It only takes 5 ingredients to make these delicious Sticky Five-Spice Pork Ribs, accompanied with a light and crunchy Red Cabbage Slaw.
I have to admit these are the best home-made ribs I’ve ever tasted and I have tried a few different combos in my time. They are sticky, crunchy, beautifully sweet and juicy all at the same time – the meat would fall off the bone if it wasn’t for the sticky sauce with just the right balance of exotic spice keeping it in place. Fingerlicking good!
“Damn the ribs smell good” read a text I received from Mr Chipsonnoisseur last night, and for a second I thought the beautiful aroma of Chinese five spice, soy and caramel had spread beyond the apartment… Then I realised he was wandering home past Darling Harbour and, like every other time, was probably tempted to make a quick dash into Hurricanes for a juicy rack of ribs. Little did he know he was in for a treat at home…
The smoky smell of slow-grilled ribs from the two nearby American-style steakhouses carries over here with the Easterly long before lunchtime and it is impossible not to feel like ribs every time you walk past either of those places. So much so actually that I’ve had ribs three times in the last week. [Did I just say this out loud?]. It was for research and it has paid off!
Serves 2 and, according to Mr Chipconnoisseur, the meal is more accurately described as serving 1.7, they are so irresistibly good you just keep wanting more. To make the meal less meaty serve sticky ribs with this delicious red cabbage and mint slaw for a hint of acidity and freshness.