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Char Siu


These delicious rich, red spareribs are a favorite thanks to the Chinese immigrants to Hawaii.


  • 1 1/2 pounds spareribs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red bean curd sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed


Prepare a marinade by combining all of the ingredients except the spareribs themselves. Marinate the spareribs 12-24 hours, turning the ribs over several times.

About an hour before serving, bake spareribs at 325 degrees. After a half hour, turn and baste the spareribs. Continue cooking for about another half hour or until spareribs reach an internal temperature of 155°F to 160°F.

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