I like to make a paste out of Chinese bean sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger, dash of 5-spice, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Rub into ribs. Marinate over night. Cook slow on indirect heat in a grill until tender.
The bean sauce is the brown stuff that usually comes in jars. It's fermented soy beans. About equal parts bean sauce and sugar. The rest by taste. Soy sauce and Oyster sauce just to thin it out a bit. I do it in a food processor to break up the beans.