Monday, August 16, 2010

Caramelized Pork Rib 焦糖排骨

This one of my all-time favourite. My husband said it looks like the Roasted Ribs 红烧排骨 that one of the stalls sells in the coffeeshop at my place. ;)

I have made this less dry and without the 'burn' bits we all like. It's with a coating of sweet caramelized sweet sauce instead.

  • 700g Meaty Pork Ribs, slightly fatty preferred
  • Sesame Seeds, optional

  • 5 tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 4 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoon Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 2 tablespoon Apple Cider
  • 2 tablespoon Tomato Sauce
  • 40ml Water 

How to do it:
  1. Place ribs in a deep baking dish with the marinade.
  2. Cover with foil and bake at 190C for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Bast with sauce in-between baking.
  4. Remove ribs and place on a rack. Retain sauce.
  5. Bast generously with the sauce and continue to bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Repeat twice.
  7. Sprinkle roasted sesame seed and serve immediately.

I cut the slab of rib individually. You can cook using the whole slab of ribs instead if you like.


  1. i love this recipe but it takes so long to bake! do you think it works with pork chop?

  2. Cooking Gallery has left a new comment on your post "Caramelized Pork Rib 焦糖猪排":

    Your pork ribs look so well caramelised! Great job!

    @Cooking Gallery, sorry I accidentally deleted your comment. Thanks alot for your compliment.

  3. @Wxin, then you will take time to enjoy it too. :) Sure, it works with pork chop but personally I think it will be with Pork Loin as Char Siew.

  4. thanks for sharing this recipe. tried it for the first time last nite and all the dinner guests love it! :-)


  5. Hi WokkingMum,

    I do not have apple cider at home. Can I omit it or can I replace it with something else?



  6. @Anon, Replace it with 1 1/2 tbsp of white vinegar instead.

  7. What exactly is Chinese cooking wine? I don't know what I'm looking for when I go to the grocery store. I could only find rice vinegar.

    1. Chinese cooking wine can be Shao Xin Hua Tiao Wine. You can Mei Gui (rose) Lu, a Chinese Rose Wine too. If you can't get Chinese Cooking Wine. You can use Japanese Sake or Sherry too. They work too. :)