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Pork Ribs with Chilli Garlic and Lemongrass

I love pork ribs and especially when it is made Vietnamese style.  My favourite is Pork Ribs wtih Chilli Garlic and Lemongrass which is so easy to make.     My mum usually made this for me when I lived at home and now since I moved out it has become a regular dish at mine :).   It's so satisfying with hot jasmine rice on the side and also you can add some Asian vegetables with it like bok choy or even mustard greens topped with light soy sauce.

I used a lot of chill in this dish cause I love my dishes really spicy.  If you are not a chilli fan omit it.  And don't add anymore salt cause the other sauces are pretty salty anyway.

What you will need:

1 kg of pork ribs
1 tbs fish sauce
1 tbs of light brown sugar
2 tbs ketchup manis (sweet soy sauce)
3 cloves of garlic, diced chopped finely
2 stalks of lemon grass, diced and chopped finely
2 chillis (chopped lengthways) or just use 2 tsps of already minced chilli from a jar
glug of oil (any)
coconut juice (clear not the coconut cream/milk) or you can use stock (unsalted)


Cut the pork ribs into sections and put aside
Combine fish sauce, ketchup manis, garlic and lemon grass (which is smashed flat with the outer leaves removed and slice it thinly), sugar, garlic and chilli and mix well to form a syrupy kind of paste.
Then mix the pork ribs with the mix you just made and leave to marinate for at least an hour in the fridge or better over night for deeper flavour.
Heat a wok and add oil.   Add in the marinated pork ribs and fry until brown each side.  Add in the stock or coconut juice and cover for 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked.
Serve with hot rice and vegetables.


  1. Very hearty. It has been so cold here, this is just perfect!

  2. This is definitely a keeper. Must eat extra rice with this delicious dish.

  3. This recipe looks soooo tasty and the ingredients are all on hand in my home except "fish sauce". As I have multiple food allergies I'm going to try it without. Happy blogging. :)

  4. i just love lemongrass !! Have a good day this is a beautiful summer here in Paris !! Pierre

  5. Look great and delicious dish..you might all think that im crazy but it go really nicely with fries rice....

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  7. I love the flavors in this! I bet they are tender and delicious. The spicier the better!

  8. You have 2 of my favorite ingredients in there, pork ribs and lemongrass! Will try this out soon...yum!

  9. Hi, thank you for your great post. I really appreciate the efforts you have put in your blog .It is interesting and helpful. Good luck with it!!!

  10. Yum, i think your pork ribs recipe sounds really tasty. Thanks for sharingit.

  11. Excellent recipe!! I like so much pork, actually I'd like to prepare it during Christmas celebration because I know it's a different dish to serve in Christmas and my relatives will be so glad about it.