|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm)|
|Fish sauce||4 Tablespoon|
|Freshly ground black pepper||To Taste|
|Pork spareribs||1 Kilogram|
|Boiled rice||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Nuoc cham sauce||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)|
Finely chop the spring onions, including some of the green tops, and garlic with the sugar. Add the fish sauce and black pepper and mix well. Put the spareribs into a flat dish and spoon over the mixture, turning to coat thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap, leave to marinate at least 2 hours. Place on a rack in a roasting pan, spoon over the seasoning mixture and roast in a hot oven 200C (400F) for 35-40 minutes. Cut the ribs into strips. Put the rice in a serving dish, top with spareribs, decorate with sliced cucumber and sprinkle over a little of the Nuoc Cham Sauce. Accompany with the remaining sauce in a bowl. Serves 4.