Mortimoto Asia at Disney Springs hasn’t been opened very long but everyone is already raving about the ribs (and just about everything else too!) I couldn’t wait to try and make these myself. They do take some time to make but well worth every minute in the kitchen! I doubled the recipe for my family.
Morimoto Asia Hoisin Chili Sticky Spare Ribs
Pork Rib Braise
Full rack spare ribs, about 16 ribs
White onion, roughly chopped
1/2 cup freshly chopped ginger
1/4 cup freshly chopped garlic
1/4 cup cooking wine
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup tamarind paste (purchased at a local Asian market)
Hoisin Chili Sauce
1/2 cup hoisin (purchased at a local Asian market)
1 1/2 cups sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup rice Vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce (purchased at a local Asian market)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Frying and Garnish
Oil for frying
2 cups of cornstarch
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
- Preheat oven to 250°F. Place ribs in baking pan and add onion, ginger, garlic, cooking wine and oil. Cover with water, then gently stir in tamarind paste.
- Cover with foil and bake 3 ½ hours or until meat easily pulls away from the bone.
- Remove from oven and cool in braising liquid until cool enough to handle. Slice into individual ribs.
For hoisin chili sauce:
Whisk together ingredients in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Heat oil to 350°F.
- Lightly coat each rib in cornstarch and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Place on a wire rack to drain and cool slightly.
Toss with hoisin chili sauce, top with cilantro and serve immediately. After topping with sauce, put them under the broiler for a few minutes to get extra crisp.