Category Archives: Ribs

Pork Ribs King

1. Clean pork ribs in water. And dry them with kitchen towel paper. I used spare ribs.

2. Prepare marinade:

1 egg, 1/2 tsp white pepper, 2 tablespoon oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon rice wine, 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 2 tablespoon starch.

Mix well.

Marinate ribs for 1 hour.

3. Deep fry ribs till golden brown.

4. In a bowl, add in 2 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoon tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon HP sauce, 1/2 tablespoon chili sauce, 1 tablespoon plum sauce and corn starch water. Stir to mix well.

5. Heat a pan on stove. Pour the sauce mixture in. Simmer to reduce sauce.

6. Add fried pork ribs into the sauce. Stir to let them be coated with sauce evenly.


Oven Roasted Pork Ribs

This is a slow cook recipe.

1. In a small bowl, add in 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp black pepper, 2 tsp paprika powder, 1 tsp dried thyme, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground garlic. Mix them well.

2. Sprinkle seasoning over ribs and rub ribs by hands.

3. Wrap ribs with plastic and into the refrigerator for over night.

4. Preheat oven to 150 degree C.

5. Put ribs on aluminum foil. Seal them. On the tray and into the oven. Bake for 2 hrs.

6. While ribs are baking, you can prepare for the brushing sauce. Here is the sauce I used: 1 tablespoon sweet cooking wine, 2 tablespoon tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tablespoon honey. Mix them well.

7. Open the foil. Take the ribs out. Save the meat juice for topping sauce.

8. Brush ribs with brushing sauce. Into the oven for 15 mins. Then brush again and bake for another 15 mins.

9. Pour the meat juice in sauce pan. Turn to low heat. Add in 2 tsp tomato sauce and 1 tsp sugar. Slow simmer till condensed.

10. I served the ribs with boiled corns, creamy linguine and potato wedges. Pour topping sauce over ribs and corn.

For potato wedges:

The ribs are really juicy and tender. Very easily fall off from the bones. My husband loves them very very much.

Braised Ribs with Potato & Long Beans

1. Rinse ribs under water. Then put them in a pot, pour in enough water that covers all ribs. Turn to high heat and bring to boil. Turn off the heat when ribs turn white. Rinse ribs in cold water and drain.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in chopped garlic, ginger & dried red chili. Sauté till aromatic. Add drained ribs in. Fry ribs till a bit golden brown.

3. Add in 1 1/2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp cooking wine, and 1 1/2 tsp sugar. Stir fry a bit. Pour in hot water covers ribs. Put on the lid and simmer with low heat for 20-30 mins or till water reduces half.

4. Add in potato cubes. Simmer for 10 mins. Then put in long beans. Simmer for another 8-10 mins.

5. Remove the lid. Turn to high heat and reduce the sauce.

Serve hot.

Ribs & Cheese (Dip Ribs in Cheese)

1. Prepare marinade:

3-4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped red chili, a little chopped ginger, 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 1/2 tablespoon sugar.

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.

2. Put ribs in a zip bag, pour the marinade in. Rub ribs with hand. Let them be marinated for 2-3 hours.

3. Heat a pan. Put ribs into the pan. Fry them till golden brown on edges.

4. Pour in hot water reaches 1/2 height of ribs. Simmer for 20-30 mins.

5. Turn up the heat and reduce sauce.

6. Wrap the plate with aluminum foil. Place ribs on it. Sprinkle white sesame.

7. Put cheese on the other side.

8. Carefully put the foil into pan. Heat till cheese melted.

Dip ribs in melted cheese.

Homemade Prawn Ribs Noodle Soup

Prawn ribs noodle soup is a Singapore local dish. It’s also one of my husband’s favourite ones. The key of this dish is broth.

Main ingredients are ribs, Prawns, and noodles.

1. Remove the shell and heads of Prawns. Don’t thrown them away.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Sauté chopped garlic till aromatic.

