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Pork Ribs with Bitter Melon

1 large bitter melon, remove seeds and cut into 1/4 x 1 inch strips
1 lb. baby pork ribs, cut into bit size
2 tbs. sweet potato flour
1 tbs. minced garlic
1 tsp. sugar or 1 pkg. Equal
1 tbs. rice wine
1 tbs. soy sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Sesame oil
3 cups water
Dash of five-spice powder
Cooking Oil for deep frying

  1. In a small bowl, mix potato flour, garlic, sugar, rice wine, soy sauce, Sesame oil and five-spice.
  2. Marinate ribs in season mixture for 15 minutes.
  3. In a large pot, heat cooking oil to 320 degree.
  4. Deep fry bitter melon until cooked, remove and drain.
  5. Fry ribs in oil until golden brown, remove and drain.
  6. In a mid-size pot, bring water, ribs, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. Sugar to boil.
  7. Arrange bitter melon strips in a serving bowl, place a layer of ribs and some sauce. Steam over high heat for 40 minutes.
  8. Invert the bowl onto serving plat and serve. Serve with steamed rice.

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