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1 2 3 4 5 Pork Ribs

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: 12345 pork riblets, asian pork ribletss, best 12345 rib recipe, easy 12345 ribs recipe
Servings: 5


  • 2 lbs pork ribs
  • 2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing cooking wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp black vinegar
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce (half dark & regular soy sauce)
  • 5 tbsp filtered water


  • Ask the butcher to cut the ribs into 1.5" to 2" long slices. Clean, rinse, pat the riblets dry.
  • Heat the pan to high. Add oil and pork riblets. Sear all sides. Turn down the heat to medium-high.
  • Add shaoxing, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, water and mix. Coat the ribs with the sauce. Turn up the heat and bring to a boil. Cover with a lid and turn down to low-medium heat. Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and turn up the heat to medium. Cook the ribs uncovered for 5-8 minutes until the sauce reduces about a ~quarter. Make sure to frequently flip/rotate the ribs in the sauce while cooking.
  • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onions.

Serve with rice, noodles, salad or vegetables. Enjoy!