DA KITCHEN KOREAN BRAISED RIB TACOS
Da Kitchen’s first location was established in November of 1998 in Kihei, on the Island of Maui. In 2000 we ventured into opening our Kahului location, where we took the typical plate lunch, which is traditionally served in a take out container, to the next level and opened our first full service restaurant. The name Da Kitchen translates from Hawaiian slang/pidgin to “The Kitchen”.
Da Kitchen is well known for its creative diverse cuisine with an emphasis on traditional Hawaiian food. The menu incorporates both traditional classic Local and Hawaiian favorites, which is inspired by the different ethnic groups established in the islands of Hawaii. The owners founded the restaurant with no previous restaurant or culinary experience.
Da Kitchen was also acknowledged as Restaurant Award Winner of the prestigious Ilima Award, Hale Aina Award and Aipono Awards.
2 3in” Beef Short Ribs (Bone in)
Braised Rib Sauce
6 Corn Tortillas
2 oz. Bubu Arare
2 oz. Sriracha Aioli
Braised Rib Sauce:
¼ cup Soy Sauce
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Water
2 Garlic Cloves grated
1 teaspoons of Ginger grated
One whole Orange cut in half
1 oz. Sesame Oil
1 oz. Sweet Chili Sauce
1 cup mayo
1 oz. sriracha (add additional for increased heat)
Braised Rib Sauce:
In a gallon zip lock bag add soy sauce, sugar, water, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and sweet chili sauce. Mix well. Squeeze half of the orange into the bag and add remaining orange rinds.
Place ribs in sauce. Place bag in refrigerator and allow to marinate for a minimum of 24 hours. For best results, we recommend a marination period of 48 hours.
Heat skillet to high heat. Sear ribs for approx. 2 minutes of each side. Heat oven to 350. Place seared ribs in pan and cover hallway with braised rib sauce. Cook in oven for approx. 2 ½ hours. Shred meat and remove bones.
Mix mayonnaise and sriracha in mixing bowl. Add additional sriracha to increase heat. For easiest application place aioli in squeeze bottle.
Heat tortillas in skillet for 10-15 seconds. Place tortillas on plate. Layer ingredients on tortilla starting with coleslaw, followed by shredded meat, and top with namasu. Drizzle with sriracha aioli sauce and sprinkle with bubu for garnish. Fold tortilla and enjoy.
Serves 2: Makes 6 Tacos.