Pupu-Style Spareribs

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Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on June 27, 2018. Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on November 27, 2006 and June 2011 Consumer Lines.



Pupu-Style Spareribs

  • 5 pounds spareribs
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large piece ginger root, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup oyster sauce


  1. Cut spareribs into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. In a large sauce pot, combine spareribs, garlic, ginger, and salt.
  3. Add water to cover spareribs, bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until spareribs are tender.
  4. Drain.
  5. Combine remaining ingredients and marinate spareribs in sauce overnight in the refrigerator.
  6. Place spareribs on rack of broiler pan and broil 3 inches from unit in electric oven for 7 to 10 minutes, basting with remaining sauce.
  7. Turn and broil for 5 to 7 more minutes.

Makes 15 to 20 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (Based on 20 servings):
270 calories, 16 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 65 mg cholesterol, at least 900 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 17 g protein


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My family and friends absolutly love these. This is my favorite rib recipe! Always use the oyster sauce and let them marinate overnight. Just put them back on the grill about 25 minutes prior to eating and ladle some of the marinade over them to really get a finger licking goodness flavor coating!

by Flanders on 9/7/2020

Simply the best!…better than all the rest!

by ANONYMOUS on 8/3/2019