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Pork Spareribs (Chowking Style)


If you love Chinese food, oriental style or asian cuisine. This Pork Spare Ribs recipe is definitely a must try. This recipe is also similar to Chowking’s Spare Ribs bowl. So yummy!

Servings: 5



  • 1 kilo pork ribs
  • Salt
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 pcs spring onions, green parts finely sliced, garnish
  • water for boiling ribs
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + cold water (slurry)
  • For the sauce:
  •  4 tbsp sesame oil
  •  ¼ cup dark soy sauce
  •  ¼ cup honey/sugar
  •  6 tbsp teriyaki sauce (or 4 tbsp oyster sauce)
  •  1 teaspoon five-spice powder (ngohiong powder)
  •  2 limes, juice  (or calamansi)
  •  Pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)


  1. In a pot, fill it with ¾ water and boil pork ribs. Season with salt, pepper and dried herbs (bay leaf or oregano). Bring it to a boil and just let it simmer for 1 hour until tender.
  2. In a bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and mix it well. Set aside.
  3. After an hour, once the water of pork ribs is reduced to about 1 cup. (1 ½ cups if you want it a bit saucy). Add the marinade ingredients into the pot and mix it well. Bring it to a boil, and simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the slurry to thicken sauce and make it glazy. Let it simmer and mix it well for about 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste.
  5. Turn off heat and garnish with spring onions to complete the aroma and flavor.
  6. Ready to serve. Enjoy!

Cooking Tip: you may add 1 tablespoon cooking wine/rice wine if available in step 3 to make it more oriental in flavor.


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