Pork Country-Style Ribs Recipe from China - Authentic Chinese Flavors

Chinese-style Ribs

Pork Country-Style Ribs Recipe from China - Authentic Chinese Flavors
Region / culture: China | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 60 minutes | Servings: 4


Chinese-style Ribs
Chinese-style Ribs

Chinese-style ribs are a delicious and flavorful dish that combines tender ribs with a sweet and savory sauce. This recipe is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion, and is sure to impress your guests.


Chinese-style ribs have been a popular dish in Chinese cuisine for many years. The combination of tender ribs with a flavorful sauce has been a favorite among food lovers around the world. This recipe is a modern twist on the classic Chinese dish, with a few added ingredients to enhance the flavor.


How to prepare

  1. Place the ribs in a pressure cooker and brown them.
  2. In a small bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients except rice, then pour the mixture over the ribs in the pressure cooker, turning to coat them.
  3. Cook on high pressure for 60 minutes.
  4. Transfer the cooked ribs to a plate. Serve them hot and plain with rice.


  • Add chopped vegetables such as bell peppers or onions to the sauce for added flavor and nutrition.
  • Use pork or beef ribs instead of the traditional pork ribs for a different taste.


  1. In addition to all 5 powdered herbs/spices, use the five-spice powder to rub the ribs before cooking.
  2. Contributed by PressureCookerRecipes Y-Group

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to brown the ribs before cooking them in the pressure cooker to add extra flavor.

- Adjust the amount of hot red pepper sauce to suit your taste preferences.

- Serve the ribs hot and plain with rice for a complete meal.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Chinese-style ribs hot and plain with cooked white rice for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Pressure cooking the ribs helps to tenderize the meat and infuse it with flavor.

Ingredient Substitutions

Substitute honey for molasses for a sweeter flavor.

- Use apple cider vinegar instead of white wine vinegar for a different taste.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Chinese-style ribs on a platter with a garnish of sliced green onions for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the ribs with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a balanced meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving



- Total Carbohydrates: 38g

- Dietary Fiber: 1g

- Sugars: 18g


- Total Fat: 24g

- Saturated Fat: 8g

- Trans Fat: 0g


- Protein: 32g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A: 4%

- Vitamin C: 6%

- Calcium: 6%

- Iron: 15%


Soy sauce contains soy, which may be an allergen for some individuals.


This dish is high in protein and fats, with a moderate amount of carbohydrates. It is a satisfying and flavorful meal that is perfect for a special occasion.


Chinese-style ribs are a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion. With a few simple ingredients and some cooking tips and tricks, you can create a mouthwatering meal that is sure to impress your guests. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately hooked. It was a warm summer day, and I was strolling through the bustling streets of Chinatown in San Francisco. The air was filled with the mouth-watering aroma of sizzling meats and savory spices, and I couldn't resist following my nose to the source of the tantalizing smells.

As I weaved my way through the crowded streets, I stumbled upon a small, unassuming food stall nestled between two towering buildings. The sign above the stall read, "Ling's Chinese Kitchen," and the display of succulent ribs hanging in the window caught my eye. My stomach growled in anticipation as I approached the stall, eager to sample the delicious-looking ribs.

I ordered a plate of the Chinese-style ribs and eagerly watched as the cook expertly grilled the tender meat over an open flame. The ribs were then coated in a sticky, sweet and savory sauce that glistened in the sunlight. My mouth watered as I took my first bite, and I was instantly transported to a world of bold flavors and exotic spices.

After finishing my meal, I approached the cook and asked her for the recipe. She smiled warmly and invited me to join her in the kitchen to learn the secrets of her delectable dish. I eagerly accepted her offer and spent the rest of the day soaking up her culinary wisdom and mastering the art of Chinese-style ribs.

Over the years, I have refined and perfected the recipe, adding my own unique twist to make it truly my own. This recipe has become a staple in my kitchen, a beloved favorite among my family and friends. Whenever I make these Chinese-style ribs, memories of that fateful day in Chinatown come flooding back, reminding me of the magic and wonder of discovering new flavors and cuisines.

The key to making these ribs is in the marinade. It's a delicate balance of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and a touch of Chinese five-spice powder. The ribs are marinated for hours, allowing the flavors to penetrate deep into the meat and infuse it with their rich and complex notes.

Once the ribs have marinated to perfection, they are slow-roasted in the oven until they are tender and succulent. The meat becomes so tender that it practically falls off the bone, and the sauce caramelizes into a sticky glaze that coats each rib in a mouthwatering layer of flavor.

I love serving these Chinese-style ribs with a side of fluffy white rice and steamed vegetables. The combination of sweet, savory, and umami flavors is simply irresistible, and it's a meal that never fails to impress.

As I sit here in my cozy kitchen, preparing a batch of Chinese-style ribs for dinner tonight, I can't help but feel grateful for the serendipitous encounter that led me to discover this incredible recipe. It's a testament to the power of food to connect us to different cultures and traditions, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to share this culinary treasure with my loved ones.

So the next time you're craving a taste of something exotic and delicious, why not give my Chinese-style ribs a try? I promise you won't be disappointed. Who knows, maybe this recipe will become a beloved favorite in your kitchen too, just like it has in mine. Bon appétit!


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