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Pork Spare Ribs with Bitter Melon Hot Pot

posted Feb 19, 2017, 11:02 PM by Amy Lee   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 11:02 PM ]
Pork Spare Ribs with Bitter Melon Hot Pot
This traditional Chinese dish combines unexpected ingredients such as bitter melon and fermented black bean with savory stir fried pork spare ribs.  The spare rib is cut up into (bone-in) bite size pieces and cooked until it is almost falling off the bones.  For those of you not familiar with bitter melon, it is considered a fruit.  This fruit’s flesh is crunchy and watery in texture like a cucumber.  The bitter taste can be off putting for those trying it for the first time, not unlike beer!  But paired with the right protein, it can be surprisingly delicious.  The fusion of inspired flavors makes this dish a one-of-a-kind treat for your palate, and is a unique and memorable dish.  We scoop everything into a metal hot pot and put over medium heat.  The pot is lined with lettuce to avoid the all the goodness from sticking to the bottom.  Bring the hot pot to a boil and it will be served sizzling & steaming HOT!