Oxtail Kare Kare, Buntot ng Baka. The other day I went to Marina Mall it is the second mall in Abu Dhabi, its several times more the size of Abu Dhabi Mall it is located in a reclaimed island at the end of the Abu Dhabi corniche road right beside the famous Emirates Palace Hotel. My purpose was to look around. Its summer time sale season may be I could find some bargain item. Marina Mall is where you could find also the second Carrefour Supermarket I did want to buy some grocery items as well. The meat, seafood and the vegetable section is huge you could find a lot of options, as long as you have the right budget of course. Well the price is not expensive also. I found this Oxtail Kare kare immediately come into my cravings. I bought 1/2 kilo Oxtail and 1/2 kilo Oxtripe and found all the ingredients I need at the vegetable section. With the availability of various food powder mixes cooking has become as easy as 123. On this recipe I used the Mama Sita Kare Kare mix.
1/2 k. oxtail, saw cut crosswise at 1 1/2” in thickness
1/2 k. oxtripe, cut 1”x2” rectangle
3 medium size eggplant, slice diagonally
1 small size banana bud, quartered and cut diagonaly
1 bundle sitaw, cut into 2″ long
1 heads garlic, minced
2 large size onion, chopped
1 bundle pechay
1 packet Mama Sita Kare Kare mix
ginisang bagoong alamang
In a sauce pan put oxtail, tripe and enough water to cover all meat, bring to a boil. Lower fire and let simmer for 1 to 2 hours or until tender. Remove all scum that rises to the surface. Separate the meat and stock, set aside. In same sauce pan, sauté garlic and onion. Add ox tail and tripe, stir cook for 3 to 5 minutes then pour in 4 to 6 cups of stock and simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes. Add kare kare mix diluted in 1 cup of stock and the banana bud and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes until sauce thickens, then add all the other vegetables. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetable is just cooked. Serve hot with ginisang bagoong alamang.