Best-Ever Sticky Asian Ribs
Unbelievably delicious and bursting with salty-sweet flavor! These juicy ribs will keep you coming back for more!
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 4-6
  • 2½-3 lbs pork ribs
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • salt
  • Marinade/Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp ginger, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, diced
  • Garnish: sesame seeds and chopped green onion
  1. Fill a large pot halfway full with water. Stir in the vinegar and 2 tsp of salt, then add in the pork ribs. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sugar, ketchup, lemon juice, honey, ginger, and garlic. Whisk to combine.
  3. Place the cooked ribs in a large ziplock bag and pour on the marinade. Marinate for 4-6 hours, turning occasionally to mix.
  4. Barbecue the ribs till slightly charred, reserving the marinade.
  5. In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the marinade to a boil, then reduce the heat and let thicken. Drizzle over the ribs.
  6. Serve hot!
*You can find hoisin sauce in most grocery stores in the asian isle.
*It's 100% mandatory for maximum yum factor to reserve the marinade and thicken it as a sauce. Smother those ribs!
*You will most likely have extra sauce. Pour it on rice, chicken, salmon, etc to transform those dishes into winners as well!
Recipe by Apple of My Eye at