Pork Ribs King

20 min

medium

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Happy holidays guys, and do we have a new dish for you!
When a dish is called Pork Ribs KING (排骨王), it had better be good! In our case it was definitely worthy of that title. Also referred to as Kyoto Pork Ribs (京都排骨), this dish surprisingly has no direct relationship to Japanese culture. For our version here, we decided to use the cut of pork ribs instead of the usual pork chop that most recipes have used.
As with Coffee Ribs, we ended up with a flavour BOMB, which is porky and crispy on the outside, yet so juicy on the inside. What’s different this time is that the ketchup plum sauce and rice vinegar provided the much needed acidity to cut through the sweet tasting sauce. Get ready an extra bowl of rice to go with this!
Credits: We took reference from ieatishootipost’s Pork Rib King (排骨王) recipe and made some adjustments in his marinade and sauce.

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Ingredients

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700g pork ribs
1tbsp sesame oil
2tsp salt
½tsp white pepper powder
1tbsp ginger paste (ginger blended with water)
1tbsp rice wine
1tbsp oyster sauce
½tsp bicarbonate of soda
1egg (beaten)
2tbsp custard powder
2tbsp potato starch
Oil for deep-frying
Sauce:
3tbsp white sugar
3tbsp brown sugar
2tbsp rice vinegar
100ml water
2tbsp tomato ketchup
1tbsp plum sauce
1tsp worcestershire sauce
1tbsp HP sauce
1tbsp A1 sauce
Cornstarch solution - 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water
1tsp dark soy sauce
Garnish
2tbsp toasted white sesame seeds
Fresh coriander

Directions

1.

Cut 700g pork ribs into individual ribs
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2.

Tenderize pork ribs with meat hammer
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3.

Add 1 tbsp sesame oil, 2 tsp salt, ½ tsp white pepper, 1 tbsp ginger paste, 1 tbsp rice wine, 1 tbsp oyster sauce and ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda.
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4.

mix well and massage into pork ribs
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5.

Add 1 beaten egg, 2 tbsp custard powder and 2 tbsp potato starch
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6.

Mix well and set aside to marinate for 1 hour.
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7.

For sauce, mix the following: 3 tbsp white sugar, 3 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp rice vinegar, 100ml water, 2 tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 tbsp plum sauce, 1 tsp worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp HP sauce, 1 tbsp A1 sauce, cornstarch solution and 1 tsp dark soy sauce.
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8.

mix well and set aside
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9.

Heat enough oil in a wok, deep-fry pork ribs until golden brown
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10.

Drain and set aside
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11.

Pour sauce mixture into a pan, and cook until it thickens
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12.

Add pork ribs and toss with sauce.
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13.

Sprinkle 2 tbsp toasted toasted sesame seeds and garnish with fresh coriander
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