As a good food lover, I always have this urge to explore food ranging from small booths, cafes to (sometimes) fancy restaurants. Back to my college-time memories, one of the unforgettable cafes was d’Risol. It was a place in Bandung where my love for oxtail soup grew.
It was a homey cafe because it was indeed a well-designed house converted into a cafe. Not only they provided fine food with reasonable price, but also a clean and comfortable musholla for praying.
It’s not without reason they named the cafe d’Risol. The featured menu was various kinds of homemade-risoles with the taste we would never find at other places.
In addition to that, since having risoles only wouldn’t make me full, I dared myself to order their Oxtail Soup. I fell in love straight at the first sip 😋
It was good. I mean REALLY GOOD.
In terms of food, I am kind of picky. Not the kind of person who can eat any animal-sources-proteins with bad ‘meaty’ or ‘fishy’ smell.
Well, lucky me! 😉 I couldn’t smell any bad ‘meaty’ or ‘beefy’ smell on either the oxtail or the broth. The oxtail was slowly cooked so I didn’t need extra effort to chew it and it has given the broth a rich yet light flavour. The soup was always served hot and they only used fresh vegetables. They even provided generous amount of fried shallots and slices of bird’s-eye chilli and lime as the condiment. A complete meal!
Yumm yumm! 😋
Unfortunately, after years of oxtail soup ‘addiction’, the cafe was closed several years ago. I don’t know why because as far as I know, it was one of the coolest places to eat and hang-out. No more warm-hearty super delicious Oxtail Soup 😞
Having said that, recalling my early years living in Penang, going back home to Bandung every Eid al-Fitr means a grandma’s made warm-hearty Oxtail Soup. She was at her 80s but still love to cook for her beloved grandchildren 😁
After a while, when there were no d’Risol and no Grandma, the craving remained. Living abroad has forced me to (do) cook things I could have never imagined. With a bunch of help from Google, a heritage recipe from Grandma, and a little love, turned out I can make my own homemade Oxtail Soup. The warm and hearty one 😉
Will gladly share with you the recipe on the next post! [Resep] Homemade Oxtail Soup 😊😊😊
P.S. If you’re interested, check out other recipes I’ve shared on this blog: My cooking 😊
This post is written as a submission for the 10th week EF challenge: “What is your most favourite Indonesian food?” The oxtail soup is one of mine, care to share yours? 😉 Let’s join the challenge through the official site: englishfriday.wordpress.com 😊