Was in the supermarket when I spied some fresh ox tongue, so I decided to cook up an old favorite of mine.
First you have to boil the tongue whole for about 10 min to so that the membrane around it toughens up enough to be sliced off.
Next caramelize some rock sugar, toss in a cinnamon stick, some star anise, cloves and garlic and continue to cook till it's really fragrant.
Next add the prepared ox tongue and fry for another few minutes, turning it once or twice.A Then add some good quality dark sauce and two trays of ice cubes into the pot and let simmer for an hour or so, adding some firm tofu in the last 10 min or simmering.
Serve with rice and blachan.