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Deep-Fried Sticky Ribs

Juicy, fall-off-the-bone ribs are coated in a sweet and savory sauce are baked to pefection. These sticky ribs are the perfect finger food for any gathering, and the addition of sesame seeds and green onions gives them a delicious twist.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
97% would make again
Deep-Fried Sticky Ribs


for 5 servings


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (60 mL)
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce (70 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ rack baby back ribs
  • oil, for frying

Sticky Sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce (60 mL)
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce (60 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ cup honey (170 mL)


  • toasted sesame seed, to taste
  • green onion, thinly sliced, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 334
  • Fat 23g
  • Carbs 21g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 15g
  • Protein 10g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl, prepare marinade - mix soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, Sriracha, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, and the ribs.
  2. Marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat oven to 275˚F (190˚C).
  4. Bake ribs on a baking sheet for 30 minutes.
  5. Make the sticky sauce in a saucepan by combining soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and honey. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sauce has thickened, about 30 minutes.
  6. Heat oil for frying to 350˚F (180˚C).
  7. Place ribs into the oil a few at a time and fry for 4 minutes, flipping them occasionally. Drain on a paper towel.
  8. Toss fried ribs in the sticky sauce and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onions.
  9. Enjoy!
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Deep-Fried Sticky Ribs