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Stewed Pork Ribs Hot Pot in Zhengjiang Style

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鎮江排骨煲 Stewed Pork Ribs Hot Pot in Zhengjiang Style

This best-known pork ribs in Zhengjiang Style are widely accepted by Chinese people living around the world. This time I did an experiment with a hot pot. Actually, we can use a hot pot to cook various delicious foods. As for this stewed pork ribs in Zhengjiang Style, my hot pot made the pork ribs especially tender that nearly melted when they came into my mouth. Best of all, the Zhengjiang vinegar goes with the pork ribs wonderfully. No wonder this dish is very popular in Chinese community.

  • 650 gm pork ribs
  • 4-5 slices of ginger
  • a little of spring onion or coriander (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon light soya sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing rice wine(紹興酒)
  • 5 tablespoons Zhenjiang vinegar (鎮江醋)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon light soya sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  1. 1. Rinse and wipe dry pork ribs, then cut into pieces. Stir in marinade and leave for 15 minutes, then fry in plenty of hot oil till golden. Remove and absorb excess oil with clean kitchen towel paper.
  2. 2. Heat earthen pot and add in some oil to sauté ginger slices, sprinkle wine and pour in seasoning. Bring ingredients to a boil, then add in pork ribs and lower heat to stew till ingredients tender and sauce thicken. Finally, stir in ketchup, sprinkle spring onion and serve in pot.


  1. I made this dish tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I've recently moved to new zealand with my boyfriend and your recipes are super comforting as it reminds me so much of home. ( Hong Kong). Thank you so much for sharing them. Ling :o)

  2. @Ling:
    Glad that you love my recipe. Thanks for your feedback. Very encouraging.

  3. were you using spare rib or american ribs on this one?

  4. I love your recipes with the pork stew of course ...thankyou so much

  5. Is the ketchup necessary for the final stir in? And is it ketchup as found in the supermarket? Thanks~~!

    1. The ketchup is quite important to balance the sauce.
      You can get it in any supermarkets.