Curry Pork Ribs

Curry Pork Ribs, a cherished zi char delight, captivates the palate with its bold and aromatic flavors, offering a harmonious blend of succulent meat and rich curry spices. This dish features tender pork ribs simmered in a fragrant curry sauce that showcases an intricate balance of savory, spicy, and sometimes slightly tangy notes. The marriage of the tender pork and the hearty curry creates an enticing sensory experience that appeals to those seeking a flavorful and satisfying meal. Loved for its robust taste and the comforting warmth of curry, Curry Pork Ribs have secured their place as a well-liked zi char favorite, delivering a bold and indulgent culinary experience that continues to enthrall diners seeking a comforting yet exciting dish. 

Why People Love Curry Pork Ribs

Curry Pork Ribs is a favourite among Singaporeans due to its unique and irresistible flavours. The blend of spices used in the marinade and curry sauce creates a distinctive aroma and taste that is both fragrant and savoury. The tender and juicy meat of the pork ribs complements the creamy curry sauce, making it a comforting and satisfying dish. 

The dish is also versatile, and it can be easily adapted to suit different tastes and preferences. Additionally, Curry Pork Ribs is a great dish for sharing, making it a popular choice for family gatherings and social events. 

What You Need For Your Curry Pork Ribs:

Making Curry Pork Ribs yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 1 kg pork ribs 
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder 
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder 
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder 
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder 
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder 
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste 
  • 1 onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 tomato, chopped 
  • 400ml coconut milk 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil for frying

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Servings: 4-6 

How To Cook Curry Pork Ribs

Step 1

In a large bowl, mix together the curry powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, chili powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, and salt. Add the pork ribs to the bowl and coat them well with the spice mixture. Let the pork ribs marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for a more intense flavour.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes until the tomatoes have softened.

Step 3

Add the marinated pork ribs to the pan and stir well. Cook the pork ribs for 10 minutes until they are browned on all sides.

Step 4

Pour the coconut milk into the pan and stir well. Bring the curry to a simmer, then cover and let it cook on low heat for 45 minutes, or until the pork ribs are tender and the curry has thickened.

Step 5

Serve the Curry Pork Ribs hot with steamed rice or bread. 

Serving Curry Pork Ribs with Other Dishes 

Traditionally, it is served with steamed rice or bread, such as naan or roti prata, to soak up the delicious curry sauce. However, if you want to try something different, you can also serve Curry Pork Ribs with other sides such as stir-fried vegetables, pickles, salad, roasted potatoes, or fried rice. These sides can add different textures and flavours to the dish, from the crunch of stir-fried vegetables to the tangy and refreshing taste of pickles. 

Nutritional/Health Benefits 

  1. Protein Source: Pork ribs provide a protein source essential for muscle growth, repair, and overall body functions. 
  2. Vitamins and Minerals: Pork ribs offer essential nutrients like B vitamins (B6, B12) for energy metabolism, zinc for immune support, and phosphorus for bone health. 
  3. Spice Blend: The curry spices used in the dish often include ingredients like turmeric, which can provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. 
  4. Healthy Fats: Depending on the cut, pork ribs can contain healthy fats that contribute to satiety, absorb fat-soluble vitamins, and promote heart health. 
  5. Complex Carbohydrates from Vegetables: If the curry includes vegetables, they can contribute complex carbohydrates that provide sustained energy. 
  6. Mineral Content: Pork ribs contain minerals like iron and selenium, which are important for oxygen transport and antioxidant defense. 
  7. Flavorful Cooking Method: The slow cooking of pork ribs in the curry sauce allows the flavors of the ingredients to meld, creating a rich and savory taste. 
  8. Balanced Meal Component: When served with a variety of colorful vegetables or whole grains, Curry Pork Ribs can contribute to a balanced meal with diverse nutrients. 
  9. Culinary Variety: The use of curry spices adds a distinct and bold flavor profile that can introduce variety to one’s diet. 

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang for an authentic zi char experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Curry Pork Ribs without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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