The Sticky Sweet Rib Dinner as Served at Tiki Iniki in Princeville, Hawaii, as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Season 30.
Recipe courtesy of Tiki Iniki

Sticky Sweet Ribs

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 7 hr 25 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 servings





  1. For the ribs: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place ribs, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, pepper and 1 quart water in a roasting pan, cover with foil and roast for 4 hours. Remove foil and pour off excess liquid, then chill thoroughly.
  3. For the sauce: Combine guava, soy sauce, honey, yuzu lime juice and salt and pepper in a saucepot and bring to a simmer on high heat. Combine cornstarch and enough water to make a slurry in a small bowl, then add to sauce while simmering. Cook at medium-high heat for 2 more minutes, then remove from heat.
  4. Preheat a grill for cooking at medium-high heat.
  5. Slice ribs into 2-rib portions, then grill 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove and place in saucepot with simmering sauce and simmer until hot, about 5 minutes.