This is a traditional meat dish eaten on special occasions like holidays and large gatherings. Enjoy with rice and side dishes (banchan).


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 25 mins
30 mins
2 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Soak beef short ribs in a large bowl of cold water to remove residual blood, about 30 minutes.

  • Place short ribs, onion, ginger, and 2 cloves garlic in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, skimming any foam that floats to the top, 20 to 30 minutes. Measure out 2 cups of broth and reserve. Drain short ribs and rinse under cold water; discard onion, ginger, and garlic. Cool until easily handled.

  • Make slits in each short rib to remove or cut away excess fat.

  • Return short ribs to the pot. Add reserved broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, 4 minced garlic cloves, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Simmer over low heat until flavors combine, about 45 minutes. Add potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, chestnuts, and dates. Continue simmering until potatoes are tender and sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir corn syrup into the sauce. Simmer until sauce has a slightly syrupy consistency, about 5 minutes more. Garnish with green onion slices and serve.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute rice wine (mirin) for the rice vinegar if desired. Substitute enoki or shiitake mushrooms for the Japanese beech mushrooms if desired.

Replace corn syrup with honey if preferred.

Steps 1 and 3 are optional.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of broth and aromatics. The actual amount of broth and aromatics consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

547 calories; protein 18.7g 37% DV; carbohydrates 50.2g 16% DV; fat 31g 48% DV; cholesterol 62mg 21% DV; sodium 841.4mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition


2 Ratings
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