Pork spare ribs slow braised in medicinal broth, Suong Non Tiem Thuoc Bac

So it's not strictly a Pho like the Super Pho Challenge, but this is one meaty soup.

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time3 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
300g short spare ribs, chopped into bite-sized pieces
5g dried white vegetable root
5g dried longon
5g dried sultanas
5g pearl barely
5g dried lilly petals
5g dried black prune
5g dried goji berries
5g dried lotus seeds
0.5 tsp salt
1) In a mixing bowl, rub the pork ribs with salt.

2) In a large pot, bring 2L of water to the boil.

3) In a medium-sized clay pot, add the Chinese herbs, followed by the pork ribs.

4) Pour water into the clay pot until it reaches 5cm above the level of the pork. About 400-500ml.

5) With the lid on, carefully place the enclosed clay pot into the simmering water making sure the hot water is level with the top of the clay pot. Put the lid on and simmer for 3 hours.

Remove the clay pot from simmering water and serve pork and soup with jasmine rice.

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