Sunday, June 1, 2014

Cooking Lab - Salt n Pepper Pork Riblets (鹽酥小排骨)

It is winter and everyone want a comfort dish. This is a family favourite recipe and it is surprisingly easy to make at home. 

Replace the chili and fresh coriander with sweet roasted capsicum as some kids (or adults) do not like spices.

(c) GMV - Got My Vote!

I made this popular dish again for a small dinner party tonight. It is absolutely delicious and it will have you salivating at first sight. 


- 500g pork finger ribs 
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 
- 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce 
- 1/2 tablespoon of cooking wine 
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar 
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 
- 1/4 teaspoon salt 
- 4 tablespoon sweet potato flour 
- 4 tablespoon cooking oil 
- 50g nori seaweed flakes 
- 10g roasted sesame seeds 
- 50g fresh coriander (optional) 
- 2 mild red chili (optional)


1. Chop up the ribs into bite-sizes and put them in a mixing bowl.

2. Season with rice wine, soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar and white pepper.

3. Let the pork riblets marinate for at least 30 minutes.

4. The longer you marinate, the more flavoursome they will be. I have marinate these riblets overnight, so they fully absorbed the sauce and flavouring. 

5. Add the sweet potato flour into the mixture and combine well.

6. Heat oil in a small skillet on high heat.

7. Deep fry the pork riblets until golden and caramelised.

8. Remove and blot off the excess oil on paper towel.

9. Season with salt and pepper.

10. Garnish with nori flakes and sesame seeds.

11. Top with fresh coriander and chili for the adults.

12. Serve hot.

These pork riblets are crisp, tender, and tasty. They are finger-licking good and you won't be able to resist bite after bite.