THAI PORK RIB SOUP
By Simbooker the 6th of August 2015
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I've heard that it's called Tom saab kra dook-Thai pork bone soup. The pork ribs are simmered in a fragrant spicy herbal broth. The wonderful aromas; as well as the pungent and exotic flavours, and textures of Thai food are exquisitely reflected in this heavenly bowl of delicious soup.
This is the kind of soup I want to eat when my body is feeling in desperate need of repair. This could mean that I have a cold, or flu, it could mean that I'm suffering from menstrual cramps. Or it could simply mean that I want to detox. This is also the type of soup I'd eat when I want to spend less.
Pork ribs are a cheap cut, and they work really well in soups because the bones have so much flavour. However my problem with pork ribs is that they tend to cook very quickly. I like to cook them to tenderness but if they are cooked for too long the meat starts to disappear.
So that the ribs are still intact once the soup has finished cooking- I do not add them to the pot until after I bring the pot to a boil, and onto a low simmer. And I let them simmer for less than fifty minutes, then I just remove them. I also make sure I have enough meat in this soup by buying a pack of diced pork shoulder. This ensures that I have lots of meat, and not just bones.