What could be better than a Nourishing Oriental Oxtail Stew on a cold winters day.  Or perhaps when you’re feeling undernourished or recovering from an illness?  It’s the perfect anecdote to feeling down!

This is a quick and easy (electric) pressure cooker meal, but if you only have a slow cooker, that’s perfect too.  If you don’t have either, you can cook this in the oven on 180 deg C for a couple hours.  The meat should be tender and falling off the bone quite easily.

All of the ingredients should be easy to find.  If you can’t find an Asian pear or Asian Apple, you can use a regular firm pear or apple for this dish.  If you react to soy, you can use Tamari or Coconut Amino’s instead.  You can find Coconut Amino’s on iHerb.

Nourishing Oriental Oxtail Stew

You can buy the Oxtail for this Nourishing Oriental Oxtail Stew from the Meat Collective in Kallang or from Oh Deli on the East Coast in Singapore.

A great accompaniment to this meal is a Corn Bake or Mielie Bread.  You can also serve it with brown rice or Cauli-rice and some steamed greens.  This meal also freezes well and you can defrost it, reheat and add fresh vegetables before serving.

Nourishing Oriental Oxtail Stew
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

A very tasty dish, which is so easy when done in the electric pressure cooker!  

Course: Dinner
Servings: 6
  • 1 kg Oxtail
  • 1 medium Onion Chopped into large chunks
  • 2 medium Carrots Chopped into large chunks
  • 4 Mushrooms Quartered
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Rice Wine or white wine
  • 1 medium Asian Pear or Asian Apple Deseeded and quartered
  • 1 thumb sized piece Ginger Peeled and chopped
  • 4 tbsp Honey Raw
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  1. Brown the Oxtail in your pressure cooker, if it has the setting.  Otherwise brown in a pan on the stove top with a bit of olive oil and place oxtail in the bottom of your pressure cooker.

  2. Place all the liquid ingredients and the apple, garlic and ginger in a thermomix or blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour the liquid over the oxtail and top with the chopped onion, carrots and mushrooms.

  4. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and make sure it is secured and set your pressure cooker for 45 mins on high.