Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Braised Ox Tongue

This might creep some of you out. The only tongue you like is probably in a french kiss? ;) But I love it since I was young. I was referring to the braised ox tongue...well I learnt about the french kiss a lot later HAHA (too much information alert! too much information alert!).

I love the tender, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth texture of the ox tongue and I love it cooked in many different ways, it could be charcoal grilled just with salt and pepper, or braised with lots of spices. But I love them thick (at least 1 cm thick), for me, the paper thin ones just missed the whole point. Since I have a lot of time on my hand recovering, I could do this braised ox tongue.

- 1 ox tongue (or pig)
- ginger, shallot, garlic (crushed)
- chinese five spice powder, salt, pepper, rock sugar
- kecap manis, soy sauce, oyster sauce

Throw garlic, shallot, and ginger into boiling water (the water should just be enough to cover the tongue), followed by the tongue, add salt, pepper, rock sugar, chinese five spice, cook until the tongue is done, pierce the tongue with fork for more absorbing action, add kecap manis, soy sauce, oyster sauce, cook on low heat for about 1.5-2 hours (when am I gonna get a pressure cooker????) or until the tongue is tender, and the sauce is caramelised. Cut thick pieces and serve. This can be eaten hot or just room temperature as snack/side dish.

Call me a pervert (again), but I think I love this more than a french kiss?


Peter M said...

The ingredient sounds gross but you've transformed it into something very appetizing.

Take this one step ox tongue then french kiss someone!

Unknown said...

hi peter, hahaha tat'd be one tasty combo, eh?

Retno Prihadana said...

waw asyiiik ketemu lidah disini, dah lamaaa nggak makan ini. Btw, chinese 5 spices isinya apa aja Rit.

Anonymous said...

i've never eaten lidah again once i moved to the US. but i miss the taste :) too bad my family won't eat it so it's no fun eating it alone.

A.G said...

ilate medeni gedi ngono tapi rasa ditanggng enak yo Rit huehehe...

Unknown said...

hi mba retno, ini isinya chinese five spice bisa di cek disini: Kalo deket chinatown beli sebotol kecil aza :)

hi liz...ah yeah, it is no fun eating alone...but i cud almost finished the whole thing (maluu) hehehe...eating while watching tv is not good

yin...lho kok medheni harang hehehe...sing medheni iku aku mbrakoti ilate wahahaa

daphne said...

oh that looks moist and delicious!

Anonymous said...

WOW... this looks absolutely beautiful. Just over the past year I've been getting super into tongue (when I can find it)... readers, if you've never had it, you MUST try it. I just ate it thinly sliced with a touch of salt and a squeeze of lemon. HEAVENLY. I'm so glad you commented on our blog, Rita - i thought I'd lost your blog URL. I've gotta bookmark to come back again and again.

amy @

Anonymous said...

lidahhh yaa....huhuhu ga pernah makan lidah..:D, rasanya kayak apa rit ?

Unknown said...

hi daph...yeah tat's wat i love abt tongue hihi

hi amy, wow u re addicted eh? i love the thick n juicy ones hehe...on my plate

wah elsye belon pernah coba yo? uenak buanget pisan pisan...coba kalo ke chinatown/japanese restaurant atau balik indo yah...yg tebel2 biasa di restoran jepang di bbq pake garam and merica doang...dah enakkkk bangettttt

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Maybe try French kissing someone with the ox tongue? Hahaha! That's gross.