Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Pork Ribs Soup


I have to admit that sometimes I wished I didn't have to cook on Saturday evenings. Lazy bum! I do miss those carefree days when I could park myself on the sofa at 5:30pm and enjoy my TV shows with no interruptions. Lazy bum!

My partner is a very considerate man. There were a few Saturdays when he offered to prepare his own dinner. But I would have none of that. As far as possible, I want to cook him a decent meal. It is only when I am very busy (going out with my auntie or entertaining the clan - my clan lah hah..hah..) that he cooks his own.

Well, thank goodness for soups! They are the thing to cook when I want convenience. It's an all in one dish where I can dump the proteins and vegetables into a pot of water and simmer away. And I can still park myself in front of the TV.


It so happened that I was gifted with some fresh corn and not only that, there were some dried scallops which came from a Chinese New Year hamper. On my own accord, you will not find this stingy auntie buying dried scallops.

I always have pork ribs in the freezer (for those lazy days) to cook soup. Besides, my partner loves soup. So last Saturday saw me scalding the pork ribs and then putting them into the corningware together with onions, carrots, corn, tomatoes and dried scallops. I also added one cube of chicken stock for extra flavor.


Once the pork ribs were tender, I served the soup with a generous dash of pepper. I had the soup just like that while my partner had his with rice. We finished the whole pot because it was so good. And I still got to watch a few episodes of CSI.










Pork Ribs Soup
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- 800g pork ribs, scalded and rinsed
- 2 onions, cut into quarters
- 1 carrot, cut into chucks
- 3 tomatoes, whole
- 1 ear of corn, cut into chunks
- 2 dried scallops
- 1 cube chicken stock
- 1 liter water

Method :
1. In a pot, put in all the ingredients and bring to a boil.
2. Lower the heat to a simmer and simmer for one and half hours or until pork ribs are tender.
3. Taste and adjust for seasoning. 
4. Season with freshly cracked pepper and serve hot.

43 comments:

  1. Nice yummy soup indeed. I see pork and corns with scallop. Your partner cooks by himself!!! He must be a good chef like you. I thought it would be good to cook extra dishes to freeze and eat on lazy days. I guess you prefer to eat freshly cooked meals.

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    1. I did think of cooking extra food to freeze but there was none leftover to freeze hah..hah..hah...

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  2. You better than me, me eat out most of the time...

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  3. I see abc pork ribs soup !! I boil this every week for many years already, haha.. Kids like rice with soup.. I always do abc, old cucumber and "shan yao" soup.. Lotus chicken feet peanuts soup pulak, mil boils every weekend.. Your soup looks so so flavourful, and I'm sure it IS packed with flavours and "liew".. But I still prefer my soup to be boiled with chicken carcass and chicken feet.. My mum boils soup with 30 chicken feet (really), and I could finish all 30 feet, serious !

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    1. I knew you would say ABC soup hah..hah... But ABC soup is nice lah and can put different types of liew. I wanted to do chicken feet but don't have stock at the supermarket.

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  4. This is my family favourite type of soup!

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  5. I'm like your partner...I can have soup with just rice and it'll be awesome! ;) I see that this is a corn meets ABC soup...but yours more "atas" version with dried scallops...hehe! When I'm super lazy, it'll be just pork ribs and sweet corn (part loose corn kernels, part corn in the cob).

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    1. The soup was awesome due to the dried scallops and corn but I have run out of dried scallops :(

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  6. My favourite soup of all times and the only one I know by heart.. hahahaa...

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    1. hah..hah..close eyes also can cook :D

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  7. This soup is indeed yummy, and it is my family most favorable soup. I have some pork ribs in my fridge. You make me think of boiling this soup on this coming weekend.

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    1. It's a good and nutritious soup. Hope you boil some for your family.

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  9. Oh mine, this looks so good *hungry*

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  10. This one then called ABC soup lahhhh... reading about your dried scallop story reminds me of my own dried scallop story. You know how my mom likes to sneak items into my luggage for me to bring back to Penang with me? There was once she sneaked a small bag of dried scallops in my luggage and I only realized it when I went back on the next trip and she discovered the scallops still in my luggage... >.<

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    1. Hahahahaha she must have hidden them very well. Should still be usable right?

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    2. hah...hah...dried scallops wasted on you lah. Come, come give me hah..hah...

      So like Mun, I want to know what happened to the scallops?

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    3. I don't know, she took them away, I think still okay to use, so probably to use in her own cooking gua.

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    4. Haha....she should know better than to sneak things in your bag without telling you! :D

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  11. I like the idea of one pot meal..so convenient and save time yet delicious because everything is in there.

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    1. Yeah, it great to have one pot meals. Saves on washing too :D

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  12. I like to eat all the ingredients in this soup especially the corns but I don't drink the soup water a lot only a few mouthfuls. Wah you are such a romantic person who insists to cook for your partner though he is ok to cook his own meal.

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    1. I was not much of a soup person and like you, I would only take a few mouthfuls. But with my partner's influence I have more appreciation for soups and I drink a lot more now.

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  13. Delicious soup! Sometimes I like to flood my rice with soup and all the veggies and meat in it, and eat with sliced chili padi and see yau with a squeeze of lime. And lots of pepper sprinkled over the bowl of rice/soup! Peppery soup, my favourite!

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    1. Sounds like Teochew porridge hee..hee...cooked rice flooded with soup. That's a nice way of eating it :)

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  14. Hi Phong Hong, you are not a lazy bum, just know how to enjoy life, lah. I can behave this way when MIL is not at home. For the past 3 weeks, I was lucky to have the Thermal Cooker. Makes my cooking easier when I was busy attending to my MIL in hospital yet the family can still enjoy decent meals [dinner] at home. Today, I wanted to cook pork rib soup with carrots but bought the wrong meat [bought pork belly instead of ribs]. Your corn pork ribs soup looks good.

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    1. Kimmy, your thermal cooker is very ho liao. If I had known about it much earlier, I would have bought. But now I have too many kitchen gadgets and very lack of space to store them.

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    2. I'm grateful to my brother in-law who generously gave me this gift. I could use it to cook so many dishes including porridge and jam.

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  15. Yummy! Sure looks rich and creamy. Dried scallops!!! Wowwww!!!! That would bring the sweetness to a whole new level...and sweet corn some more. Nice, very very nice.

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    1. Yeah, it was very tasty but alas, I have run out of dried scallops :(

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  16. I am another lazy bum! Nowadays, I mostly cook soup - all in one! Easy and good for these hot days. Plus, my hubby loves soup too!

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    1. hee...hee...soups are nutritious, so it's OK for us to be lazy bums!

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  17. Soups are good choice, and this is also what i practice not feeling like cooking at all:)

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  18. I love a good bowl of soup too especially on cooler days. And being a lazy bum like me I would add macaroni into my soup - no need to cook rice, LOL! Hey in fact I have all the ingredients sitting in my fridge waiting for me to make this soup.

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    1. That's a great idea, adding macaroni to the soup. That's what my late grandma used to do too :)

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  19. Hi Phong Hong,
    I like one pot soup too !

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  20. ABC soup with pork ribs or chicken is one of my most frequent boiled soup due to the easily obtained ingredients. I didn't put any chicken cube with very minimal seasoning too as those vegetables are naturally quite sweet :P

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    1. You are right that it is not necessary to put the chicken cube. Usually I don't put and the taste is already good. But sometimes I like stronger flavor.

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