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Sup Buntut

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hours 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Indonesian


Sup Buntut is a traditional Indonesian oxtail soup dish that is rich and flavourful. Savour the tender meat and warm spices in every comforting spoonful!



Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 kg oxtails
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 litres water
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 pcs cinnamon sticks
  • 1 pc star anise
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 pcs small red chillies, chopped
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • chopped spring onions, to garnish
  • chopped coriander, to garnish


  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the oxtail pieces and boil for 5-10 minutes to remove any impurities. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, sauté the garlic and onion until fragrant. Add the lemongrass, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, nutmeg, and chillies then stir for a few minutes.
  3. Add the oxtail back into the pot and pour in enough water to cover the oxtail. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 hours until the oxtail is tender.
  4. Add the diced potatoes and carrots, then continue to simmer until the vegetables are cooked through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve garnished with spring onion and coriander.