For many, a day is incomplete without a cup of coffee. So it’s no surprise that we dedicate one day out of the year to celebrate our favorite caffeinated beverage. But instead of fueling you with more drinks, we’re celebrating International Coffee Day with a savory Singaporean recipe—coffee pork ribs. This dish was developed by celebrity chef Sam Leong; and since then, it’s become a household name in Singapore.
For the meat, we recommend using pork baby back ribs. (Ask your butcher!) This recipe is very easy to make. Plus, it doesn’t need anything fancy; everything you need is probably already in your pantry. It has a good balance of sweet and salty. It’s not that spicy, but you can put some chilis to remedy that. Though you might not detect the coffee flavor, it has a kick to it that tells you it’s there. A serving for two costs only PHP132.14 per person. You can totally add a side dish of your choice (aka rice), and you’d still be under budget.