Rose’s Kitchen

Steam Pork Ribs With Salted Black Beans


 500g pork ribs

2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tbsp ‘tau see’

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 red chillies, sliced


2 tbsp Hua Teow Chiew

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp vetsin

2 tsp sugar

1 tbsp light soya sauce

1 tbsp cornflour

1 tbsp cooking oil


1.  Cut pork ribs into small cubes, place in a container with bicarbonate of soda and some water and leave to soak for 15 minutes.  Wash and drain dry.

2.  Wash ‘tau see’ (preserved black soya beans) to remove excess salt.

3.  Place pork ribs into a container, add in the chopped garlic, sliced chillies, ‘tau see’ and seasoning.  Mix thoroughly and leave to marinate for 15 minutes.

4.  Arrange pork ribs in a steaming bowl and steam over high heat for 15 minutes.


January 28, 2007 - Posted by | Meat


  1. What is Hua Teow Chiew?

    Thanks for sharing your recipes. My favorite is kueh koya.

    Comment by Angie | February 21, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hi Angie,
    Hua Teow Chiew is a chinese rice wine. If it is not available u can substitute with half amount of dry sherry.
    I enjoyed moulding out the cute little cookies. We used to sun them for days when oven was not available. Hope you will enjoy making them too.

    Comment by rose | February 22, 2007 | Reply

  3. Thanks for this site. I love it, but have trouble with some of the terms. This is my future son-in-law’s favourite dish, but I don’t know what tau see or vestin are. Do you have links to a glossary, or could you provide one on your site?

    Comment by Kikeena | May 2, 2007 | Reply

  4. Hi Kikeena,
    Ajinomoto, Vetsin or Vesop are brands of monosodium glutamate. You can omit or use it with reservations. Tau see are fermented black soya beans, they are sold in most supermarkets. If you do not like the strong flavour, use a small quantity will do. Will look into your request.
    With regards.

    Comment by roseskitchen | May 3, 2007 | Reply

  5. Hi Rose

    Is bicarbonate of soda same as baking soda which is in powdered form? What is the purpose of soaking the pork rib in bicarbonate of soda?

    Comment by Alicia Puan | September 23, 2008 | Reply

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