Malabar Spinach Soup with Pork

October 18, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Malabar Spinach Soup with Pork

Malabar Spinach Soup with Pork is a delectable dish that hails from the Khmer countryside, featuring Malabar spinach, sweet potato, and grounded pork. This popular country-style soup is both delicious and easy to prepare, making it a favorite among Khmer households. The key ingredients include grounded pork, fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, minced green onion, water, sweet potato cubes, and Malabar spinach.

To begin the cooking process, a small bowl is used to mix grounded pork with fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, and minced green onion. This pork mixture is then set aside for later use. In a soup pot, water is brought to a boil, and small portions of the prepared grounded pork are scooped with a spoon and dropped into the boiling water. The meat is cooked until tender.

Once the pork reaches the desired tenderness, cubes of sweet potato are added to the pot, cooking until the sweet potato becomes tender. Subsequently, Malabar spinach leaves are introduced, stirred into the soup, and cooked until the water resumes bubbling. The soup is then seasoned with additional fish sauce and salt to achieve the desired flavor profile.

Malabar Spinach Soup with Pork is best served hot and is often enjoyed with a side of rice. The simplicity of the recipe, combined with the wholesome ingredients, makes this soup a delightful and comforting choice for a Khmer country-style meal.


1/2 lb (225 gram) of grounded pork
1 teaspoon of fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 Stalk green onion, minced
4 cups of water
2 cups of cubes sweet potato(already peeled and cut to bite sizes)
2 lbs (900 gram) of Mabalar spinach, pick out leaves, washed and chopped an inch in length
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 Stalks green onion, chopped

Directions to make Malabar Spinach Soup with Pork

  1. In a small bowl, mix grounded pork with fish sauce, sugar, black pepper and onion, set a side.
  2. Put water in a soup pot, cook till water bubbling.
  3. Take a spoon to scoops some prepared grounded pork, drop meat in boiling water, continue to meat gone, cook till meat tender.
  4. Add sweet potato, cook till sweet potato tender.
  5. Add spinach thick leaf, stirs, cook till water bubbling again.
  6. Seasoning with fish sauce and salt.
  7. Top with green onion.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

Related: Bamboo Shoots Soup with Pork

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 786

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏88g 32%
Cholesterol ‏151mg 50%
Total Fat ‏35g 45%
Saturated Fat ‏13g 65%
Dietary Fiber ‏5g 18%
Protein ‏63g 126%
Sodium ‏4171mg 181%
Sugars ‏5g 10%


30 min


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