The Padang culinary treasure has taken a new life in city’s eateries. Let’s delve into the meaning of the food!
The beef, as the main ingredients of rendang, symbolizes the concept of Niniak Mamak in Padang culture, which refers to the matriarch leadership of the clan.
Karambia or coconut refers to the intellectual community on the society, or Cadiak Pandai.
Lado is the chilies – it symbolizes the firm teaching of religion, which makes the culture of the society.
Pemasak is the other condiments of the dish – they are a reference to the whole Minangkabau society.