Great post, lots of good detail.
What I would like to know is where you get those ribs with all that meat on the bone? I simply can't find them around here. Only once have I ever gotten a rack of meaty ribs like Johnny Trigg talks about. They came from Whole Foods and seem to be a one time fluke. I would love to get ribs like that all the time.
Oh and I will add I had no trouble finding Tiger Sauce around here which was a pleasant surprise.
You really have to look around for ribs like that lately. I rarely find them in the supermarket any more, but if you look carefully there's a slight chance you might luck out. Be careful, though, as a lot of the supermarkets are now carrying "enhanced" ribs and they'll throw off any recipe you have because they're pre-brined. Check the label, and if they say anything about being soaked in a brine solution or something similar you might want to pass them by.
Alternately, you can do what I do: find a good local butcher shop or two and stick with them. The ribs I get from my favorite butcher are just like the ones you see above.
Well, not quite identical... mine got eaten before the pics got taken.