Sweet and sour pork ribs is one of the tastiest and most popular dishes in China. The taste is rich, sweet, sour, and just a little salty! It has been my favorite since long time. I especially love the tender, flavorful pork ribs with the incredibly thick, sweet and tangy sauce. Absolutely, totally delicious!
If you’re a lover of sweet and sour cuisines, then this dish is just for you! You can easily find all the ingredients from any Asian market. This dish is very easy to make and the result is wonderful!
Go ahead and try Chinese sweet and sour pork ribs today. Here’s a recipe to the mouthwatering delicacy that can be made in no time! Delicious dish is now not far enough!
Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs
- Prep time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Serving Size: 2
- 1 lb pork ribs
- 1/2 tbsp oil
- 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Chinese vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 star anise
- 1/2 knob ginger, peeled and sliced
- 1 scallion, chopped
- 1 tsp white sesame seeds (optional)
- 2 cups water
- salt, to taste
Step by Step:
- Rinse pork ribs with running water.
- Cut the ribs into sections approximately 3 cm long and 2 cm wide.
- Place a saucepan over medium heat, add oil and sugar and stir constantly with a spatula. When the sugar is melted and it turns golden, pour some hot water (about 1 tbsp) into the wok. Simmer over a low heat till there is little juice left. P.S. This is a traditional Chinese cooking technique called chao tang shai that adds color to the meat without using dark soy sauce or deep-frying the meat.
- Heat oil in another saucepan/wok over medium high heat. Add pork ribs, star anise, scallion and ginger. Stir fry until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add in the melted sugar and coat the meat.
- Add soy sauce, vinegar, shaoxing wine, and cook for another 3 minutes. Then pour in water, cover and simmer over a medium heat. Stir occasionally and add more water as needed. Cook until ribs become tender and the sauce has thickened, about 25 minutes.
- Transfer to a platter, garnish with scallion and white sesame seed if desired. Serve warm.
If you try this, do let me know how it turns out! Happy cooking!