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Easy Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs ~ 甜酸小排


This is a fuss-free  recipe to try at home and no greasy kitchen to clean.  All you need to do is to season the spare ribs and dump them with all the ingredients into a pot to cook till the ribs are tender and the sauce slighly reduced which of course is up to personal preference.  You may like to retain more sauce which will be tasty and delicious with plain white rice.

Easy Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs ~  甜酸小排 


  • 500 gm spare ribs
  • 1 Tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chilli sauce
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic   )
  • 3 slices of  ginger  )  chopped
  • 5 shallots               )
  • 2 tsp sugar or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp bean paste  (tau cheong)
  • 1 tsp light soy sauve
  • 1 tsp cornflour + 2 tsp water to thicken
  1. Season the ribs with some salt.
  2. Place the chopped garlic, ginger and shallots in a pot.
  3. Add in the ribs, all the sauces, sugar, bean paste and enough water to cover the ribs.
  4. Cook on medium heat and then on low.  Simmer till the ribs are tender and cooked through.  Sauce will the slightly reduced.
  5. Add in cornflour thickening, fine tune to taste.
  6. Dish up and serve.


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