• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 800g lamb ribs, cut into 4 cm lengths
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • Seasoning (A)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • (B)
  • 15g ginger, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 star anise
  • 5cm cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp Szechuan peppercorns (fah chiew)
  • 2 pieces chao guo
  • 3 dried chillies
  • 1 tsp cekur powder
  • (C)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Sauce (D)
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp H P sauce
  • 1 tbsp Shao Hsing Hua Tiau wine
  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar or to taste
  • 100ml freshly squeezed orange juice


  1. Marinate lamb pieces with seasoning (A). Leave aside for 10-15 minutes. Heat oil in a wok and deep-fry marinated lamb ribs over medium low heat until golden brown. Dish out and drain from oil.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a saucepan, fry ingredients (B) until fragrant. Add prefried lamb pieces and ingredients (C). Pour in enough water to cover the meat.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove ribs and drain well in a colander. Retain the stock.
  4. Sprinkle ribs with cornflour and deep-fry in hot oil until golden brown. Dish out and leave aside.
  5. Reheat lamb stock and add combined sauce ingredients (D) to mix. Simmer until sauce is reduced. Return the lamb ribs to the sauce and stir well to coat the ribs with the sauce.
  6. Dish out and serve.

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