Smoked Beef Short Rib With Bao And Slaw

Beef short rib and stamed bun
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cook time: 6hrs

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Difficulty: Moderate 

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Prep time: 1hr

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Serves: 4 people


Steam Buns

  • 500g Plain flour
  • 300ml Warm milk
  • 10g Dry yeast
  • 15g Sugar
  • 10g Salt
  • 20ml Oil

Beef Ribs

  • 4 Beef short ribs (approx 250-400g each)
  • 1tsp Fish sauce
  • 1tbs Sriracha
  • 2tbs Palm sugar
  • 1tsp Dry ginger
  • 1/4tsp Ground clove
  • 1/4tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp Garlic powder


  • 1 1/2cup Purple cabbage shaved 
  • 1/4cup  Carrot shreded
  • 1/4cup Spring onion finely sliced 
  • 1 Green capsicum finley sliced
  • 1 Long red chilli finely sliced
  • 40g Ginger finely sliced
  • 10 Leaves thai basil chopped 
  • 5 Leaves mint
  • 5 Sprigs coriander stalks and leaves
  • 2tsp Rice wine vinegar
  • Splash sesame oil
  • 2 Limes zest and juice


Steam Buns

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a kitchen mixer or a large bowl and mix until smooth and elastic
  2. Allow proving covered and lightly oiled until doubled in size
  3. Cut into approximately 60g balls and roll until firm
  4. Allow to prove again until the dough beings to sponge back (approximately 15-20min)
  5. Prepare a steamer basket
  6. Place dough balls into steamer on top of baking paper and steam for 8-10 minutes each
  7. Wrap and place aside prior to serving
Steamed buns

Beef Ribs

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and massage well into the beef ribs
  2. Prepare smoker to 110°C to130°C and place ribs in for 4 hours to smoker
  3. Wrap the ribs and allow to smoke for an additional 1.5-2hrs
  4. Ribs will be done when the meat reaches 95°C and begin to part or split when poked but not shred
  5. Allow resting for at least 30min
Smoking chicken galantine


  1. Finely slice all the ingredients and mix well 
  2. Serve alongside the ribs and steamded buns
Beef rib platter

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