Fusion Vietnamese Beef Short Ribs


Welcome to the fusion cuisine experience with this delicious Fusion Vietnamese Beef Short Ribs recipe by The Bald Chef! This dish combines the traditional flavors of Vietnamese cooking with the bold and luxurious taste of Chinese cuisine through the use of XO sauce. This recipe is not your typical Vietnamese beef short rib dish, but it’s a delicious twist that’s sure to impress. With its perfect balance of spicy and sweet flavors, this dish is perfect for anyone looking to expand their cooking knowledge and try something new. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this must-try recipe!


  • 1 1/2 pounds of beef short ribs
  • 1 stick of Saigon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 30 ounces of beef stock
  • 1/2 whole garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 4 hot peppers
  • 2 ounces of fresh ginger
  • 4 tablespoons of X0 soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Soak the beef short ribs for 15 minutes in a bowl of water to purify.
  2. Pat dry and brown both sides of the short ribs in a hot pan with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 1/2 of a garlic.
  3. Remove the short ribs and place them in a Pyrex baking pan.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the baking pan: Saigon cinnamon, tomato paste, beef stock, honey, hot peppers, ginger, X0 soy sauce.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and place in a preheated oven at 350°F.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes until fork-tender.

Fun facts about the recipe:

  1. X0 sauce is a fancy soy sauce that originated in Hong Kong.
  2. The dish features a balance of spicy and sweet flavors, making it a unique twist on traditional Vietnamese beef short ribs.
  3. Saigon cinnamon is a type of cinnamon that is more fragrant and has a sweeter taste than regular cinnamon.
  4. The beef short ribs are purified by soaking them in water before cooking to enhance their flavor.
  5. Ginger is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and is often used in traditional Asian cooking.


This Fusion Vietnamese Beef Short Ribs recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to add a new and delicious dish to their cooking repertoire. The Bald Chef has once again delivered a flavorful and unique dish that’s sure to impress. So, fire up the oven and get ready to enjoy a new twist on a classic dish. As always, Bon Appétit!

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