Braised Oxtail Noodles
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Total time
Serves: Serves 4
  • 3 pounds oxtails and/or bone-in beef shank
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup mirin, shaoxing wine, or dry sherry
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 pound fresh ramen noodles
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  1. Rinse the oxtails or beef shank and pat dry. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat and brown them on all sides. Then add the garlic, mirin, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, bay leaves, sugar, and water.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 3 hours, until the meat is falling off the bone and the sauce has thickened. As it's simmering, stir occasionally and add additional water if necessary to avoid sticking.
  3. Cook the noodles according to package directions and toss in the sauce along with the oxtails. Garnish with scallions.
Recipe by The Woks of Life at