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serving Chinese-style pork asado with a spoon from a skillet
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Pork Spareribs Macao-style Asado

Pork Spareribs Macao-style Asado with sweet and savory flavors you'll love with steamed rice. This Chinese-style pork dish is easy to make in one pot and sure to be a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asado, pork spare ribs
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 737kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 pounds pork spare ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 pieces star anise
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add pork and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned.
  • Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds or until aromatic.
  • Add water and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, skimming any scum that floats on top.
  • Add star anise and bay leaves.
  • Lower heat, cover, and continue to cook until meat is tender.
  • Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Continue to simmer until sauce is reduced.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


Calories: 737kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 1811mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.3mg