Crispy Five Spice Pork Ribs

Crispy Five Spice Pork Ribs are twice deep fried marinated pork ribs, I am not sure where this dish originated but I had tried it in several Chinese restaurants here in New Zealand. It can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish but this crispy delight is definitely best with an ice cold beer, so if itโ€™s a game night or you have some drinking party with your friends try this out, it is so simple to make and definitely be a big hit.

Crispy Five Spice Pork Ribs
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Serves: 5-6
  • 1½ kg pork spare ribs, separated into individual rib
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • oil
  • 2 tbsp Five Spice Powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup Chinese cooking wine
  • salt
  1. Combine together marinade ingredients, mix well then set aside.
  2. Pat dry the pork ribs, place on a container then pour marinade. Make sure each rib is coated evenly. Marinate for 6 hours.
  3. Place rib on a flat surface, place cornstarch in a fine sieve then sprinkle cornstarch on one side, turn over then sprinkle the remaining cornstarch on the other side.
  4. Prepare a deep fryer or a large wok filled with oil, once oil is hot deep fry ribs in batches. Deep fry for 10 minutes.
  5. Let ribs cool off before deep frying for the second time, once it cools down deep fry the ribs again for 8-10 minutes or until crispy.
  6. Place in a paper lined plate to remove excess oil, and then serve.



16 Responses

  1. Must try these.
    ๐Ÿ˜‰ Mandy

  2. Alex says:

    Good morning! Which 5 spices are those?

  3. Oh my gosh you have outdone yourself Raymund! These are splendid and so is your photography! Stunning photo!

  4. Tessa says:

    Great idea!

  5. I imagine the crispy texture would make it hard to stop eating these babies — nothing left but a pile of bones if I had my way.

  6. I now have so many Super Bowl yum and this is definitely one of them. I have to share this tol. Thanks, Ray

  7. foodjaunts says:

    I love crispy ribs. Nice spicy accent with the cayenne.

  8. Reem says:

    This sounds lovely. .
    I’m thinking of using this with beef short ribs. .. Yum

  9. Michelle says:

    You’ve outdone yourself. Again.

  10. Dear Raymund,

    I can absolutely devour these ribs washed down with a few cold beers! Love porks recipes with 5 spice flavours.

  11. i’ve heard of chinese 5 spice used in cooking ngohiong also.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. i love everything with 5 spice powder. The ribs look so flavorful and succulent! Thanks for sharing it.

  13. bonz says:

    a must try! ๐Ÿ™‚ i’ll be grabbing your recipe, i want to try it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Kristy says:

    You are killing me with these pork recipes. This looks amazingly good. I love Chinese 5 spice powder. It has to be incredible with ribs.

  15. Oh my gosh, how did I miss this? Even if Superbowl is over, I am still making this. Thanks for sharing these crispy five spice ribs, Raymund! Ang sarap!

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