Sticky Ribs
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Chinese Sticky Ribs

Pork spare ribs cooked in a flavorful and aromatic marinade! Perfect as an entree or appetizer!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chinese Sticky Ribs, Korean Ribs
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 100kcal
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen


  • 1 3/4 - 2 lbs. pork spare ribs slice ribs individually
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese Cooking Wine (also known as shao xing) this is NOT rice wine vinegar!
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground chili paste (also known as Sambal Oelek)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese Five Spice Blend
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cilantro for garnish
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • Slice individual ribs and set aside
  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl; mix well
  • Place ribs in large plastic bag; pour sauce over ribs; massage until all ribs are well coated; refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  • Preheat oven to 450ºF
  • Place ribs and marinade in a deep baking pan; add 1 cup of water to pan; cover with foil and cook for 40 minutes
  • After 40 minutes, remove foil from pan; turn ribs (coating each with the marinade) and continue to cook uncovered for 20 minutes
  • Remove ribs from oven; pour marinade over ribs; allow ribs to rest for 10 minutes
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and/or cilantro