1,2,3,4,5 Chinese Spareribs

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

5 ingredients,5 steps...It doesn't get much easier than this. Found this recipe on the net, with no name attached.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -2 lb spareribs, each cut in thirds for smaller pieces (cut with a cleaver)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine (rice wine works well)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons water


  1. Heat a large skillet with some oil in it, and start to brown the spare ribs.
  2. Once the ribs are seared and browned, add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low.
  5. Cook for about 20-25 minutes, and it's ready to serve!


Most Helpful

We think this receipe is great and make it often. Instead of the sugar I added 4 tablespoons of duck sauce. What a great taste! Also did this with chicken wings and everyone loved it. Thank you

LorraineZ June 15, 2009

A very tasty treat. I also cooked this in the crockpot and it worked out very well. Next time I'll try to thicken the sauce a bit, although even as it was, I liked it over rice.

duonyte November 29, 2007

My mom used to make this 1,2,3,4,5 ribs for me when I was a kid in Hong Kong. I think this taste a little different than hers because she used chinese (red) winegar instead of white vinegar. However, this is definitely a 5 stars. I actually put the ribs in the crockpot and cook it high for 4 hours before I serve it. The taste is excellent and the meat falls off from the bone.My husband and kids all love it. The favor is so good. I don't think we need more favor to it unless you want to increase your blood pressure! Anyway, thanks for the great recipe!

abschick June 06, 2007

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