Braised Pork Ribs in Soy Sauce


  • 2-2 1/2 pounds spare ribs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3-4 slices Ginger
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons anka sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons Water
  • Wash the ribs with warm water and cut between bones into small pieces. Soak ribs in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain, rinse and drain.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the Instant Pot pressure cooker , select “Saute” function and adjust to “High”.
  • Sauté green onion, ginger, anise and cloves for 1 minute.
  • Add anka sauce or red yeast rice and ribs, stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add cooking wine and stir a few times. Add in the light and dark soy sauces, salt, water and honey.
  • Cover the lid and place the pressure valve to “Seal” position. Press “Manual” button and set 35 minutes of cooking time.
  • When the program is done, wait allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes. Slowly release the remaining pressure then open the lid.
  • Select “Sauté” and set temperature to “high”, stir occasionally until the sauce is reduced to 1/4 of its volume.
  • Place the cooked meat into to a serving bowl, serve immediately over rice. Yummy!
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