Sweet and Sour Vinegar Spare Ribs – 糖醋排骨

Literally meaning sugar and vinegar, this is a dish with classic Chinese origins. Zhe Jiang vinegar is made from fermented glutinous rice. It is dark in colour and and has a rich and smoky flavour. These flavours are then imparted to the pork ribs during the cooking process. Sugar makes the sauce rich and sticky, allowing it to coat itself on the spare ribs. Giving this dish the perfect SWEET and SOUR balance!

Another one of those dishes you can whip up in practically no time at all and still tastes really good!

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 30 min

  • Skill: Intermediate

Ingredients

  1. 500g spare ribs

  2. 2 tbsp cornstarch

  3. Fresh coriander for garnish

  4. oil for deep frying

  5. Marinade

  6. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  7. 1 tbsp hua tiao wine

  8. 1 tsp salt

  9. ½ tsp white pepper

  10. 1 tbsp sesame oil

  11. 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate

  12. Sauce

  13. 2 tbsp oil

  14. 2 tbsp minced garlic

  15. ¼ cup zhejiang vinegar

  16. 2 tbsp sugar

  17. 500g spare ribs

  18. 2 tbsp cornstarch

  19. Fresh coriander for garnish

  20. oil for deep frying

  21. Marinade

  22. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  23. 1 tbsp hua tiao wine

  24. 1 tsp salt

  25. ½ tsp white pepper

  26. 1 tbsp sesame oil

  27. 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate

  28. Sauce

  29. 2 tbsp oil

  30. 2 tbsp minced garlic

  31. ¼ cup zhejiang vinegar

  32. 2 tbsp sugar

Instructions

  1. Marinate 500g spare ribs with

  2. 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp hua tiao wine, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp white pepper, 1 tbsp sesame oil and 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate

  3. mix well and set aside for 30 mins

  4. Add 2 tbsp cornstarch to spare ribs

  5. Mix well

  6. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, deep-fry spare ribs till golden brown

  7. Drain and set aside

  8. Heat 2 tbsp oil in wok

  9. Add ¼ cup zhejiang vinegar

  10. and 2 tbsp sugar

  11. Cook till sauce thickens slightly

  12. Add spare ribs and mix well

  13. Serve and garnish with fresh coriander

  14. Marinate 500g spare ribs with

  15. 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp hua tiao wine, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp white pepper, 1 tbsp sesame oil and 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate

  16. mix well and set aside for 30 mins

  17. Add 2 tbsp cornstarch to spare ribs

  18. Mix well

  19. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, deep-fry spare ribs till golden brown

  20. Drain and set aside

  21. Heat 2 tbsp oil in wok

  22. Add ¼ cup zhejiang vinegar

  23. and 2 tbsp sugar

  24. Cook till sauce thickens slightly

  25. Add spare ribs and mix well

  26. Serve and garnish with fresh coriander