Wash spareribs, clean and trim off any excess fat. Chop into 4-5cm pieces. Marinate with seasoning (A) for 2-3 hours or preferably overnight.
Heat oil in a wok and deep-fry ribs for 2 minutes. Remove and drain.
Heat ½ tablespoon oil in a clean wok and pour in sauce ingredients (B). Bring to a boil. Return ribs to the wok and mix well. Pour in water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 40-45 minutes or until ribs are tender. Thicken sauce with corn flour mixture.