How to Cook Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

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Sweet-and-sour spare ribs are a popular and representative sweet and sour food. This dish has a reddish look and tastes both sweet and sour. It is no doubt that it is attractive and delicious as an appetizer. If you love this dish, do not lose control and eat too much, as this high-caloric dish contains abundant sugar and protein.


500g spare ribs

Seasoning: 75g crystal sugar (or white sugar), 50g vinegar, 25g cooking wine, 15g light soy sauce, 10g dark soy sauce, 15g green onion, 5g processed sesame, 15g ginger, some cooking oil and salt

Note: The amount of the seasonings listed above can be adjusted according to personal taste.


  • Clean and cut the ginger and green onion into pieces.
  • Clean and chop the spare ribs into pieces of about 1 inch long. Boil some water and put in the spare ribs. Boil for a while to remove the blood. Mix and soak the spare ribs with the cooking wine, light soy sauce, ginger and green onions for about 20 minutes.

Cooking Instructions:

  • Put the spare ribs in a bowl and steam for about 30 minutes. Tip the spare ribs out and set aside. Take out the ginger and green onions and keep the soup.
  • Heat some cooking oil to 70% done. Fry the spare ribs with high heat until golden. Remove them from the wok.
  • Leave some oil in the wok. Add and boil the sugar on low heat. Pour in the soup and add the dark soy sauce, vinegar and salt. Cook for a few minutes.
  • When the juice concentrates in the wok, add a little vinegar and sprinkle the processed sesame.
  • The sweet-and-sour spare ribs are finished. Dish them out.
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