August 14, 2009
Oxtail Soup is a dish that makes a lot of my Korean friends' eyes light up when mentioned. They go craaaaazy over it -- and for good reason. The incredibly tender, fall-off-the-bones meat make it a satisfying meal. And the flavorful broth swirling with bits of soft daikon and crisp green onion really is simplicity in its best form.
We eat this with white rice, which when dunked in the brothy goodness, soaks up the flavors of the soup wonderfully. It's also delicious with a "refreshing" side of hot peppers dipped in a fiery red pepper paste, which contrasts the delicate soup perfectly. And of course, no (real) Korean meal is complete without the infamous kimchi :P
Unfortunately, I don't have a recipe to share for this post. AC usually cooks with his taste buds, and I completely forgot to document everything down when he was making this! Next time, however, I promise -- pen and paper will be in hand...