Oxtail Soup ala Hotel Borobudur

Serves 4

I have been wanting to do this recipe for quite a while but kept being distracted by other things on my mind. Oxtail soup or sop buntut is one of Indonesia’s favorite menu. The most popular in the one from Hotel Borobudur, maybe if you have a chance to visit Indonesia you might want to drop over to taste their food. When oxtail was booming the name of this hotel, I was fortunate enough to stay so often with long periods in Hotel Borobudur. I recall everybody was mad about their oxtail, it’s there in the room service menu. Instead of people eating from the breakfast buffet, they will order the oxtail soup instead. In the cafeteria, people tend not to order cake and cafe but oxtail soup instead. The restaurant serving the oxtail soup for dinner will be packed with people. Thank God, they didn’t have a branch or otherwise the nations, eehh Jakarta will have oxtail security issues.

Years later, I would hold events or be invited to an event in Hotel Borobudur. The interesting part is that there will never be oxtail in the buffet set. But I can assure you, all the food are delicious. Their cakes and pastries makes me think of it through the night and the serving is great.

Ingredients:
500 gr Beef oxtail
1-1 1/2 lt water
6 cm ginger
3 garlic
1 medium onion
1 fresh nutmeg pod
fresh grated white pepper
1-2 tsp salt
a dash of sugar
1-2 spring onions
2 cup diced carrot
2 cup diced potatoes
1 cup fresh parsley
3 tbs fried shallots

How to prepare:
-Boil the oxtail and cut ginger for 2-3 hours with ordinary pan or 30 minutes with a presto pan
-crush the garlic with the side of your knife and add into the soup
-cut the onion into big pieces and add into the soup
-grate the nutmeg around 1/2-3/4 tsp and add into the soup
-grate fresh white pepper 1/2 tsp and add into the soup
-add salt and sugar to taste
-add the diced carrot and potatoes
-after 15-30 minutes and the fresh parsley and fried shallots

How to serve:
-Serve it hot with rice, fried crackers and sambel bajak

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