As promised, here is the recipe and instructions for making beef tendon! You will be surprised at how easy it is to cook. Actually, the most challenging part will be finding the ingredients if you don’t have a local Asian store! Try to stick to the authentic ingredients as much as possible because it really makes a difference in the taste. (ie: The soy sauce you find in your Chinese take-out place is not real soy sauce, so don’t use it!)
Follow the pictures below to make your tendon. Basically you just throw everything in a big pot and let it simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours, or until tendon is tender and the water boils down.
- This is the tendon. Look for it in the frozen section of your Asian grocery store.
This is the spice pack you will need to season the broth.
Put the tendon in a large pot and cover with water.Add the spice pack to the pot.Now add salt, one clove of garlic, and a piece of fresh ginger.
Now add a few pieces of this rock sugar.
Add about 2-3 Tbsp of dark soy sauce. You can always add more later to your taste.
Cover and let it simmer for a few hours, and this is what you'll get!
There are endless possibilities of ways to eat beef tendon, but today we ate it in a soup with green veggies, bean sprouts, a boiled egg, and udon noodles. Yum!!