Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Butter Pork Spare Ribs [奶油排骨]

Curry Leaves

720g pork spare ribs, cut into pieces
80g butter + 2 tbsp oil  **
enough oil for frying

1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp water

1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp sesame oil

3 egg yolks - lightly beaten

3 sprigs of curry leaves, washed and pat dry 
1 birds eye chilli, sliced
1 tbsp oyster sauce + 1 tbsp water
1/4 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp pepper

  • Marinate pork ribs with ingredients A for about 3 hours.  Rinse pork ribs and pat dry. Marinate in ingredients B and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat enough oil to cover the spare ribs in a wok, fry the ribs until cooked. Drain well and set aside.
  • Clean the wok,  heat up about 50g butter + 1 tbsp oil, over medium-high heat, slowly drizzle in beaten egg yolks and using a ladle, keep swirling the egg yolks until they become crispy in the foamy mixture.  Transfer the egg floss into a large sieve and using the ladle, press out the excess oil.  
  • In a clean wok, heat up the remaining butter + oil.  Fry the curry leaves until aromatic and crispy. Add in chilli and spare ribs.  Put in the rest of ingredients D and egg floss.  Toss well to combine.

Rice bran oil (which has a higher smoking point) is added  to the butter to ensure that the butter fat does not burn immediately in high heat.


  1. Hi Veronica
    Looking at this delicious pork ribs, it seem like you are all prepared and gearing up for the reunion dinner. This dish must be "hoe heong"!!

  2. Wow, this must be aromatic and yummylicious !!! Looks nice yet easy to prepare.

  3. This dish look fabulous. If I have the time I am going to cook this for our reunion dinner. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Veronica! This looks so beautiful and delicious, yummy!

  5. Hi Veronica, you are making me hungry early in the morning, looks so delicious, I just love dishes with curry leaves :D

  6. This looks so delicious and reminds me a bit of cereal prawns. glad to discover your blog!

  7. How did you read my mind? We just had butter pork ribs and I was wondering how they made it. And then here you are! :D

  8. This is going to be a hit if it's served at the Reunion dinner. Thanks for sharing!


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