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3.85 from 13 votes

Sake Soy Braised Short Ribs

If you are looking for a catering company that gives you all the flavors of Hawaii with a great upscale flare, you have to check out chef Jason Takemura of Bamboo Catering.
His resume is impressive having worked with Chef Chai, and the Hukilau Honolulu for years. When Chef Jason is not cooking you can find him rolling on the mat teaching jujitsu. He is very talented and his menu shows his diversity.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Keyword: Sake Soy, Short Ribs, Jason Takemura, Bamboo Catering, Hawaii, Chef Chai, Boneless Short Ribs, Apple Juice, Aloha Shoyu
Author: Jason Takemura


  • 2 pounds boneless short ribs
  • 1 1/2 cups Apple Juice
  • 1 cup Aloha Shoyu
  • 1 cup Sake
  • 1 cup Mirin
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 quartered Onion
  • 1 quartered Carrot
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 Bay Leaf


  • Season and brown ribs.
  • Remove from pan.
  • Add vegetables, brown and remove from pan.
  • Add sake and mirin.
  • Bring to a simmer to cook off alcohol.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to simmer.
  • Add short ribs back to pan, cover with vegetables.
  • Cover pan with foil and braise in oven at 325 for 2.5 hours.