The only sauces you need for this recipe are light soy sauce and Chinese cooking wine (aka Shaoxing wine). If you don't have this ingredient you can use dry sherry as a substitute. I know Chinese cooking wine is not as popular as soy sauce. But it a very widely used sauce in so many Chinese dishes. And it also changed my whole Chinese food game. So I highly recommend you to try it if you haven't tried already.Five-spice powder:
Another spice that I use more often in Chinese meat dishes. Especially in Chinese bbq meat. You can find this ingredient in any Asian grocery store. Or make it at home as I do. The homemade five-spice is very strong than store-bought five-spice powder.Air fryer time:
The time you need for the ribs to be fried varies depending on which type of ribs you use and according to your air fryer. Like ovens, most air fryers aren't accurate. Smaller the air fryer, outside fries so quickly because the burner is too close to food. So adjust your air frying time and temp accordingly. The good thing about air fryer is you can always pause it, take the basket out and see if they're done. And don't forget to flip them once when they're frying. And do not overcrowd the basket. I use a Ninja air fryer and for me, it usually takes 25-30 mins on 375F.If you like more Chinese food, check out my Chinese pork fried rice recipe, Chinese chop suey recipe, chicken and broccoli recipe, chili bean chicken recipes too.
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My new favorite way of making Chinese style pork ribs that tastes better than any takeout. Plus it's super easy to make. A must-try for Chinese food lovers
marinate the ribs with 3 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, baking soda, and few ginger slices. Leave it on the counter for 30 mins or up to a day in the fridge.
Add a bit of oil just to coat the ribs, mix, and then add 2 tbsp of corn starch to the ribs and mix well again to coat. If you feel like it's too watery then add a little bit more corn starch.
Now air-fry the ribs for 25 - 35 mins in 375 F. Flip them halfway through the frying. The time may vary depending on how thick your ribs are and your air fryer. So fry them until they are golden and cooked all the way through. Do not overcook, the meat would be too tough to chew.