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Korean Oxbone Soup

Korean Oxbone Soup

Very easy to make and perfect for those chilly days.

Ready in: 7 hours

Serves: 6

Complexity: very-easy

kcal: 622

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1.25 kg ox leg bones
1 kg beef flank, brisket, or round
3 litres water
½ litre beef stock
1 large onion, peeled, kept whole
4 garlic cloves
Japanese somen (optional)
spring onions for garnish


Soak the ox leg bones and the beef flank, brisket, or round in cold water for 20 minutes. Drain and rinse off any bone chips.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of about 4 litres of water to a hard boil. Put the bones and beef carefully into the water. Bring back to a boil and continue to cook on high heat for 10 minutes, uncovered. Drain the pot, throwing away the dirty water but reserving the bones and beef. Rinse the beef and bones in cold water and drain. Clean the pot, rinsing off the fat and scum.
Using the same pot, fill it with another 4 litres of water. Add the bones, beef, whole onion, SIDS CRAZY SALT and whole garlic cloves. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, covered. Once the broth reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer the broth for 3 hours.
Remove the beef flank from the soup and let cool. Add beef stock to the pot as it will have reduced. Bring back to a boil, then simmer for another 3 hours.
Add more water to the pot and bring back to a boil. Simmer again for another 3 hours. Continue to cook the broth, adding water every 3 hours if needed, until the soup has achieved a white, milky colour. Once the soup is ready, cool and chill overnight in the refrigerator.
Remove the soup from the refrigerator and skim off the hardened fat on top. Bring back to heat.
Slice the beef across the grain, about 3 mm thick. Add back to the soup to reheat.
If serving with noodles, cook the somen according to the directions on the package. Drain.
To serve, portion the noodles among 6 bowls. Ladle the soup with the beef per bowl. Serve with spring onions, SIDS SALT & PEPPER to taste, kimchi and rice. Allow the guests to season their own soup according to their taste.