Balinese Pork Ribs

Main Ingredients

  • 300 grams pork ribs
  • Bumbu merah
  • Pork ribs marinate
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil

Marinate ingredients

  • 5 pieces lemongrass
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 knob ginger, peeled
  • 2 knobs galangal, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Bumbu Merah ingredients

  • 2 pieces shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 pieces red big chilli
  • 1 piece red small chilli
  • 2 pieces candlenut
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • White pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 piece lime or lemo


  • Pound all marinate ingredients and then marinate the pork ribs, place it into a plastic vacuum bag and rest it for a couple of hours.
  • After marinating, take out from the plastic vacuum bag and steam for 1 – 2 hours until the meat is tender.
  • Meanwhile, prepare your bumbu merah by blending or pounding all ingredients into a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry off the bumbu merah paste until cooked and squeeze the juice of lime or lemo at the end to balance the sugar taste.
  • Turn off the stove and set to one side.
  • Check your pork ribs, once the meat is cooked and tender, take out from the steamer, place it onto a plate, and then marinate with the cooked bumbu merah evenly.
  • Place it in a wire mess and grill for about 8 minutes on each side or until the paste is caramelized.
  • Take off from the wire mess and serve with lime cheek.
2,5 hours
2 - 4 portions