Hawaiian Beef Sticks

Hawaiian Beef Sticks put the flavor of ono in these tender and delicious grilled beef kebabs with teriyaki sauce.
Hawaiian Beef Sticks

Hawaiian Beef Sticks

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Hawaiian Beef Sticks is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Sunday Funday. We post weekly on varying topics. This week our topic is Favorite Birthday Meals.

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Hawaiian Beef Sticks

Birthday meals around here will usually involve me making whatever my family member’s heart desires, or going out. In the case of myself, I usually do go out. I will often defer to whatever treat I wished someone would cook for me.

One case in  point is the restaurant Onolicious Hawaii here in Cincinnati, run by Elena and Vinnie. I love all their offerings of street food with the Hawaiian touch. But the special one for me is the Hawaiian Beef Sticks.

As I enthusiastically said in my review: “Arguably the best street food in Cincinnati. Get the beef sticks. You’ll dream of them. And the papaya salad is def legit. I am addicted to every bite!”

I am addicted. So whenever I am lunching around there, I drop by. Soon they will be moving to new digs downtown, and I may not get there as often. But at least I have figured a good way to make these, even if I do  have to grill them myself.

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Hawaiian Beef Sticks

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Hawaiian Beef Sticks

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Hawaiian Beef Sticks

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 6 hours
Course appetizers
Cuisine American, Hawaiian, Polynesian
Servings 8
Calories 113 kcal


  • 8 wooden skewers


Beef Sticks:

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef chuck boneless short ribs
  • 1 scallion chopped diagonally
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

Marinade and Baste:

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup shoyu or soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mirin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch


  • Slice beef about 1/8" thick into slices.
  • Whisk together marinade.
  • Marinate beef overnight. Worry about the scallion and sesame oil later.
  • Drain beef, reserving marinade.
  • Place beef on skewers.
  • Brush with sesame oil.
  • Oil grill grate and cook over hot coals until charred and cooked to your liking.
  • Slice scallion and sprinkle as a garnish.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Calories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 460mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Teriyaki Beef Kebabs
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3 responses

  1. Your beef sticks look divine, Sue! I can see why they are a favorite and I’m sure they just melt in your mouth after overnight marinating.

  2. OH my…..those sound amazing and I just happen to be in Hawaii where they have food turck courts. It is the coolest thing. I’m going to see if I can find these beef sticks.

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