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Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Tender and flavorful. Serve with rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove bone and outer rind from the ribs.
  2. Cut into 1/2-inch slices.
  3. Combine fish sauce, ketjap manis, pepper, and 1 cup warm water.
  4. Place sugar in wok with 2 tablespoons water and stir over low heat (300°F) until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Increase to medium heat (350°F) and let boil, without stirring until sugar turns an even golden brown (5 minutes).
  6. Add pork and shallots, and stir to coat.
  7. Add sauce; stir until any hard bits of sugar have melted.
  8. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally; then cook uncovered, stirring often, until the meat is cooked and the sauce is sticky (20-30 minutes).
  9. Garnish with cilantro, and serve with rice.