Sweet and Sour Ribs

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Sweet and Sour Ribs

Alternative names 糖醋排骨
Pinyin Tang Cu Pai Gu
Type Braised
Course Main Course
Place of origin China
Region or state Zhejiang
Cooking Time <20 minutes


Sweet and Sour Ribs (Simplified Chinese: 糖醋排骨; Traditional Chinese: 糖醋排骨; Pinyin: Táng cù pái gǔ;). A popular dish in Zhejiang cuisine, Put one rack of ribs in the bowl, turning it with your hands so it gets covered with the sauce mixture. Leave the ribs to marinade for an hour. sweet and sour spare ribs (Chinese: 糖醋排骨; pinyin: tangcu paigu) are made using pork ribs that are lightly coated in sauce mixture and seasoned before being fried and served in a sweet and sour sauce.Restrictively, spare ribs are selected as the main ingredients. The popularity is not only due to its delicious taste but also its beautiful color.

Cooking with a combination of vinegar and sugar

The Americanized version uses a bright red sauce made from ketchup which is not-authentic. The authentic version is a clear sauce and it served with some sort of Chinese greens (spinach like). In Japan, this dish is known as "su-buta" or vinegared pork.[1]

Sweet and Sour Ribs


Chinese name: 糖醋排骨 (tang cù pái gǔ)
Style: Zhejiang Cuisine
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4
Difficult Medium difficulty
Taste: Sweet-and-Sour Characteristics: it is reddish in color, sweet and sour, and just a little salty.

This dish epitomizes the sweet and sour dishes of China. It is made from fresh pork ribs, which appear shiny and red after being cooked. It originated in Wuxi City of Jiangsu Province and has been popular in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces.

Sweet and Sour Ribs Origin

Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs is a common dish and yet one of the classic culinary delights of Su cuisine. The spare ribs are tender and juicy, with a sweet sour taste, and the dish is nutritious and healthy. Wuxi-style Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

Wuxi is located in the south of Jiangsu Province. Bordering Lake Taihu, the city is renowned for being the “land of fish and rice”. When mentioning Wuxi, Chinese people will always think of its famous local dish Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs. It is a common dish and yet one of the classic culinary delights of Su cuisine. The spare ribs are tender and juicy, with a sweet sour taste, and the dish is nutritious and healthy.[2]



Sweet and Sour Ribs Recipes

2 cups packed brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/3 cup water 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons ketchup 3 garlic cloves, minced 8 bone-in country-style pork ribs (3 inches thick and 8 ounces each)


In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and flour. Stir in the vinegar, water, soy sauce, ketchup and garlic. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Place ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with sauce. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Skim fat. Serve ribs with sauce.[3]

Sweet and Sour Ribs Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 468 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ASweet_and_sour_pork
  2. https://confuciusmag.com/sweet-sour-spare-ribs
  3. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/sweet-sour-pork-ribs/