[Love Project for Bunda Inong] Buntut Bumbu Asem Asem – Sour Beef Oxtail Stew

Inong is one of Indonesian foodie bloggers who passed away on August 31, 2006 in Singapore. Even though I don’t know her personally, but I know about her blogs (food blogs and her daily blogs, her poems). People know her as a kind-hearted and adorable person, lovely mom for her children, Zidan and Syifa.

One of Indonesian women mailing list, We R Momies Indonesia has a love project to remembrance her contributions to Indonesian blogs by publishing a book about the recipes and poems from her blogs. The copyright of the book will be belong to her children.

We R Mommies mailing list required some volunteers to try her recipes and took a photo of the food that we have tried. I’m one of those volunteers and I picked her Buntut Bumbu Asem Asem’ recipe. Here, it is the pic and the recipe.


Category: Soups & Stews
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
500 grams beef oxtail
1 1/2 liter water
2 tbsp oil
10 bilimbis, cut into a half
2 tomatoes, wedged
10 bird’s eye chilies
1 lemongrass, bruised
salt and sugar to season

GROUND SPICES :
4 red chilies
6 shallots
3 cloves garlic

Directions:
1. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat, saute ground spices and lemon grass until fragrant.
2. Add oxtail, stir until lightly brown.
3. Add water, turn down to low-medium heat and cook until the meat tender.
4. Add bilimbi, tomato and bird’s eye chilies, simmer until all spices permeated. Remove from heat. Serve with steamed rice.

About the Author

An Indonesian born who lives in Winnipeg, Canada for more than a decade and decided to move a bit west. Edmonton is now where she is based on. Indonesia Eats is a memoir of her homeland.