Shanghai Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

Almost every Shanghai Mom could make the sweet and sour spare ribs in her own style and flavor.

Pork meat provides people with high-quality protein and fatty acid. Heme (organic iron) and cysteine contained in pork meat could promote iron absorption and improve iron-deficiency anemia. Pork ribs not only contains protein, fat, vitamin, but is also rich in calcium phosphate, ossein and mucin etc., and could provide Ca for children and old people.



Rice: 100g   White radish: 1    Bacon: 2 pieces   Salt: 2g   Chicken powder: a little



  1. Put the pork ribs into the pot, add in water and boil it up. Fish them out after the color changes.
  2. Put the pork ribs into the electric pressure cooker, add in shallot, ginger, garlic, anise, cinnamon, rice wine, salt, dark soy sauce, chicken powder, sesame oil and proper amount of water to cover the ribs. Then select the beef brisket and sheep meet function buttom, and set the time to 30 minutes. The ribs should be stewed till the meet could be easily poked with chopsticks.
  3. Mix the white sugar and vinegar, add in dark soy sauce, and stir evenly.
  4. Fish the ribs from the electric pressure cooker, and drain the water off, then fry them in the oil for a while.
  5. Pour out the needless oil, leave the ribs and a bit oil in the pan, then add in the shallot, ginger, garlic, anise and cinnamon again, add in the sweet and sour soup prepared in step 3, stir them evenly.