Bamboo Shoots and Yucca Soup

October 18, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Bamboo Shoots and Yucca Soup

Bamboo Shoots and Yucca Soup is a delectable and straightforward Khmer recipe featuring pork ribs, bamboo shoots, and yucca root. This Khmer dish offers a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, making it a delightful addition to Khmer cuisine. The recipe involves combining sliced bamboo shoots, pork ribs, and chunks of fresh or defrosted yucca root, along with other key ingredients.

To prepare this dish, pork ribs (either riblets or regular pork ribs) are cut into bite-sized pieces. These pork pieces are then combined with sliced bamboo shoots, fresh yucca root chunks, chopped yellow onion, and water in a soup pot. The ingredients are cooked together until the pork ribs and yucca become tender, resulting in a savory and satisfying soup base.

The Bamboo Shoots and Yucca Soup is further enhanced with a flavorful seasoning consisting of fish sauce, sugar, and black pepper. These ingredients contribute to the well-balanced taste of the soup. As a final touch, the soup is topped with chopped fresh saw leaf herb, adding a burst of herbal freshness to the dish.

Serving this delightful soup hot with rice completes the experience, providing a comforting and nourishing meal that showcases the simplicity and richness of Khmer culinary traditions. The Bamboo Shoots and Yucca Soup exemplifies the ease with which delicious and wholesome dishes can be prepared in Khmer home kitchens.


1 lb (4500 gram) of pork rib lets or pork ribs, cut to bite sizes
1 small canned, 5 oz (150 gram) sliced bamboo shoot, drained
1 lb (4500 gram) of Fresh yucca root, peeled and cut chunks or ½ lb frozen peeled yucca, defrosted and cut chunks
1 small yellow onion, chopped
5 cups of water
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
5 fresh saw leaf herb, chopped

Directions to make Bamboo Shoots and Yucca Soup

  1. Put pork ribs, bamboo shoots, yucca, onion and water in a soup pot, cook till ribs and yucca tender.
  2. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper.
  3. Top with saw leaf.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

Related: Bamboo Shoot and Slirk Ngup Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 1033

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏97g 35%
Cholesterol ‏234mg 78%
Total Fat ‏41g 53%
Saturated Fat ‏15g 75%
Dietary Fiber ‏7g 25%
Protein ‏66g 132%
Sodium ‏1575mg 68%
Sugars ‏11g 22%


30 min


30 min




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