Vietnamese Sesame Spareribs

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 45 mins

God help me! I can eat these forever. The flavors are so intense and just a blast to savor!! We eat this with jasmine rice, and steamed broccoli seasoned with black pepper. The key to this recipe is the sweet and sour sauce, it is completely different than the traditional Chinese kind, not too sweet, definitely not syrupy and is pungent, sour, sweet and just a lot of fun. When this sauce gets mixed in with the rice...oh my!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, mix scallions, sesame seeds, salt, fish sauce, honey, flour and sugar. Marinate in mixture overnight -- or for 24 hours, it makes a difference! You can marinate for 15 minutes, but I noticed the flavors are amazing when marinated for longer.
  2. Preheat oven at 350°F
  3. Bake spareribs for 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Turn oven to broil and broil ribs for 5 minutes, turning frequently. Serve with sweet and sour sauce. The fish sauce will smell kinda strong and weird while cooking -- don't worry it doesn't taste that way.
  4. Sweet and sour sauce:.
  5. In bowl, mix garlic, sugar, citrus juice, water and fish sauce until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in chili pepper.
Most Helpful

Made this the other night and it was sensational! Absolutely delish and the best thing ive eaten in ages... will make this again and again and again. I used pork belly and cooked for about 30-40mins as I prefer the flavour of the belly meat plus its more tender than ribs.... there was lots of sauce to drizzle over the rice too and yes, oh my.........

KateyKate February 16, 2008

So delicious!!! Ialways eat it really slowly to enjoy the great taste!

aoife October 04, 2007

ive made them 10 times and never get tired of them. Outstanding flavor and very easy to make

pete g September 08, 2007