipes Collection Book
Gulai Gajebo is hot-chilli dish from Padang, West Sumatra Province.
Eventhough the name Gulai in Indonesia refers to Curry-based dishes, but this dish is far away from being like a curry.
In my opinion it is similar to Sambal Goreng from Java, only the Sumatra's version is of course a little bit spicy!!. In his homeland the Minangkabau people
use curly large chillies which is more spicy than the normal ones.
Originally, this dish is made with brisket which have a lot of fat on them. Attention: No go for "high-risk hypertension patients" !!!!! For this reason, this dish is not always available at each Padang restaurant throughout Indonesia. But in its native land, this dish come up even with 3 categories : brisket with few fat, lot of fat and last : no meat but only fat!!
For you who doesn't like fat maybe you'll get stomachache already just by imagining it but you may believe..The Minangkabau people call it as "Food from Heaven" ha ha ;-) I myself prefer beef shank, for me it still has fat on it but not too much. Of course you can prepare this dish with any kind of beef to suit your needs & taste! Whatever you choice, the coconut milk sauce which cooked slowly for such a long time makes this dish tastes soooo delicious ;-). A perfect combination between spicy & a little bit sourness which makes you forget your high colesterol!! ;-) If preferred you can add more bird-eye chillies on the recipe, of course on your own risk!! ;-)