Monday, June 30, 2014

Braised Pork Ribs in 1234 Sauce (高升排骨)

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If you plan to spend less time in kitchen with great meal do consider this zero fumes cooking dish. The 1234 is referring to gradual increase amount of ingredients used in braising sauce; 1 wine, 2 vinegar, 3 sugar and 4 soya sauce. Once the ribs are tender make sure to cook further till sauce thicken as this will give flavourful and sticky sweet ribs. Hope you like it. Happy cooking!

Adapted with minor changes from 小小米桶的零油烟厨房cookbook, 高升排骨
1kg pork ribs (about 4cm length cut)
4 pips garlic
4 slices ginger

~1234 sauce
1 tablespoon cooking wine
2 tablespoons black vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoon soya sauce
500ml water

1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Put in ribs and blanch for about 5 minutes. Drain and wash with tap water till clean.

2. Put in clean ribs in cooking pot together with garlic, ginger slices, 1234 sauce and water. Cook over high heat. Once boiled, reduce to low heat, continue to braise for about 1 hour with lid on (check from time to time and stir the ribs).

3. Once the meat is fork tendered, turn on to high heat. Cook further with lid off to thicken the sauce. It takes about 15 minutes. Dish out and enjoy!


  1. hi vivian, that's an easy to remember recipe..hehe..thx for sharing

  2. Vivian, I love all the ingredients! Will try this as I know it is delicious!

  3. Hi Vivian, great way to cook 1234 pork ribs just by braising. I love to cook 'fume less' in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing. These ribs look delicious.

  4. Hi Vivian, can I substitute the black vinegar with rice vinegar or lemom vinegar?

  5. May I ask how I do tell the butcher on the type of pork rib?


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