Pai Gwat Siu Mai

Spare Ribs Siu Mai

Preparation info

  • About

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

Is there anyone who does not adore Chinese-style spare ribs? Not likely, nor can a Cantonese restaurant be found that doesn’t have spare ribs on the menu. But not these spare ribs. Dim sum-style spare ribs are neither barbecued nor broiled, but are steamed with black beans.


  • pounds of spare ribs (net weight after cutting and trimming)


  1. Trim the spare ribs and cut them into 1½-inch cubes.

  2. Add spare rib pieces to the marinade. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Place the spare ribs and the marinade in a heatproof dish and steam for 30 minutes or until done.

  4. Place the spare ribs in a serving dish and garnish with a sprinkling of red pepper slices,