Pares are an extremely delicious dish that is very popular in the Philippines, both in restaurants and street food. Commonly refers to beef or pork pares. A braised pork stew served with garlic fried rice and a bowl of soup. The meat melts in your mouth and the sauce perfectly matches the taste of the ingredients. Ribs are a perfect addition to this type of dish because the meat is delicious and the bones give the sauce a great flavor 🙂


1 kilo pork ribs (1 rack)
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 big red onion, cubed, divide into three
3-5 pieces of pepper balls
2 pieces of bay leaves
thumb of ginger, sliced
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
3 pieces of star anise
brown sugar, to taste
salt and pepper to taste
oil for cooking
fried garlic
sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
onion grass for garnish


Wash the ribs thoroughly and dry it with a paper towel. Slice in between the bones to cut the racks into individual ribs. In a large bowl combine, 2 cloves of garlic, one part of onion, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Add the sliced ribs and massage meat to fully incorporate. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results. Boil the marinated meat into a pot with another part of onion, pepper balls and bay leaves for 30-45 minutes or until it has softened. Do not over cook. Remove the meat from the pot and set aside. Do not throw the broth. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Saute ginger until golden brown. Stir in garlic and left onion and fry until onion turns into glassy. Add the meat and stir in for 5 minutes. Add a cup of broth, soy sauce and star anise. Simmer in a low heat for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to leave a little water for the sauce. Add sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds or fried garlic and onion grass. Serve with garlic fried rice and soup 🙂


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