Coffee Pork Ribs (Recipe)

Photo and recipe credit: MEATMEN COOKING CHANNEL

This is definitely one of those ‘you gotta try it to believe it’ recipes. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon brunch with family and loved ones. Best paired with a cup of bright, tart, and nutty Prosperoo from Hook (which will be leaving our coffee menu at the end of the month!)

We haven’t gotten down to experimenting with every Coffee Pork Ribs recipe there is out there but we’re most inclined to this one by The Meat Men simply because of how mouthwatering their video is. Check them out here.


  • 500g pork ribs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 2 tbsp potato starch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • Oil for deep-frying


  • 32g of freshly roasted coffee, ground super fine (The Meat Men used instant coffee because it dissolves in water but if you’d like a more aromatic and flavoursome dish and are okay with a grainier sauce, freshly roasted coffee is always better)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp water


  1. Cut 500g pork ribs into strips
  2. Add
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ½ tsp sugar,
    • 2 tbsp oyster sauce,
    • 1 tsp sesame oil,
    • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda,
    • 2 tbsp rice flour,
    • 2 tbsp potato star
    • 3 tbsp water,
    • 1 egg (beaten)
  3. Mix well and let it marinate for 1 hour
  4. For coffee sauce mix in a bowl
    • 2 packets instant coffee
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste)
    • 1 tbsp minced garlic
    • 1 tbsp rice wine (optional)
    • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
    • 3 tbsp water
  5. Mix well and set aside
  6. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, deep-fry pork ribs till golden brown
  7. Drain and set aside
  8. Add coffee sauce mixture to a pan
  9. Cook until it thickens
  10. Add pork ribs, toss and let sauce coat evenly
  11. Garnish with chopped chilli padis and fresh coriander



leave your comments below on this recipe if you have tried it!

Have a happy Sunday!


Team Hook

One Comment Add yours

  1. Alex says:

    Perhaps you should try making the recipe, not just depend on how it looks in the video, before recommending it. Definitely underwhelming. *And you missed out an egg in the original ingredient list.


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