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Oxtail Dishes???

wannabechef Jun 11, 2007 10:31 PM

I am looking for restaurants that use Oxtail. Fantastic ingredient. Also I do want to know who you think has the best dish using it?

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    rotie77 Oct 25, 2007 06:00 PM

    Betty Jean's soul food place on 54th just off Euclid has a great oxtail dish. Simply prepared, wonderfully rich and gelatinous. I love this casual spot, like eating at a neighbor's house...a neighbor who knows how to cook great soul food. They also have the best fried chicken I've had in SD, and excellent fried catfish.

    1. soulshine Oct 21, 2007 01:55 PM

      Caribbean Taste at 6171 Imperial Avenue in Encanto has great Jamaican style stewed oxtails. They come in a delicious brown gravy with butter beans, served with beans and rice, mixed veggies and plantains that are perfectly cooked. My sister and I are thrilled to have found some good oxtails in SD. In fact, we just got home from having lunch there.

      Kirk, if you liked the Oxtails from Island Spice, I recommend you try Carribean Taste. I found them to pack a little more flavor than the ones at Island Spice, and you can ask for them spicier if you so desire.

      They also have a small area in the back of the restaurant where you can pick up Jamaican and Caribbean style pantry items.

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        KirkK Jun 12, 2007 04:11 PM

        Right off the top of my head, I enjoy the Oxtails from Island Spice Jamaican Restaurant. It is a bit high on the "gelatin scale", which is why I probably enjoy it so much.

        Island Spice Jamaican Restaurant
        2820 Market St
        San Diego, CA 92102

        Being from Hawaii, I make my own Oxtail soup at home most of the time........


        1. deckape Jun 12, 2007 02:33 PM

          In San Diego...China Max makes a lovely Ox Tail Stew. The Ralphs at Balboa and Genesee typically carries it in their meat section if you care to have a go at it yourself.

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