How to make White Coffee Pork Ribs – Easy Recipe

I love all meats! And so, I will never say no to a good ribs recipe. Let me tell you now that this coffee pork ribs recipe is an absolute delight! I can do without the white coffee glaze, really; but having it in these succulent ribs just gives extra joy and (palpitations) in my heart.

Coffee Pork Ribs Recipe
How to make White Coffee Pork Ribs – Easy Recipe

Hubby cooked this pork ribs recipe last New Year’s eve. It was a simple feast for 2. While it was just him and me at home (and our 2yo bub who doesn’t eat much!); we nearly finished the entire dish. That and with a small serving of pasta on the side. It was a restaurant quality meal! We’re definitely doing this again!

Here’s how to make this ribs recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

White Coffee Pork Ribs

Jaime Inez
The delicious taste of coffee pork ribs is the hallmark of Singaporean cuisine. This dish has become a favorite of Singaporeans. This scrumptious appetizer is made in a three-step process that involves marinating the pork loin in egg whites, salt and cornstarch. It is then deep-fried and finished with a bittersweet coffee sauce. It makes a great appetizer or side dish for any party.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino, Singaporean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 325 kcal


  • 1 kg Pork ribs cut into strips or into bit size (depending on how you want them served)
  • Cooking oil for deep frying

For the white coffee sauce:

  • 2 packets White coffee (We used the Old Town White Coffee brand. Other brands will do.)
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 bulb Garlic crushed and chopped
  • 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Rice or Chinese cooking wine or White wine
  • 100 ml Water


  • Mix all the marinate ingredients in a bowl.
  • Marinate the pork for at least 2 hours.
  • Fry the pork ribs in a hot oil under medium heat for about 7-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Drain oil with a strainer.
  • Set aside.
  • Mix the white coffee sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  • Stir thoroughly.
  • Put in a hot pan and stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Once thick, put the pork ribs in. Make sure to cover the ribs thoroughly.
  • Serve with pasta or a glass of cold beer.


We prefer using rice flour and tapioca starch because it gives a good, smooth crunch to the meat without the dough-like after-taste effect of the plain flour. While we don't normally use them at home, it's worth buying them just for this recipe so we get the texture that we want for our ribs.
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Coffee Pork Ribs Recipe

Ahhh!!! A cold drink definitely puts this pork ribs dish in its right place. Just a caution though for the pregnant women readers, the coffee will definitely kick in; and your little occupant could get more excited than usual. I mean the little person in my belly kept me up all night (which was fine since we were waiting for the New Year, anyway!). It really seemed like the tiny fella’ was having a party of its own in there.

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So, there! A little piece of heaven made in our very kitchen! Try them and let me know how it goes. Remember me when you cook.

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This recipe has become a favorite among the coffee loving population. The ribs are marinated with a delicious coffee marinade before being deep-fried and tossed in a sticky coffee sauce. While the pairing of pork and the flavor of the brew might be surprising, the two go together very well. To make this delicious dish, you will need some practice. But once you master the process, you’ll be rewarded with an irresistible dinner.

To make the ribs, you’ll need six pieces of prime pork ribs, each weighing half a pound. To prepare the coffee sauce, mix 2 egg whites with 3 tablespoons of Asian oyster sauce and cornstarch. Add a couple of red chilies and a sprig of spring onions for decoration, and then pour the resulting mixture over the sliced ribs. For the topping, mix instant coffee, brown sugar and worcestershire sauce.

For the sauce, add two egg whites and three tablespoons of Asian oyster sauce. Add one teaspoon of cornstarch to the mix and add a few drops of dark soy sauce. To serve, pour over the ribs and let them stand in the pan for about 30 minutes. The meat will fall off the bones without too much trouble. Once the sauce is ready, remove the aluminum foil and allow the ribs to cool.

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Coffee pork is the most popular pork dish in Singapore and is widely available at most restaurants. It is marinated for 2 hours and tossed in sticky coffee sauce. Besides being a delicious appetizer, the coffee pork is also a wonderful side dish. It is also a great treat for meat lovers. If you’ve ever had ribs glazed with chocolate, this dish is for you. It is an absolute must-try!

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To make the best coffee pork ribs, marinate the ribs for at least 2 hours. After the ribs are done marinating, toss them in flour. Fry until golden brown, then serve them with the sauce. Once the pork reaches the desired degree of doneness, it should fall off the bones easily. But before you serve it to your guests, make sure that you marinate the pork in advance.

For the best results, roast the pork ribs in a hot oven for 20 to 30 minutes. If you’re using an air fryer, set the temperature to 180oC and spray the pan lightly with cooking spray. Place the pork ribs in the air fryer and cook them for 8 minutes on each side. If you prefer, you can deep-fry the rabinadoes. Once they are cooked, pour water into a separate pan. Combine coffee powder with sugar and oyster sauce. Stir to coat the ribs and serve immediately.

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Coffee Pork Ribs are a popular dish in Singapore. The ribs are roasted in coffee and served with sesame seeds. You can prepare the sauce by mixing a cup of coffee with two egg whites. Alternatively, you can use a tablespoon of dark soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and a pinch of salt to season the pork. If you’re using a coffee-based sauce, you can mix it with brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, and a dash of garlic and onion.

The best part of this recipe is that it’s easy to make. The marinated ribs weigh about a pound each. The coffee sauce is made from a mixture of 2 egg whites, cornstarch, and Asian oyster sauce. Then, you simply deep-fry them in the oil. The coffee ribs should be ready in about an hour. However, the ribs should be browned on the top when they’re in the oven.