Salted Egg Pork Ribs

Salted Egg Pork Ribs, a beloved zi char specialty, entices with its irresistible blend of flavors and contrasting textures. This dish features tender pork ribs coated in a luscious and creamy salted egg yolk sauce, infusing the meat with a rich, savory profile and a hint of saltiness. The marriage of the succulent pork and the indulgent salted egg yolk creates a delightful medley that tantalizes the taste buds. Loved for its unique taste and the satisfying interplay between tender meat and creamy sauce, Salted Egg Pork Ribs have firmly established themselves as a sought-after zi char favorite, offering a decadent and unforgettable culinary experience that continues to captivate diners seeking an exquisite and indulgent treat. 

Why People Love Salted Egg Pork Ribs

Salted Egg Pork Ribs is a dish that appeals to many people for several reasons. Firstly, the salted egg yolk imparts a rich, creamy texture and flavour to the pork ribs. It adds a subtle saltiness to the dish that balances perfectly with the sweet and savoury marinade. 

Secondly, the pork ribs are cooked to perfection, resulting in tender and succulent meat that is packed with flavour.

The combination of juicy pork ribs and creamy salted egg yolk is truly irresistible. 

What You Need For Your Salted Egg Pork Ribs: 

Making Salted Egg Pork Ribs yourself

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


  • 600g pork ribs 
  • 2 salted egg yolks 
  • 2 tablespoons curry leaves 
  • 3 tablespoons butter 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch 
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Servings: 4 

How To Cook Salted Egg Pork Ribs

Step 1

Clean the pork ribs and pat them dry with a paper towel. In a bowl, mix the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and pepper until well combined. Add the pork ribs to the marinade and mix well. Set aside for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat a wok or frying pan over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the minced garlic, ginger, curry leaves, and salted egg yolks. Stir-fry until fragrant.

Step 3

Add the marinated pork ribs to the wok and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes until the meat is browned and caramelised. Pour in 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour until the pork ribs are tender and cooked through.

Step 4

Serve the Salted Egg Pork Ribs hot with steamed rice and your favourite vegetables. 

Serving Salted Egg Pork Ribs with Other Dishes 

Salted Egg Pork Ribs can be served with a variety of dishes to create a balanced meal. It is often paired with steamed rice, which helps to balance out the richness of the dish. 

Vegetables such as broccoli or bok choy can also be served on the side to add some freshness and colour to the plate. Additionally, some restaurants may serve it with a side of pickled vegetables or a simple salad. 

Nutritional/Health Benefits 

  1. Protein Source: Pork ribs provide a protein source essential for muscle growth, repair, and overall body functions. 
  2. Healthy Fats: Depending on the cut and cooking method, pork ribs can contain healthy fats that contribute to satiety, absorb fat-soluble vitamins, and support heart health. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Salted Egg Yolk Nutrients: Salted egg yolk is a source of essential nutrients such as protein, healthy fats, and vitamins A and D. 
  5. Flavorful Sauce: The creamy and savory salted egg yolk sauce adds flavor without relying heavily on added fats or excessive sodium. 
  6. Moderation: While indulgent, enjoying Salted Egg Pork Ribs in moderation can provide a satisfying treat without excessive caloric intake. 
  7. Texture Contrast: The combination of tender pork ribs and the rich, creamy sauce creates a satisfying textural contrast. 
  8. Balanced Meal Component: When served with a variety of colorful vegetables or whole grains, Salted Egg Pork Ribs can contribute to a balanced meal with diverse nutrients. 
  9. Decadent Indulgence: The unique and indulgent flavor profile of this dish often makes it a choice for special occasions and celebrations. 

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 Salted Egg 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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