• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 8 people
  • Difficulty Hard

Recipe Description

Simple and unassuming, you’d never expect this dish to utilize chillies. Chilli lovers who are looking for an average degree of spiciness should give this recipe a go.

This recipe was first published in Flavours.


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This recipe is best with
Anchor Unsalted Butter

Recipe Ingredient

  • Ox tongue
  • 300ml water
  • 160g salt
  • 1 ox tongue
  • 100 ml beef stock (cold)
  • 60 ml lime juice
  • 60 ml ponzu
  • 10 ml beef stock
  • 50 ml garlic juice
  • 50 ml ginger juice
  • Aubergine crumble
  • 2 black aubergine
  • 1 L cream
  • 500ml soy sauce
  • 10 g sea salt
  • 433 g pastry flour
  • Charred red chilli
  • 10 red chillies
  • 150 ml cinnamon oil
  • Forbidden rice
  • 200 g black glutinous rice
  • 1.2 l water
  • 30 g butter
  • Beef broth
  • 100 ml beef stock
  • 2 red dates
  • 2 cloves garlic (smoked)
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 1 shitake mushroom
  • 1 slice orange peel
  • Topping
  • 16 shallots
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 bunch lime leaves
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 40 choy sum leaves (blanched)
  • 8 egg yolks


    To prepare ox tongue:
  1. Dissolve salt in the water to make brine then vacuum pack it with the tongue and marinade for 8 hours. Remove and vacuum pack with the beef stock. Place the bag in a 72°C water circulator and cook for 12 hours, then remove and slice it into thin strips.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients, sieve the mixture and coat the strips of tongue with the dressing.
  3. To make crumble:
  4. Grill the aubergine, blend to a paste then dehydrate it over low heat until it becomes a powder. Set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the cream, soy sauce and salt in a bowl and stir with a paddle for about 30 minutes until the liquid separates from the fat and forms a butter. Beat 300g of this butter with 94g of aubergine powder till fluffy, then add the flour and mix using your fingertips. Bake at 180°C for 16 minutes, then crumble the baked dough till it resembles soil.
  6. To make charred red chillies:
  7. Roast the chillies over an open flame till the skin begins to char. Once cooked through, remove from fire, deseed and deskin, leaving only the flesh. Pack into a container with the cinnamon oil. Best used after 2 days.
  8. To cook rice:
  9. Boil the rice with the water like a congee, then stir in the butter.
  10. To make beef broth:
  11. Boil all the ingredients together for 30 seconds, then remove from heat.
  12. To prepare topping:
  13. Under low heat, roast the shallots with the lime leaves in ½ a tablespoon of butter till cooked. Remove lime leaves. Coat the choy sum leaves with the remaining butter. Cook the eggs in a 62°C water circulator for 1 hour.
  14. To serve:
  15. Place rice, ox tongue, aubergine crumble and red chillies in a bowl, then top with the shallots, choy sum and egg. Serve the beef broth in a separate bowl.

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