Tail to Tongue Eating

Oxtail (or more likely, beef tail) is kind of an exotic meat from the American standpoint, but in its intense flavor and slightly gelatinous texture, it’s a lot like short ribs. Around L.A., you can find versions from many cultures.

Oxtail at Versailles outshines the Cuban restaurant’s overhyped garlic chicken, says USCott.

Krua Thai has a delicious oxtail soup, says stevedoggiedogg.

Angelini Osteria offers sublime oxtail when the weather cools, says judge dee.

M&M Soul Food turns out great oxtails, says Windella, who notes that service at the Long Beach branch is better than at the others.

The Filipino dish kare-kare is a sort of stew with oxtail and vegetables in a thick peanut sauce. A tasty version can be found at Asian Noodles, says pleasurepalate.

Oxtail is featured on the menu of several Hong Kong-style restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley–Phoenix Inn makes a good dish, says kure.

Port Royal has good Jamaican-style oxtail, says budlit.

And Bruddah’s, the well-liked Hawaiian restaurant, has oxtail stew/soup.

On the other end of the steer, modernist says the sliced beef tongue at Izayoi is really nice–nicely browned and luscious. It comes in gravy, with some broccoli.

Koshiji has a likable beef tongue skewer, says Bon Vivant.

Korean BBQ places also do tongue–alexfood enjoyed it at Chosun Galbi.

Versailles Restaurant [South LA]
10319 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
310-558-3168
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Versailles Restaurant [Beaches]
1000 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach
310-937-6829
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Versailles Restaurant [Midtown]
1415 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles
310-289-0392
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Versailles Restaurant [East San Fernando Valley]
1000 Universal Center Dr. #v206, Universal City
818-505-0093
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Versailles Restaurant [West San Fernando Valley]
17410 Ventura Blvd., Encino
818-906-0756
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Krua Thai Restaurant [East San Fernando Valley]
13130 Sherman Way, at Ethel, North Hollywood
818-759-7998
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Angelini Osteria [Melrose District]
7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
323-297-0070
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M & M Soul Food [South Bay]
5400 Cherry Ave., Long Beach
562-422-8395
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M & M Soul Food [South LA]
5496 W. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles
310-215-8186
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M & M Soul Food [Pasadena-ish]
755 E. Washington Blvd., Lake, Pasadena
626-794-0059
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M & M Soul Food [South LA.]
3552 W. Martin Luther King Jr., Los Angeles
323-299-1302
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M & M Soul Food [South LA]
3300 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood
310-673-5031
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Asian Noodles [Chinatown]
643 N. Spring St., Los Angeles
213-617-1083
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Asian Noodles [East San Fernando Valley]
1428 E. Colorado St., Langley, Glendale
818-548-4277
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Phoenix Inn Chinese Cuisine [San Gabriel Valley]
208 E. Valley Blvd., Alhambra
626-299-1238
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Phoenix Inn Chinese Cuisine [Chinatown]
301 Ord St., Los Angeles
213-629-2812
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Port Royal Cafe [Beaches]
1412 Broadway, Santa Monica
310-458-4147
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Bruddah’s Hawaiian Foods [South Bay]
1033 W. Gardena Blvd., between Vermont & Normandie, Gardena
310-323-9112
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Izayoi [Little Tokyo]
132 South Central Ave., Los Angeles
213-613-9554
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Yakitori Koshiji [Little Tokyo]
123 Onizuka Street Suite #203, Los Angeles
213-626-4989
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Chosun Galbi Restaurant [Koreatown]
3330 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles
323-734-3330
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