Peanut Soup with Pork Hocks

October 28, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Peanut Soup with Pork Hocks

Peanut Soup with Pork Hocks is a delectable and straightforward recipe originating from the Khmer countryside, prevalent in various Asian countries, particularly Cambodia and Vietnam. This dish marries the rich flavors of pork hocks with the nutty essence of raw shelled peanuts and the savory touch of preserved salty radish, creating a harmonious blend that is both delicious and easy to prepare.

To recreate this flavorful soup, you’ll need basic yet essential ingredients: 2 lbs of pork hocks, 1/2 cup of raw shelled peanuts soaked for three hours, and 4 oz of preserved salty radish, soaked and cut into bite-sized pieces. These ingredients, along with water, fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, green onions, and celery leaves, come together in a soup pot. The cooking process involves simmering the pork hocks, raw peanuts, and preserved radish until they reach a tender perfection, infusing the broth with their combined flavors.

The seasoning of the soup is a crucial step, with fish sauce, sugar, and black pepper being added to achieve a well-balanced taste. The final touch involves garnishing the soup with chopped green onions and celery leaves, adding a fresh and aromatic element to the dish. To enjoy Peanut Soup with Pork Hocks at its best, it is recommended to serve it hot alongside rice, allowing the flavors to meld and create a satisfying culinary experience.

This recipe not only offers a delightful taste but also provides a glimpse into the culinary traditions of the Khmer countryside, where simple yet effective techniques are employed to create flavorful dishes with locally available ingredients. Whether you are a fan of Asian cuisine or looking for a comforting and uncomplicated meal, this peanut soup promises to be a flavorful journey for your taste buds.


2 lbs (900 gram) of pork hocks, cut 3 inches in length
1/2 cup of raw shelled peanuts, soaked for 3 hours and rinsed with cold water
4 oz (113 gram) of preserve salty radish, soaked in warm water, rinsed and cut to bite sizes
6 cups of water
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
2 stalks green onion, chopped
1/4 cup of chopped celery leaves

Directions to make Peanut Soup with Pork Hocks

  1. Put pork hocks, raw peanut, preserve salty radish and water in a soup pot.
  2. Cook in medium temperature till pork hock and peanut are tender.
  3. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper.
  4. Top with green onion and celery leaves.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Braised Pork Hock with Straw Mushroom

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 1112

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏10g 4%
Cholesterol ‏417mg 139%
Total Fat ‏57g 73%
Saturated Fat ‏18g 90%
Dietary Fiber ‏4g 14%
Protein ‏135g 270%
Sodium ‏1041mg 45%
Sugars ‏5g 10%


30 min


30 min




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