So if I did give this a go for the little one, belly pork strips might be the way to go. As it was, due to the joys (sometimes) of internet shopping, the ribs I got were a bit on the lean side. No idea how they managed to get lean pork ribs but they did. I was a bit concerned with the long slow cooking that they'd end up dry. Testament to a good recipe perhaps that they didn't!
I've been making this recipe for years. So much so there's a page in my cook book where I've put in the revised proportions, tweaking and changing the recipe until I felt it was 'right'. So here we are! A bit healthier than a takeaway, maybe (where the ribs are often fried) but no less tasty for it!