3. Add in prawn heads and shell. Stir fry till red.

4. Pour in hot water around 1 liter. Add in ribs, star anise, 1 tsp ground clove, 1 tsp white pepper powder, around 10g rock sugar, 1 tsp dark soy sauce and 1 tsp light soy sauce. Stir a bit. Bring to boil. Then turn to low heat and simmer for 2-3 hours. Season with salt.

5. Take the ribs out in a plate.

They are really soft and easily fall apart.

6. Take all the shell out. And they can be discarded. Scald Prawns in the broth for 3 mins. And set aside with ribs.

7. Scald yellow noodles, bean sprout and pakchoi in boiling water.

Here is the Hokkien noodles I used. But only half pack is enough for two people.

8. Places drained noodles and vegetables in the bowl.

9. Place ribs and prawns on the top of noodles.

10. Ladle broth soup and pour over them.

Serve hot with hard boiled egg.

My husband gave me a thumb up for it. He said it’s really like the one bought from hawker.

Spare Ribs Soup ( With Red Dates & Ginkgo)

1. Rinse spare ribs in water.

2. Put ribs in a deep pot. Add in enough water higher than ribs.

3. Turn to high heat. When water boils, skim it. 

4. Turn to low heat. Add in 2 or 3 red dates. 

5. Cover the pot with lid. Let it slow cook for at least 40 mins. I let it boil for 1.5 hrs. The meat will become very soft and come off from the bone very easily.

6. Add in ginkgo. I read on internet that it could be poisonous if you have too many ginkgo one time. So I just put in 10 ginkgoes. And boil for another 15 Mins.

Serve hot.

You can also sprinkle a little spring onion.

Very nice soup!

Big Bone Pear Soup

It’s the first time for me to try this dish. It’s a very simple Soup. But if you want the soup to be more delicious, it will take more time to cook it.

First, pour enough water in a deep pot. Put big bone or ribs into it. 

Turn to high heat. When water boils, remove the foam floating on surface. 

Turn to low heat. Cover the pot with lid. Boil for at least half an hour. In Chinese cuisine, good soup is usually a bit time consuming. I let the bone boil in pot for around one hour. And the soup become milky white in color.

Then add in pear chunks. And boil for at least another half an hour. Sprinkle some salt before serving.

It just needs bone or ribs, pear, water and salt. So it’s a simple soup. But it turns out very delicious. Pear adds sweetness to it. My husband loves it.

French Bean Rib Stew

1. Put ribs in the pot with water covers all the ribs. Turn on the stove. When water boils, turn off.

2. Take the ribs out. Rinse and drain.

3. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in several ginger slices. Stir fry a bit. Put in ribs. Stir fry till ribs get a little golden brown.

4. Add in chopped French beans. Stir fry till French beans’ color turn darker.

5. Add in 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar. Stir fry evenly.

6. Add in enough hot water covers all ingredients. Cover the pan with lid. Simmer for around 30 mins or when the water reduces to 1/3 of original.

7. Turn to high heat. Keep stir frying at the same time. When the sauce becomes condensed, it’s done. Or if you like, you can keep more sauce.

3 Different Kinds of Rib Soup

Ribs can be stir fried, braised, steamed and also used to make soup.

 Ribs, carrot and corn soup.

This is my husband’s favorite.

1. Ribs in the pot with cold water. Turn to medium heat. When the water boiled, remove the foam on the surface.

2. Put in corn. Cook for 30 minutes with low heat. 

3. Add in carrot, and cook till carrot gets softened.

4. At last add some salt.

Carrot and corn will make the soup a little sweet. It’s really a healthy soup.
Ribs and water cress soup.

First step is same as above.

After water gets boiled and foam removed, turn to low heat. Put in some wolf berries and cook for at least 20 minutes.

Then put in water cress. I used half a pack. 

When water cress is done, the soup is done.

Wolf berries are good for eyes. Recently, there is haze in Singapore, this soup is a good choice in such situation.
Ribs and lotus root soup.

First step also as same as above.

After foam removed, put in chopped clean lotus root pieces. Cover the pot with lid. Turn to low heat. Cook till lotus root is done. Last, sprinkle some chopped spring onion. 

Lotus root will help to clean waste in human bodies, so it’s also a good choice in haze days.