• Foodland Farms Ala Moana
  • 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
  • (808) 949-5044
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    • 4 pounds pork spareribs or pork rib tips cut into 2 inch pieces
    • 2⁄3 cups apple cider vinegar
    • 1 1⁄2 cup water
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1⁄4 cup shoyu
    • 6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 2
    • 1⁄4 cup chinese fermented black beans, rough chopped
    • 20 ounces can pineapple chunks
    • 1 cup daikon, peeled, cut long ways into quarters, then sliced 1/8 inch thick.
    • flour, for dredging spareribs
    • 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
    • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 2-1/2 tablespoons water


    1. Cut spareribs into 1.5"2" pieces or have your butcher cut the ribs for you. 2. Dredge spareribs in flour and brown them in a thick gauge pot large enough to hold all the ribs. You will probably have to brown the ribs in small batches. 3. When all ribs are browned, place spareribs back into pan and add in the cider vinegar, water, salt, sugar, shoyu, garlic, ginger and Chinese black beans. 4. Bring to a boil then simmer gently until the ribs are tender, approximately 1 1 ½ hours. 5. Add pineapple chunks with juice into pan and sliced dikon and cook until the dikon in tender. 6. Combine cornstarch with water and add to spare ribs. Bring sauce to a full boil to properly thicken the cornstarch. Notes This dish is best when cooked a day in advance.