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Swet and Sour Rib Tips-1

Rib tips have a fond place in my heart that stems from living in New York City during my teens and early 20s.    I had the nearest Chinese restaurant on speed dial.  I ordered so often that they knew who I was and what I wanted.  They would answer the phone by saying my order then promptly hang up; if I wanted to try something different, I would have to call back to change my order.  Pork fried rice with half fried chicken was the go-to item and it was only $5; that’s one of the things that I miss most about living in NYC – good, cheap food.  On some occasions I would order rib tips, there was something about the sweet sauce on the outside that clung to the fried rib tips.  I would then soak it in hot sauce and duck sauce before feasting; it was simple, delicious and satisfied both my hunger and taste buds.Swet and Sour Rib Tips-1-5

I find myself years later cooking my version of Chinese at home.  No, it’s not exactly like what I ate many years ago.  Some dishes are better and some just not quite there, either way I keep trying.  I shared a recipe for Char Sui Rib Tips here on the blog so be sure to check it out, its perfection.  This time around I cooked it a bit differently and coated it in a sweet and sour sauce – it’s a bit more sweet than sour but perfectly balanced.  Craving satisfied.Swet and Sour Rib Tips-1-3