Flavors of Malaysia: Beef Rendang for Eid

Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:00pm to 6:30pm
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Zoom Meeting Online PDT
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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6 slots available


This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.

In Malaysia at Eid al-Fitr, we open our houses and welcome guests to celebrate the end of Ramadan. This celebration is also known as Hari Raya, meaning "Day of Celebration," and this year it falls on May 13. An iconic dish of this festival is beef rendang. Because it requires constant stirring to slowly cook the rendang over low heat, it's a very special dish to suit this special occasion. Linda will show you a clever and approachable way to get the mouthwatering, fork-tender beef rendang.



Roti Jala—Lacy Crepe Pancake

Beef Rendang—Beef Braised in Coconut, Chili, Asian Aromatics and Warm Spices

Asparagus Kerabu—Shaved Asparagus with a Spicy Dried Shrimp Dressing


Equipment and Ingredient List for the class found here; check before buying a ticket.

This menu contains the following common allergens: Fish, Shellfish, Egg, Tree Nuts, Wheat. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail info@18reasons.org before purchasing a ticket.


If you’re new to 18 Reasons Online, please read this guide: How to Take an Online Class at 18 Reasons. Five calendar days before class, 18 Reasons may decide to cancel this class if not enough tickets are sold. We will notify registrants by email about cancellations.


Linda Tay Esposito is a teaching chef whose food represents a tribute and commitment to the authenticity of the cuisines of the Pacific Rim. For the last 15 years, Linda has shared her passion and knowledge of East & South East Asian cuisines through Bay Area cooking schools - Cavallo Point, Sur La Table, Parties That Cook and Whole Foods Market. Linda’s teaching philosophy is to make these cuisines approachable to the home cook, while respecting the cuisine’s heritage and authenticity in taste. Besides 18 Reasons, Linda also shares her Nyonya food passion with Milk Street Kitchen and leads a community culinary program on Asian vegetables for Radical Family Farms.

An all-around food professional, Linda’s consulting work centers around helping food businesses flourish through the intersectional lens of food, sustainability and equity. Her past experience includes growing Hodo Foods from an artisanal producer to nationwide distribution, and building inclusive food places. Most recently she led the development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace – using food as a creative approach to economic development by offering affordable, healthy food options and safe spaces while providing accessible business opportunities for low income, immigrant, women food entrepreneurs. Linda is a member of the Good Food Foundation advisory board and serves on their Equity Task Force. Linda lives in San Francisco. In her free time, she plants Asian herbs at the community garden at Fort Mason. Follow her on Instagram @flavor_explosions

Photo by Linda Tay Esposito