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Korean Oxtail Soup - Kkori Gomtang
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Korean Oxtail Soup - Kkori Gomtang

Oxtail that has been slow-simmered in a light and refreshing broth. Say hello to your new hangover soup. 
Course: Easy
Servings: 3 people


  • Oxtail meat - 1kg ~2 lbs
  • Cow trotter - ¼ kg ~½ lb
  • Water - 25 cups 6 liters

Stew Seasoning

  • Green onion - few stalks
  • Salt - few shakes
  • Black pepper - few shakes


Clean Meat & Pre-Boil

  • Wash the meat pieces under running water. Then fill a large mixing bowl with water. Let the meat pieces soak in the water for 30 minutes. 
  • After 30 minutes, drain the residual water. And rinse-off the meat again.
  • Then place each meat piece in a large pot. Fill the pot with just enough water to cover the meat pieces. Bring the pot up to a boil on a high heat.
  • Once it starts boiling, drain out the pot. And give the boiled meat pieces one final wash under running water. 
  • Place each cleaned, boiled meat piece back into the pot. Now fill the pot up with 25 cups of water. (If you're pot is small, reference notes.)
  • Then bring the pot back to boil on a high heat. Once it starts to boil, use a soup ladle and scrape off the residual scum on the surface. 
  • Then reduce your heat to LOW (Important!). Let it gently simmer for at least 5 hours. 
  • Note: Every 2 hours, open the lid and skim-off the residual oil.
  • After ~5 hours, you will end up with a rich and milky broth. And the meat will be pull-apart soft.

Seasoning Individual Soup - DONT FORGET TO DO THIS!

  • Dice green onion into small pieces.
  • Mix 1 Tablespoon of salt and 5-6 cracks of black pepper on a small plate.
  • Take out bowl. Scoop some broth in the bowl - alongside a few oxtail pieces. 
  • IMPORTANT: It's time to season your bowl. Grab a spoon and scoop-up a little bit of salt & pepper from the plate. Don't add too much at once - then taste and add more if needed.
  • Finish with by sprinkling the green onions over your bowl.
  • Optional, but highly recommended: Mix in few scoops of white rice into your bowl. Bon Appetit! 


  • If your pot is small, start with 4L of water. After 2-3 hours of boiling, add-in 2L of water. 
  • Make sure to season your bowl with salt & pepper before eating. 
  • Scoop in a few spoonful of cooked white rice into your stew - makes it very hearty!
  • See video below for more details