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Taiwanese Tender Short Ribs

You NEED to try these TENDER, juicy, flavourful short ribs this weekend that I promise will BLOW YOUR MIND. To celebrate Mother’s Day, my mom shares her famous FALL OFF THE BONE, Taiwanese Tender Short Ribs that are finger-licking good. The best part is that it is also SUPER EASY and made in only ONE-POT! Get yourself a big bowl of rice because you will want to drizzle the sauce all over a bowl of hot rice to take this meal to the next level!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Taiwanese
Keyword: Asian Food, Asian Recipes, Chinese Food, Easy, Easy Recipes, Instant Pot, One Pot Dinner, QUICK RECIPES, Taiwanese Food, Taiwanese Recipes
Yield: 4 People




  • Saute the short ribs for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Add in soy sauce, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, honey, five-spice powder, garlic, water, and green onion. Mix till all the short ribs are coated in the sauce.
  • Pressure cook for 25 minutes. Let it natural release if you like it extra tender.
  • After 25 minutes, remove the green onion and simmer for another 10 minutes either in the instant pot or on a stove to speed up the process until the sauce turns into a thick glaze. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion, enjoy!



If you are making it on a stove, add an extra 1.5 cup of water, cover, and let it cook on medium heat for 45 minutes or until tender. Keep an eye out to prevent it from burning. After 45 minutes, turn the heat to high and simmer for 1- minutes or until the sauce turns into a thick glaze.