Pork Spare Ribs are a variety of ribs taken from the belly
side of the pig’s rib cage above the sternum (breast bone) and below the
back ribs which extend about 6″ down from the spine. Spare ribs are
flatter than the curved back ribs and contain more bone than meat. They
also tend to contain a good bit of fat, which can make the ribs more
tender than baby back ribs.
This style of ribs is often prepared in Southern American Barbeque as well as Asian and American Chinese style ribs.