Monday, August 25, 2014

Black Beans Pork Spare Ribs

Fermented Black Beans Pork Spare Ribs


350g pork spare ribs
2 tbsp dried fermented black beans, rinsed and mashed a little
3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 shallot, chopped finely
small knob of ginger, chopped finely
1 dried chilli, soak to soften, cut into big chunks
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cooking oil
spring onions, garnishing
1/2 tbsp cornflour + 1 tbsp water, to thicken sauce

1/2 tsp cornflour
1/2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil

  • Wash and pat dry the pork ribs, add in the marinade and mix well.  Set aside for at least 1 hour. 
  • Heat oil in a wok and saute chopped ginger, shallot, garlic and dried chilli until aromatic.  Toss in fermented black beans and fry for about a minute.
  • Add in pork ribs and fry until light brown. Add in dark and light soy sauces and sugar.   Pour enough water to cover the ribs.  Bring to the boil and lower heat to simmer until ribs are tender. Add in pepper.  
  • Thicken sauce with cornflour mixture, stir well.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onions.  
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.


  1. This dish must be very flavourful. I guess I need some "little" extra rice if I cook this.

  2. Wow! Veronica, this pork rib dish is very delicious. I've got a bottle of black beans somewhere. I used to use the Lee Kum Kee black beans sauce but it seems to have disappeared from the shelves for a long time.

  3. i just sometimes run out of idea what to cook with ribs besides normal braising tauchoo with bittergourd, steamed pork ribs..thx for the delicious recipe!

    1. Hi Lena, like you I am always braising spare ribs with taucheong and shredded ginger and sometimes bitter gourd and they get kind of boring. However I seldom steamed them, maybe will try steaming next time.

  4. Hi Veron, the colour of your pork ribs look awesome and really seducing. lol. haha....
    Hope you're going to have a fabulous mid-autumn festival. Enjoy !
    Blessings, Kristy


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