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Canh Sườn Pork Spare Rib Soup

Crockpot Pork Spare Rib Soup With Potatoes and Carrots (Canh Sườn Khoai Tây Cà Rốt)

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 lb pork spare ribs cut between the bones
  • 3-4 medium red potatoes peeled cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 large carrots peeled and cut into half inch pieces
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 stalks scallion for garnish


  • Add ribs to a pot of cold water with a large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, and immediately drain and rinse.
  • Add fish sauce, garlic, shallot, salt and pepper to the ribs and leave to marinate for 10-15 minutes
  • While meat is marinating, peel and chop your vegetables

If Cooking in Crockpot:

  • Add all ingredients to a crockpot and add enough water to submerge the meat and vegetables (about 3 cups)
  • Cook on high for 4 hours, until ribs are fork tender
  • Garnish with chopped scallions and serve

If Cooking on stove top:

  • Add ribs back into pot with 3 cups water and bring to a boil. Turn heat back down to a simmer
  • Add carrots. Simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add potatoes. Continue simmering until all vegetables are tender.
  • Garnish with chopped scallions and serve