About a kilo of spareribs, split
4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 tspn salt
1/2 tspn ground black pepper
1/2 tspn five spice powder
1 tbspn honey
1 tbspn sesame oil
3 tbspns light soy sauce
1/2 hot water
Combine the crushed garlic with salt, pepper, fvie spice, honey, sesame oil and soy. Put the meat into a roasting pan and rub the honeyed spices well into spareribs. Put the pan into a moderate oven, gas 4, and cook for about half an hour.
After 30 minutes, turn the pareribs, add hot water to the pan and continue roasting, basting every ten minutes for another half an hour or so, till the ribs are golden and sticky.
Serve with boiled rice and some plum sauce if you have it, and definitely lots of napkins.