Steamed Pork Ribs

Steamed Pork Ribs

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Makes: 4 Servings | Prep Time: 30 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Adapted From: Steamy Kitchen

Steamed pork ribs are made by steaming pork rib tips with whole black beans and oil to create a savory treat. The menu never specifies that the ribs or beer or pork, but diners know that they are never made with beef ribs because they are too big.


1 1/2 lbs pork spare rib tips
2 tablespoons black bean sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sugar


Traditional Chinese cleaver
Chinese chopping block
Bamboo steamer
Flat bottom wok
Round bottom wok
Chinese spatula and ladle set
Wire sieve


Cut the spare ribs crosswise into 1-2″ sections.

Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Transfer spareribs and sauce into a shallow, heatproof pan that will fit inside a wok. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.


Set a steaming rack inside of a wok and fill with water almost up to height of rack. Turn heat to high and when water is boiling, reduce heat to medium-high.

Final Steps:

Set the pan with the spareribs on top of a steaming rack in wok. Steam on medium-high heat for 18-20 minutes until ribs are no longer pink. Replenish wok with additional water, if needed.

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HT: Photo by Esther Food Adventure.

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