Gulai Daging Rebung

In English, this Malay traditional dish is known as Braised Beef Stew with Bamboo Shoot & Spicy Coconut Milk. Famous in North Malaysia, Gulai Daging Rebung is often eaten with white rice or roti paratha. If you have been hit with a craving for something hearty, this is your go-to dish.

Gulai Daging Rebung

  • Preparation: 10 persons

Main Ingredients

  • 1kg Beef chunks
  • 200g Bamboo Shoots (sliced and boiled)
  • 30g Ground Coconut Flakes
  • 30mL Beef Oil
  • 300mL Cooking Oil
  • 1L Coconut Milk
  • 1 pinch Sugar Melaka
  • 20g Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients for sautéed spices

  • 1 pod Cinnamon Stick 
  • 10g Star Anise 
  • 10g Clove 
  • 10g Cardamom 
  • 10g Ground Black Pepper

Ingredients for spice paste

  • 100g Meat Curry Spice
  • 100g Chillies Powder
  • 100g Sweet Cumin Powder
  • 100g Coriander Powder
  • 100g White Cumin Powder


  1. Place meat inside pressure cooker and fill with water until the meat is covered. Cooking time depends on the cooker, but the estimated time is 1.5 to 2 hours.
  2. Heat cooking oil and beef oil in a pot. Stir in blended curry leaves and sautéed spices until the oil turns golden.
  3. Mix spice paste with a little water and pour into the pot. Stir for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add beef chunks. Then add bamboo shoots and coconut milk. Bring to a boil.
  5. Gradually add coconut milk and stir until the broth is slightly thick. Add sugar and salt to taste.