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Pork Spare Ribs - Adobo recipe

Jaime Inez
Pork ribs are a popular cut of meat in both Asian and Western cuisine. They are derived from the ribcage of a domestic pig and are usually prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking. Some people also grill and barbecue the ribs. Read on to learn how to barbecue and smoke pork spit ribbings. Here are some tips for cooking pork ribs.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings
Calories 388 kcal


  • 1 kg Pork spare ribs
  • 5-7 cloves Garlic crushed and chopped
  • 1 whole Onions chopped
  • ½ cup Soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 50 g Butter
  • ½ tbsp Whole peppercorns
  • 45 pcs Dried bayleaf
  • ½ cup Water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Cooking oil


  • Put oil in a heated wok.
  • Saute the garlic under medium to high heat.
  • Put in the onions when the garlic turns golden.
  • When the onions sweat, put in the pork spare ribs.
  • Fry the pork for about 15 minutes until they release fats and turn a bit charred.
  • Put in the soy sauce, vinegar and whole peppercorns.
  • Add the water and let it boil for another 10-15 minutes under low heat.
  • Close the lid and wait until the meat tenderises. Avoid opening the wok and just let it cook.
  • After 10 minutes, add in the bay leaves.
  • When the pork is tender enough as per your preference, add sugar and butter.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Turn off the heat and keep the lid on.
  • Serve with hot steamy rice.



See if the pork is tender. If not yet, add another 5 minutes to get the texture that you desire. I for one go for the meat off the bone kind of cook. It usually takes 15 minutes for me. Add a little water if need be.
Keyword pork, pork ribs