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Easy Chinese ABC Soup

Easy Chinese ABC Soup ABC 排骨蔬菜汤

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 95 minutes
  • Total Time: 110 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Adults 1x


This is a nutritious all-time kids favourite soup! Slow simmer different types of vegetables in this easy-to-cook Chinese soup for your family dinner.


  • 250 grams pork ribs
  • 1 large yellow onion, (roughly chopped or whole)
  • 1 large carrot, (peeled and cut to chunks)
  • 1 corn, (cut)
  • 3 stalks of cut celery, (optional)
  • 2 medium tomato, (cut to wedges)
  • 2 tbsp ikan bilis, rinsed, (optional)
  • 3 red dates
  • 1.2 litres water
  • Salt to taste, (optional)


  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to boil. Blanch pork ribs for about 5 minutes. Rinse with tap water, drained and set aside.
  2. Add blanched pork ribs and all other ingredients except tomato and salt into a large soup pot. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to low. Add in tomato, simmer for about 60 minutes. You can season the soup with salt.


I would recommend leaving out salt if you are serving the soup to kids 🙂

If you prefer super tender pork ribs after cooking, simmer for about 2 hours instead. Add tomato into the soup in the last 30 mins. Or, use a thermal inner pot to boil the soup for about 20 mins, before transferring to thermal pot to keep warm for 2-4 hours.

  • Category: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
  • Cuisine: Chinese