Heat the oil in a wok or large frypan over high heat. Add the ginger and peppercorns and stir-fry. When fragrant, add the spare ribs and stir-fry until the meat turns light pink.
Add the chilli bean sauce, soy sauce and salt and stir thoroughly. Add the star anise and water; stir. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 25 minutes until the ribs are well done and the pan is almost dry.
Add the onion and stir fry for a few minutes. Transfer to a dish and serve.
is there a necessity of bringing a pot of water to boil, mix in the pork ribs, ginger etc and take off the scum on top, let boil for abt 30mins to make it soft and easily to stir fry afterwards? - 10 Oct 2016