Saturday, 20 October 2012

Slow Braised Pork Ribs

Pin It!
Don't you just love a stew with a gravy that's so good that you'll be more than happy just to eat that with rice? With tender meat literally falling off the bone? If you answered YES and YES, this dish is made just for you!! ;)
It's easy to put together but it has a cooking time around 2 hours to allow the ribs to cooked till it's so so tender. Flavoured with warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon and star anise, it's definitely one that's well worth the wait!

Adapted from Cheat Eat
Ingredients(Serves 4)

800g pork ribs or soft bone (cut into 5cm pieces with fats trimmed off)
2 tbsp oil
40g galangal (cut into chunks)
40g ginger (cut into chunks)
1 tsp coriander seeds (pounded)
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
1 tbsp bean paste
12 cloves garlic (leave skin intact and crushed)
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1tsp five spice powder
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp corn flour

1) Place pork ribs in a colander, pour boiling water over it and drain well. The purpose here is to clean the pork ribs and gets rid of any gaminess.
2)Heat up oil in a heavy bottom pot. Add the galangal, ginger, coriander powder, cinnamon, star anise and bean paste. Fry the aromatics over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Bring up the heat, add the pork ribs to the pot and continue frying for 5 more minutes. If it gets too dry and the spices are starting to blacken, sprinkle some water in the pot.   
3) Add garlic, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, five spice powder and sugar to the pot and mix well. Pour in enough water or stock to just cover the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to very low, cover and cook for about 2 hours until the meat is tender and falling off the bone. Remove any scum that might appear.
4) Mix corn flour with some water and stir it into a paste. Add this mixture into the pot and mix well. This helps thicken the gravy. Bring the gravy to a boil and add more dark soy sauce and/or sugar according to taste. Serve with rice and green vegetables.


  1. Sounds absolutely delicious, I rarely see ribs made this way.
    Hope you had a good summer, whatever there was of it:)

    1. Glad to see you again Mr Three Cookies!!! How have you been?
      You have to try it as it's a delicious way of making ribs!

  2. This looks SOOOOOO good. I love ribs bbqued and stewed and my gosh this is a perfect comfort food when the weather is cold like today! I have really good rice to go with this dish. I just need those two on my table. Veggies? Forget it for that day! =D

    1. haha, somehow I still need vegetables. If not, something would seem to be missing!

  3. This is my kind of comfort food! Love it with rice and nothing else.

    1. haha, Nami feels the same too but somehow i need my veges. :P

  4. Yes, yes, and yes to all your questions. :) This is one of my fave mom's cooking. Very comforting!

  5. Ribs are one of my favourite pork cuts, so your dish looks extremely tempting. I sometimes also braise pork ribs, but in a slightly different way. I must try your wonderful recipe next time.

    1. Thanks Sissi, hope you'll like it cooked this way!

    2. Sorry, I have completely forgotten you have posted these ribs only ten days ago (you have reminded me by your comment)! I have just added a link to your recipe in my post. Thank you for reminding me!

  6. This is homey and comforting. Right up my alley!

    1. Looks like lots of people like comforting food like this!

  7. These ribs sounds heavenly, thanks have pinned.

    You are welcome to join in my monthly food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here for entry details and current theme. New theme each month. All bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.
    Come join my Facebook Page too

  8. The gravy must have all essence of the pork and spices braised to perfection over time. Delicious!

  9. These ribs look perfect! love the unexpected seasoning with the star anise and five spice. I bet you get a burst of deliciousness when you bite into one! Great recipe!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...