Gulai Malbi is a typical food of Palembang. Malbi itself is a term for a dish that resembles a stew, so many who said this dish is a beef stew. Malbi usually use an extra beef tenderloin and other spices such as Tamarind. Malbi is one of the few sweet flavored foods derived from Palembang area because people prefer spicy dishes.
Malbi usually served with rice, crackers and spicy pineapple sauce, pickles also gives spicy sour taste.
Malbi is an ordinary meal served during Eid celebrations or wedding.