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Fragrant Chinese short rib

Debbie Hannibal
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1 hour
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 55-60 minutes | Servings: 8


If you prefer a less fatty dish add lean stewing beef/steak to the mix. Otherwise only use short rib.

  • 2kg beef short rib ( or 1.5 kg beef short rib and 500g beef stewing steak cubes)
  • ½ cup (125ml) Lee Kum Kee Oyster sauce
    ½ cup Kikkoman soy sauce
  • ½ cup Medium or dry sherry or Shoaxing wine
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan pepper
  • 4 star anise
  • A small pinch of cloves (about 8) or a ½ teaspoon clove spice
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Chinese 5 spice (whole spices can be replaced with 1 tablespoon of the spice)
  • 3 apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ginger or a small piece of ginger sliced
  • 1 cup of water (more if you are not using a pressure cooker)
  1. Place all the ingredients (no need to mix anything) in a pressure cooker, place on high heat and allow to start to steam/whistle.
  2. Turn down the heat and cook for 40 minutes


Serve with

Jasmine rice or Vegetable mash  and wilted bok choy