Crush garlic and ginger root; then combine with remaining ingredients.
Add to spareribs and marinate. VARIATIONS: Rub the spareribs first with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon sugar. Let stand 1 hour; then marinate.
Reduce the soy sauce to 3/4 cup; increase the sherry to 1/4 cup.
Reduce the sugar to 1 teaspoon and add 1/2 teaspoon Five Spices. For the sherry, substitute brandy.
Add 2 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons of either hoisin sauce or applesauce.Servings: