Cantonese Style Baked Spare Ribs

A Classic Cantonese Formula
Tomato Catsup Meets Hoisin Sauce


How to cook delicious Cantonese style baked spare ribs

Cantonese Style Baked Spare Ribs

There is no end of good recipes for Chinese-style Spare Ribs.  This one may be the best of them all — the decision is largely a matter of personal taste.  But they are very easy to make, delicious and the recipe is easy to follow and fool-proof.

The recipe was received many years ago from a Chinese-American friend of Cantonese origin living in San Francisco. It reflects the way her family made Spare Ribs, baked in an ordinary kitchen oven and in some ways cannot easily be improved upon. Continue reading

Lumpia – The Best Party Snack – Part II

Memories of Old Manila. Somehow Lumpia Shanghai has associations of Old Manila, the Spanish walled city of Intramuros and Binondo, the ancient Chinatown of Manila, where I first ate the dish. visiting our attorney in Manila, whose office was in the old Spanish walled city.

Our talk was a long one, and as lunch hour approached, he suggested we continue over lunch.  “We Filipinos like to cement relationships over meals,” he said.  “Let’s go to my favorite Chinese restaurant near here.”

The restaurant was in the old Chinese quarter of Binondo, near Intramuros. The streets in Intramuros and Binondo are so narrow, we went, not by care, but by horse carriage, the Filipino kalesa. The mid day sun was sweltering, as so often in Manila, and the humidity was off the scale. Continue reading