Chinese Braised Oxtails. lbs oxtails, cut into inch thick pieces. tablespoon oil. half inch thick slices of fresh ginger. cloves garlic. pieces of star anise. cloves. bay leaves. cup Chinese cooking wine Shaoxing wine .Braised Oxtails Chinese Home Cooking. lbs oxtail, cut into inch thick pieces. tablespoon oil. half inch thick slices of fresh ginger. cloves garlic. cup Chinese cooking wine Shaoxing wine tablespoons dark soy sauce. tablespoons light soy sauce. pieces of star anise..Ingre.nts. to inch thick oxtail pieces about pounds , fat trimmed. cups low salt chicken broth. large onion, halved, thinly sliced. cup soy sauce. large garlic cloves, peeled. whole star anise* inch thick rounds fresh ginger. tablespoons dark brown sugar..Chinese cooking makes frequent use of under appreciated fattier cuts such as pork belly, pork shoulder, and oxtails. In this recipe, licorice flavored star anise .