What is the difference between Panang and Rendang?

The difference between panang and rendang

is that “panang” is a thick red Thai curry made with peanuts and spices and “rendang” is an Indonesian dish of beef slowly cooked in coconut milk.

panang

rendang

Noun

  • A thick red Thai curry made with peanuts and spices.

Noun

  • An Indonesian dish of beef (or sometimes other meat) slowly cooked in coconut milk.

Examples

  • Look for gado-gado and lothek, a pair of vegetable salads with crunchy highlights, awash in sauce that’s hand-ground for each customer; combro, a deep-fried, chili-spiked croquette of grated cassava; satay plates of skewered beef and chicken, accompanied by peanut sauce and blocks of sticky rice; the long-simmered stew called beef rendang; chicken or beef noodle soup; and cendol, iced coconut milk laden with green rice noodles and tiny cubes of colored jelly, and laced with palm sugar.