Pai gwut - steamed spare ribs

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
500 g pork spareribs

2 tablespoons black beans

1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine

2 teaspoons cornflour

1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

2 cloves garlic

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon sugar


  • Cut the spareribs crosswise into 2-4 cm sections or ask the butcher to do it for you. Combine the rest of the ingredients.
  • Transfer spareribs and sauce into a shallow, heatproof pan and leave to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • To cook in a steam oven set temperature to 100C and steam for 25 minutes.
  • Or set a steaming rack inside of your wok and fill with water almost up to height of rack. Turn the heat to high and when water is boiling, turn heat to medium-high.
  • Set pan with spareribs on top of a steaming rack in wok. Steam on med-high heat for 18-20 minutes until ribs are no longer pink.
  • Serve with rice and one or two other dishes for perfect winter treat.


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