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Coffee-flavoured short ribs

The unique flavour of coffee brings out a bittersweet after-taste in food, so here we have a chef from the Royal Park Hotel explaining how to infuse fresh short ribs with a hint of coffee for a layered taste in The Loving Home Kitchen. Christmas is around the corner, so maybe you can surprise your family with a delicious meal of hotel cuisine.

Coffee marinated short ribs (serves two)

Ingredients (serves two)

Short ribs 2kg
Bacon (chopped) 63g
Onion (chopped) 500g
Shallot (chopped) 125g
Garlic (chopped) six cloves
Jalapeno peppers four small
Strong coffee 250ml
Chicken broth 250ml
Tomato paste 63g
Dijon mustard 10g
Apple cider vinegar 10g
Japanese-style soy sauce 5g
Olive oil 20g


Strong brewed coffee 750ml
Kosher salt 125g
Brown sugar 60ml
Maple syrup 63ml
Fresh rosemary (chopped) 10g
Ketchup 10g
Ice Several cubes
Water 1,000ml


  1. Thaw short ribs (if necessary) and dry with kitchen towel.

  2. Combine marinade ingredients and soak short ribs for at least half an hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 160 °C.

  4. Season ribs with salt and pepper to taste then roast for 15 minutes or until the surface browns.

  5. Fry onions, shallots, garlic and bacon in olive oil over medium heat for around three minutes.

  6. Add tomato paste, mustard and soy sauce then heat at medium for four minutes.

  7. Add jalapenos and coffee then heat until the coffee begins to boil. Add chicken broth and heat for another minute.

  8. Add vinegar and heat for 15 seconds.

  9. Pour sauce over ribs and roast for two hours until soft. It’s now ready to serve.


Coffee marinated short ribs

City Art Restaurant
Address: 2nd Floor, Royal Park Hotel, 8 Pak Hok Ting Street, Sha Tin (Sha Tin MTR station Exit A)
Reservations: (852) 2694 3968

Coffee marinated short ribs
Royal Park Hotel Sous Chef Roy Ho