Easy Thai Pork Spare Ribs

This is a very easy and extremely tasty way to make authentic Thai pork spare ribs.

Ingredients for the pork

  • +/- 1.2kg good quality pork spare ribs
  • Ground white pepper for seasoning
  • Salt for seasoning

Ingredients for the Thai marinade

  • 50ml oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp caster sugar (or any fine sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp water
Ingredients for the marinade and garnish

Ingredients for the garnish

  • Fresh coriander sprigs
  • Thai basil sprigs
  • 1 long, fresh, red chilli chopped


Preheat the oven to 180°C.

On a large piece of foil, place the pork ribs and season well on both sides with the salt and white pepper. Wrap the pork tightly and add another piece of foil on top to secure it completely and make sure no juices escape.

The ribs on foil and seasoned with white pepper and salt

Bake for 2 hours until the pork is tender.

Let the pork cool down and put it in the fridge overnight (or if you are in a hurry, just let it cool down completely).

Place the oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar and water in a small bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Remove the ribs from the foil and grill over medium coals, basting and turning the ribs often. Grill until the ribs are golden brown.

Grilled golden brown

Transfer to a platter and serve with the coriander, basil and chilli as garnish.

Optional egg noodle stir fry

We decided to serve the ribs on top of an egg noodle stir fry with bell peppers, green beans, shitaki mushrooms, red onion, spring onion and grilled corn.

Ingredients for the egg noodle stir fry

Paired with a bottle of Rickety Bridge Brut Rosé MCC, this dish was well received.

Well balanced and delicious

….and then also served here with egg fried rice and a tomato and plum salad

Ribs with egg fried rice and a tomato and plum salad