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Singapore Coffee Ribs

Coffee for the main course? Don't mind if we do. Check out this epic recipe for Singapore Coffee Ribs.

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Singapore Coffee Ribs


for 4 servings

  • 1 lb pork spareribs (500 g)

Pork Seasoning:

  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons corn flour
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • oil, for deep-frying


  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 dried chillies

To Garnish:

  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch coriander, picked
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed
  • 1 fresh red chilli, julienned

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 581
  • Fat 37g
  • Carbs 39g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Sugar 25g
  • Protein 22g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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  1. Mix all the pork seasoning ingredients together and toss with the pork spare rib cubes.
  2. Set aside and let it marinade in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil to about 165C and fry the pork rib cubes until a deep golden colour.
  4. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a frying pan and bring to a simmer.
  5. Reduce until the sauce thickens and thinly coats the back of a spoon.
  6. Add the pork spare rib cubes into the pan and toss to coat evenly. Reduce further until the sauce becomes a sticky glaze.
  7. Remove the dried chillies and cinnamon stick before serving.
  8. Arrange the pork spare rib cubes on a plate and garnish with sesame seeds, spring onion, coriander and thin strips of red chilli.
  9. Enjoy!
Singapore Coffee Ribs