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Best Chinese Spareribs



Chinese spareribs, also known as Cantonese BBQ or char siu, are spareribs that are marinated in hoison sauce, soy sauce, and spices and barbecued or roasted.  This chinese spareribs recipe is easily one of our best spareribs recipes due to its ability to deliver the taste and texture of ribs you can typically only find at your local Chinatown. It doesn’t require you buy esoteric ingredients for the marinade or pork. Both Kansas City-style and St.Louis-style spareribs can be used. 

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  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Pounds pork spareribs
  • 1 1/2 Cup unsalted vegetable stock
  • 1/2 Cup Chinese rice wine
  • 1/4 Cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Teaspoons five-spice powder
  • 2 slices ginger, crushed
  • 1/4 Cup sliced scallions (sliced on the bias)


Heat the oil on in a Dutch oven, on high heat. Add the ribs and brown on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Except for the scallions, add  the remaining ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Pour over ribs. Cover, turn the heat down to low, and simmer for at least 1 hour, or until the ribs are tender, adding more stock if needed.

Garnish with sliced scallions before serving.