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Is a spicy meat dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia, and is now commonly served across the country. One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests. Rendang is also served among the Malay community in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Southern Philippines. Rendang is traditionally prepared by the Minangkabau community during festive occasions such as traditional ceremonies, wedding feasts and Hari Raya (Eid al-Fitr). Culinary experts often describe Rendang as "west Sumatran caramelized beef curry". In 2011 an online poll of 35,000 people by CNN International chose Rendang as the number one dish of their "World's 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers' Pick)" list.