Nuffnang Ads


Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Recently, I bought a pumpkin [about 1.3kg] to cook this dish and a dessert/drink [Pumpkin Barley Drink - tomorrow's post]. Both turned out lovely. I cut the pumpkin into half to get the pumpkin bowl and the other half was steamed and mashed into puree to cook the dessert.
The pork ribs are tasty, aromatic, savoury and not spicy eventhough red chilli is added. Overall taste blends well with the sweet pumpkin flesh. Nice dish to serve with rice. I served this dish with Tea Leaf Rice.
It is best to cook the pork ribs until soft before transferring to the pumpkin bowl so that the flavours are well absorbed by the pork ribs when the pumpkin is steamed.
Recipe adapted from the book Festive Temptations 
[serves 3-4]
½ pumpkin [about 400-500 gm] – seeds removed
300 gm pork ribs – cut bite size pieces
1 tbsp each of chopped ginger, garlic and fermented black beans
1 red chilli – chopped [I add some chopped dried red chillies]
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp fermented soy bean paste [taucheong]
1 tbsp each of cooking wine and light soy sauce
1 tsp each of sesame soil and sugar
¼ tsp pepper
100 ml water
  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, sauté chopped ingredients until aromatic.
  2. Add pork ribs and stir fry until well mixed with the ingredients.
  3. Add seasoning, stir fry to mix then add water.
  4. Bring to boil, then cover to simmer for 40 minutes or until pork ribs are tender.
  5. Thicken sauce with some cornstarch water.
  6. Transfer pork ribs and sauce mixture into pumpkin bowl.
  7. Steam over medium heat for 45 minutes or until pumpkin is cooked.
  8. Garnish with spring onions and chopped red chillies. Serve immediately with rice.
I'm submitting this post to the Best Recipes for Everyone
July 2015 Event : I have a date with "Pumpkin"
organized by Fion of XuanHom's Mom 
and co-hosted by Rachel
 photo 77951578-1914-4b72-8eda-9e40a91183ac_zps331eb4b4.jpg

I'm also submitting this post to Cook Your Books Event #25 [July 2015] hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this is very, very nice! The pork rib is very tasty marinated with black beans. Best part is the "bowl" can also be eaten!

Karen Luvswesavory said...

Hi Kimmy,
Lovely steamed pumpkin bowl with black beans spare ribs.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, it is really nice and I was rather surprised. My hubby gave a thumbs up, lol. The pork ribs are braised until tender and steaming it again with the pumpkin makes it even tastier. I was lucky to find the size of the pumpkin that fits my soup bowl, hehehe!

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, looks lovely and delicious to eat too. We enjoyed the tasty pork ribs and scrapped clean the pumpkin flesh from the skin. So soft and sweet.

rachel said...


Kimmy said...

Hi Rachel, you're welcome. Do try this dish. It is easy yet delicious. Can also be prepared earlier ahead of meal time.

Healthy Grocery said...

Check out nutritional facts, and prices of black beans from different grocery stores at

Nuffnang Ads

Blog Archive