Curry Pork Riblets

October 29, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Curry Pork Riblets

Curry Pork Riblets is a delightful Khmer country dish featuring a savory curry soup with pork riblets, small green eggplants, purple eggplants, and tiny green eggplants. The recipe combines aromatic spices and fresh ingredients to create a flavorful and comforting soup, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Cambodia.

To prepare this dish, start by heating a soup pot and adding vegetable oil, minced garlic, minced lemon grass, sliced yellow onion, and diced tomatoes. Stirring the ingredients well infuses the pot with aromatic flavors. Next, add the pork riblets, along with curry powder, turmeric powder (or grated fresh turmeric root), fish sauce, sugar, salt, and black pepper. This step ensures the pork riblets are well-coated with the flavorful spices.

The heartiness of the soup comes from the addition of coconut milk and water, creating a rich and creamy broth. The recipe incorporates three types of eggplants – rounded green eggplants, rounded purple eggplants, and tiny green eggplants – which contribute varying textures and flavors to the soup. Kaffir lime leaves add a citrusy and fragrant note, enhancing the overall profile of the dish.

The final step involves cooking the soup on low heat until the pork riblets are tender, allowing the flavors to meld together. The resulting Curry Pork Riblets soup is best served hot, paired with rice for a satisfying and wholesome meal. This Khmer country food offers a delicious representation of Cambodian cuisine, blending traditional flavors with a variety of fresh and vibrant ingredients.


2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 Cup of fresh or frozen minced lemon grass
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 lb (450 gram) of pork riblets, cut chunks bite sizes
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder, or 1 tablespoon of grated fresh turmeric root
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 cup of coconut milk
2 cups of water
5 rounded green eggplants, removed stems and cut in half
5 rounded purple eggplants, removed stems and cut in half
1/2 lb (225 gram) of tiny green eggplants removed eggplants from stem
3 Kaffir lime leaves

Directions to make Curry Pork Riblets

  1. Pre-heat a soup pot, add oil, garlic, lemon grass, onion and tomato, stirs well.
  2. Add pork riblets, curry powder, turmeric powder, fish sauce, sugar, salt and black pepper, stirs well.
  3. Add coconut milk, water, all eggplants and kaffir lime leaves, stirs and cook in low temperature till pork riblets tender.

Serve hot with rice .

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Bean Thread Noodles Soup with Pork

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3

Calories Per Serving: 1157

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏136g 49%
Cholesterol ‏27mg 9%
Total Fat ‏59g 76%
Saturated Fat ‏33g 165%
Dietary Fiber ‏41g 146%
Protein ‏26g 52%
Sodium ‏2414mg 105%
Sugars ‏51g 102%


30 min


1 hr




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