Home style pork spare ribs with soy sauce, wine and vinegar (FODMAP friendly, gluten free option)

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Pork spare ribs are inexpensive in Sydney, a fraction of the cost of pork ribs.  It is one of the most popular cuts of pork for Asian food, lovely when slow cooked in a rich salty, sweet and sour sauce.

Here is our dinner tonight – pork spare ribs braised in a soy sauce, red wine,sesame oil  and vinegar, with a hint of ginger and cumin.

Home style pork spare ribs with soy sauce, wine and vinegar (FODMAP friendly, gluten free option)

Recipe is as follows:


  • 1kg pork spare ribs (or pork belly), cut to 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1 cup of dark soy sauce (use gluten free soy sauce for a GF option)
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar (FODMAP diet) or balsamic vinegar (non FODMAP diet)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 10 g ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • cooking oil
  • some green shallot (scallion), sliced to garnish  (FODMAP diet use the green part only), to garnish
  • Sesame seeds, toasted, to garnish
  • 1 tsp corn flour


  • Bring a frying pan to hot temperature, add a little cooking oil and sliced ginger; brown pork spare ribs on both side; add dark soy sauce, red wine, vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, cumin; if the meat is not fully covered, add a little water.
  • Cover the frying pan with a lid and bring to boil; simmer for approximately 60 minutes on low heat until the meat is juicy and tender; season with a little salt if desired.
  • Transfer the meat to a clean dish, reserve the liquid.
  • Mix the corn flour and a little water to form a thick mixture
  • Bring the liquid to a slow boil in the frying pan; add the corn flour mixture and stir; the sauce should thicken very quickly; set aside to cool
  • Bring some cooking oil to medium heat in a clean frying pan; pan fry the spare ribs lightly on both side to brown; transfer the meat to a serving plate; garnish with green shallot and sesame seeds.
  • Serve the capsicum and sauce over the pork spare ribs, or on the side.



One thought on “Home style pork spare ribs with soy sauce, wine and vinegar (FODMAP friendly, gluten free option)

    thecookingart said:
    July 28, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Great post! The food looks absolutely delicious!


    Liked by 1 person

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