Pork Spare Ribs Tinola Recipe + OPPO F1s Feature

Thursday, March 30, 2017

     Hello dearies! I've been trying to cook for the past few months because we temporarily moved to a condo unit but I can't get the hang of it. Hahaha! Good thing I have a husband who loves to cook that's why he's the master of our kitchen.

     For this feature, I'm going to share with you our favorite dish- Tinola but we are not using the usual ingredient. Our default Tinola is made of Pork Spare Ribs. I find it tastier and the meat is tender after cooking it using a pressure cooker. To make this Filipino dish picture perfect, I used my OPPO F1s phone in taking the photo of the ingredients and the finished product. Scroll down to see the recipe and why I recommend OPPO F1s in taking foodstagram-worthy photos :)

Pork Spare Ribs Tinola Recipe  + OPPO F1s Feature

     Tinola is a Filipino soup dish that is usually made with chicken as the main ingredient but in our recipe we'll replace the chicken meat with pork spare ribs. Best eaten with a plate of pipping hot rice plus a fish sauce with chili dipping on the side.

Pork Spare Ribs Tinola Recipe  + OPPO F1s Feature
photo taken using OPPO F1s

Pork Spare Ribs Tinola Recipe


1 kg. pork spare ribs
1 bunch fresh chili leaves, cleaned and removed from the stalk
2 medium green papaya cut into wedge size
2 thumbs ginger cut into small pieces (matchstick size)
1 medium onion peeled and sliced
5 cloves crushed garlic
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 pork cubes
6 cups of water
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons cooking oil

Pork Spare Ribs Tinola Recipe  + OPPO F1s Feature
photo taken using OPPO F1s 

Cooking Instructions:
  1. Heat the cooking oil in a pot.
  2. Saute the garlic, ginger, and onion and let it cook until onion is soft.
  3. Put-in the pork and then cook for 5 minutes or until it browns.
  4. Add the ground black pepper and stir.
  5. Pour in the water, add the pork cubes, and let it boil.
  6. Cover and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes or until the pork become tender. You may also use the pressure cooker to tenderize the meat.
  7. Add the green papaya and cook for five minutes
  8. Add the fish sauce and stir.
  9. Add the chili leaves. Cover the cooking pot and then turn the heat-off. The remaining heat will cook the chili leaves.
  10. Serve with piping hot rice.
  11. Add the fish sauce + chili condiment on the side.

Pork Spare Ribs Tinola Recipe  + OPPO F1s Feature
photo taken using OPPO F1s

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Pork Spare Ribs Tinola Recipe  + OPPO F1s Feature

Phone Specifications

1. Display- 5.5-inch HD IPS display
2. Weight- 160 g
3. Resolution- 154.5 x 76 x 7.38mm
4. OS- Android Version 5.1 Lollipop ColorOS 3.0
6. Memory- 3GB RAM (32GB Internal Storage)
7. Processor- 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core CPU
8. GPU- Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
9. Connectivity- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/GSM/HSPA/4GLTE
10. Camera- Front 16 Mega-Pixel f/2.0 aperture, Rear 13 Mega Pixel f/2.2 aperture, Beauttify 4.0
11. Fingerprint Scanner
12. Battery- 3,075mAh battery (non-removable)
11. Colors- Gold and Rose Gold plus a limited edition color Space Grey
13. Price- Php 12,990

Pork Spare Ribs Tinola Recipe  + OPPO F1s Feature

OPPO F1s A1610 
  • The OPPO F1s is a great pick for mobile phone photography enthusiasts. Apart from boasting its "selfie expert" front cam, the rear cam takes good quality photos too. 
  • The 16-megapixel front-facing camera is equipped with a 1/3.1-inch sensor and a wide f/2.0 aperture, the F1s captures very clear selfies and and the rear camera is not bad for a 13 Mega Pixel f/2.2 aperture. Using this phone for your food photography will give good quality and clear photos too. 
  • In addition to the hardware, the OPPO “selfie expert” comes with the Beautify 4.0 app that smoothens out those unwanted blemishes, as well as eight filters you can apply to add mood to your shots. You can also choose to use the HD feature to capture a let the photo do the talking description of your food. 
  • There are two colors to choose from- gold and rose gold.
  • The sleek metal body design exudes class and sophistication.

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  1. Wow, that looks delish, Kath!
    Next time you're on the lookout for simple yet delicious recipes, drop by https://recipetv.ph
    From yummy chicken and pork dishes to mouthwatering snacks and desserts, believe us when we say each one is nothing short of amazing!

    Try any of the recipes here and let us know what you think!
    Happy cooking, Foodie! :)

    1. Hi Recipe TV,

      Thank you so much! I'll check your website and recommend to my husband.


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