Caramelized Pork Ribs with Ginger in Soda – Sườn Kho Gừng với Coke

This is an easy and simple caramelized pork ribs dish that my family likes to eat with jasmine rice.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 60-80 minutes
  • Serving: 4-8


  • 1 can of 12 fl. oz Coca-Cola or Coke
  • 1.5 – 2.0 lb pork ribs (1.74lb)
  • 1 cup ginger – julienne
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Viet Huong fish sauce
  • 1 cup pure coconut water
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • black pepper (1/8th tsp)


1.  Peel and julienne ginger and chop pork ribs into short lengths about 2 inches long.

2.  In deep nonstick pan, heat oil, minced garlic, and ginger on high for a minute.

3.  Add in the pork ribs and 1 teaspoon salt.  Brown it for about 3 minutes. Stir well.

4.   Pour in the can of Coca-Cola or Coke.   Turn heat down to medium low (#4 on my GE Spectra stove).  Sprinkle in black pepper.   Set timer to 25 minutes.

15 minutes later….

27 minutes later….

You can turn off stove at 25 minutes if you want a little more sauce.  I cooked my ribs for 27 minutes.

5.  Transfer to plate and serve.  I love mixing the rice into the pan to coat it with the sauce.

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