Copycat Alley Restaurant Oxtail Soup - Ang Sarap

Copycat Alley Restaurant Oxtail Soup - Ang Sarap

Back from my trip in Hawaii I saw this video Righteous Bites Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri and one of the dishes he featured was this Oxtail Soup from the Alley Restaurant in Aeia, Hawaii. His description was it was one of the best soups he ever tried and I totally agree with him, even though I haven’t tried it in the restaurant I made it at home and try to recreate it as much as I can base on the show.

It is a simple soup of boiled oxtails simmered in Asian spices, ginger, dried shiitake mushrooms and peanuts, definitely you won’t go wrong on this one it’s just the blend of spiced and preparation that makes this dish awesome. Oxtail alone gives a lot of flavour, the amount of collagen you can get on this cut is amazing, giving a nice thick texture and volume to the soup. The shiitake also plays a big part on the dish giving it an earthy mellow flavour combine that with spices that blend well with each other the result is this umami filled soup dish that is out of this world.

Ingredients

  • 1½ kg oxtails
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 slices large orange peel
  • 3 pcs star anise
  • 4 pcs ginger slices
  • 8 pcs dried shiitake mushroom
  • 6 pcs Chinese dried dates
  • ¼ cup raw peanuts
  • ¼ cup whiskey
  • 2 bunches baby bok choy, trimmed
  • salt
  • ⅓ cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp grated radish
  • sesame seed
  • chopped chillies
Read the whole recipe on Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious")