Braised spareribs


Tried and true recipe, very simple to make and always comes out good. The recipe calls for lite soy sauce, I usually use dark soy sauce, plus 1tsb of chicken flavored seasoning (if you don’t have chicken stock around).


  • 2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying
  • 2 lbs pork spareribs, cut into 1 or 2 rib sections
  • 1 1/2 cups water or stock, as needed
  • 2 slices ginger, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce or 1 tablespoon light and 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons soft brown sugar, as desired
  • 2 teaspoons five-spice powder


Heat the oil on in a Dutch oven, on high heat. Add the ribs and brown on both sides (about 5 minutes total cooking time). Add the water or stock, crushed ginger, and stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover, turn the heat down to low and simmer for at least 1 hour, or until the ribs are tender, adding more water or stock as needed. If desired, garnish with sliced scallions, and shredded carrot before serving.
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