Amy's Pork Ribs

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READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by capngp

My Chinese daughter in law cooked these for me and I found them delicious. She doesn't measure anything, preferring to cook by taste. Quantities are my estimates from watching her work, but have been tested by me and seem to work well.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pork rib rack, split in half lengthwise by the butcher
  • 1 star anise
  • 6 pieces fresh gingerroot, thinly sliced
  • 14 cup rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt (Soy sauce is plenty salty already) (optional)
  • 12 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. With a sharp knife, separate the riblets on each half rack.
  2. Place riblets into a large wok or pan and cover with cold water.
  3. Add Anise star, Ginger slices, salt & wine.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce liquid, skimming white froth off as needed.
  5. Your stove will determine the length of time req'd to reduce liquid.
  6. When liquid is nearly gone, add Sugar + Soy sauce.
  7. Brown riblets in soy & sugar, turning frequently.
  8. Serve warm.

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