500g spare ribs, cut into pieces
2 star anise (八角)
4cm cinnamon stick (桂皮)
5 dried chillies, cut into pieces
3 pieces of dried bean curd stick (支竹或腐竹), soaked and cut into pieces (a.k.a tofu skin, bean skim, yuba)
1/2 tbsp oil
Seasoning Mixture :
2 tbsp Shaoxing wine (绍兴酒)
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1. Heat up one or two tbsp oil in a skillet, saute star anise and cinnamon stick until fragrant. Then add in dried chillies, spare ribs and stir well.
2. Add in seasoning and simmer at medium heat for 30 minutes. Add in the soften bean curd stick and simmer for 15 minutes or until spare ribs are tender. Dish up and serve hot with steamed rice.
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