Dim Sum – Steamed Spare Ribs


by: Anncoo

I would like to share with you this savoury dish Steamed Spare Ribs that I'm sure many of you love to order in the dim sum restaurant. Steamed Spare Ribs is also a must order on my list besides Har Gow and Siu Mai. I love to cook this tender Steamed Spare Ribs quite often at home too. It is very easy to prepare and the saltiness of this Steamed Spare Ribs is so delicious that my family can always eat with extra rice.


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serves: 4-5

450-500 gram spare ribs (with some fats), cut into bite sizes

2 small Red chillies, cut to pieces

2 tbsp Garlic, chopped

1 tbsp Ginger, minced

1 tbsp Spring onion, chopped


1 tbsp Fermented black bean, rinsed and roughly chopped

1 tbsp Fermented soya bean paste

1 tbsp Light soya sauce

1 tbsp Oyster sauce

1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine

1 tbsp Corn flour

1 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Sesame oil

dash a of pepper

2 tbsp Water

Nutrition Facts
Dim Sum – Steamed Spare Ribs

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 395

  • Total Fat: 30.8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 12.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.8 mg
  • Sodium: 502 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.3 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  •     Sugars: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 20.4 g

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1.  Combine all ingredients and seasoning together and marinate for 2 hours or more in the fridge.

2.  Then place seasoned spare ribs in a shallow dish plate and cover with aluminium foil, to prevent water drips.

3.  Steam at high heat for 20 minutes or until the spare ribs are well cooked (remember to add more water when the steaming water is drying out).

4.  Garnish with extra chopped spring onion and cut chillies on top before serve.

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