Bak Kut Teh

Pork Rib Soup

Preparation info
  • Yields

    6 cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      2 hr

Appears in
The Food of Singapore: Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City

By Djoko Wibisono

Published 2015

  • About

A popular late-night or early morning pick-me-up, this flavourful soup can be prepared with various cuts of meat, although this version using ribs is most popular.


  • 500 g (1 lb) pork ribs, cleaned, separated and cut into lengths
  • One 150-


  1. Place the pork ribs, pork and garlic with the water in a large pot. Wrap the Seasonings in a piece of clean cheesecloth and add to the pan. Add the soy sauces and sugar, and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer gently, covered, for 1½ to 2 hours, until the meat is very tender and almost falling off the bones. Discard the cheesecloth filled with the Sea