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Savoury Steamed Spare Ribs Recipe (豉汁蒸排骨)

The Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Bean is a very popular dish, often found in the Chinese dim-sum menu. However, most of the Steamed Spare Ribs I’ve tried all over Asia were either too floury, not tender enough or too sweet for my liking.
steamed spare ribs recipe

My hubby & I like the dish a little sourish. Hence, I’ve been trying to master a perfect recipe over the years to suit my family’s taste buds; finally producing my most satisfied family favourite.

omy steamed spare ribs recipe
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500g Spare Ribs
1 Sour Plum

½ Chilli (chopped)
1 tsp Black bean paste with Garlic
½ tsp Cornflour
1 tsp Sesame oil
2 tsp Chinese wine

  1. Rinse pork ribs thoroughly. Marinade with (A) for at least an hour. *The corn flour will ensure the meat comes out tender.
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  3. Break up the sour plum into pieces & remove seed. Add to marinated pork.
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  5. Prepare steamer & steam pork for 15-20 mins. Ensure pork is completely cooked before serving. The juicy meat with the tangy sauce goes really well with a bowl of fragrant rice.
steamed spare ribs recipe
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  1. spare ribs steamed...?? yummm...first time to see this recipe...

  2. I don't really eat pork, but my hubby does and I know he would love this dish. The good thing is, it's so easy and needs very few ingredients. One day hubby might get a get a surprise pork dish for dinner. I'll tell him thank you when the time comes ;)

  3. Steamed ribs, yummy :). Looks delicious actually.

  4. I like this very much, how to resist spare rib esp with the ingredients you have added.

  5. I just drooled. YUM thanks for sharing!

  6. My husband is surely going to love this one...

  7. This looks so-o-o-o good, Shirley! I'm accummulating a list of your recipes to try -- now all I need are time and ingredients! Will try to get a photo to you soon!

  8. One of my favorite dim sum delicacies! I had no idea it was so simple to make!

  9. Anu, perhaps u would like to try this Chinese recipe? Tastes as good as it looks :)

    Lequan, this is one of the easiest & tastiest recipes I've got! I'm sure u'll have no problem handling it :)

    Thristhan, u'll fall in love with this if u like Chinese food!

    Nava, would love to have a non-Chinese trying this out :)

    Cajunlicious, good to have u back! Thks :)

    Neha, do take a shot if u're trying this recipe!

    Kimby, I'm really looking fwd~!

    Frank, it's soooooo simple to make as long as u get the right proportion & steam timing.

  10. Oh, yummy! I love this too, tried making many times just that it isn't soft enough, shall try yours one of these days.

  11. One of my friends loves this dish and said the same thing that he usually ends up with rib meat that is too dry. I will have to send this to him :) Hope you are having a great week!

  12. Oh Shirley, you can open a dim sum shop! That looks like from the restaurant.....delicious. I love it.

  13. Doris, can't steam pork too long or it'll get tough.

    Alisha, cornflour should do the trick as it seals the juices.

    Mary, hahaha! I guess the dim-sum basket does the trick.

  14. I've always wanted to cook Steamed Spare Ribs, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and left your page's link. Thanks for sharing yoru recipe, will give this a try soon.



  15. Chichi, really hope u'll get to try this out! Do let me know & send your pix to me so I can showcase on my Facebook Fanpage :)

  16. Love the food! You’re amazing. This menu is fantastic:) It sure will help everyone who’s looking for a perfect menu like this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  17. Charenn, I'm delighted that u're loving it too! Thks for visiting!

  18. First Time i ate this recipe is back 1998 at Le-Ching Chinese Restaurant in Greenhills...

    1. Thks for leaving your trail! Great having you here with us! Come by more often & try your luck in our many contests!

  19. thanks for sharing.

    1. Thks for visiting & it's great having u here with us! Hope to see more of u!

  20. Thanks for the recipe. Will try this as its simple enough.

  21. Always loving this kind of ancient food...hehehe
    just perfect with chinese steam buns....

    1. Dedy, sounds like a great pairing too! Have fun cooking!


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