Pork Hocks and Cabbage Soup

October 28, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Pork Hocks and Cabbage Soup

Pork Hocks and Cabbage Soup offers a delightful and comforting culinary experience with its delicious blend of flavors. This simple and easy-to-make soup requires only a few key ingredients, making it an ideal choice for home cooks seeking a satisfying and hearty meal.

To create this flavorful soup, you’ll need 2 lbs of pork hocks, sliced yellow onion, water, cabbage, fish sauce, sugar, salt, black pepper, and a handful of chopped fresh cilantro and green onions. The cooking process involves simmering pork hocks and yellow onion in water until the pork hocks reach a tender consistency. Cabbage is then added and cooked until it achieves a desirable crisp-tender texture. The soup is seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, salt, and black pepper, creating a well-balanced and savory broth.

The final touch to this Pork Hocks and Cabbage Soup involves garnishing it with a handful of chopped fresh cilantro and green onions, adding a burst of freshness to the dish. This versatile soup can be served hot with rice or hot crusty bread, catering to various preferences and making it a versatile and satisfying meal option. Whether you’re a fan of comforting soups or looking for an uncomplicated and delicious homemade dish, this recipe promises a delightful culinary experience. So, warm up with a bowl of this flavorful and hearty soup and enjoy its simplicity and deliciousness.


2 lbs (900 gram) of pork hock, cut 3 inches in length
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
6 cups of water
1/2 cabbage head, cut 2 inches in length, washed and drained
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
A handful chopped fresh cilantro and green onion

Directions to make Pork Hocks and Cabbage Soup

  1. Put pork hocks, yellow onion and water in a soup pot, cook till pork hocks tender.
  2. Add cabbage and cook till cabbage tender(crisp cabbage less cooking time.)
  3. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar, salt and black pepper.
  4. Top with cilantro and green onion
  5. Serve hot with rice or hot crusty bread.

Serve hot with rice or hot crusty bread.

Enjoy it

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 1060

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏20g 7%
Cholesterol ‏417mg 139%
Total Fat ‏48g 62%
Saturated Fat ‏17g 85%
Dietary Fiber ‏5g 18%
Protein ‏132g 264%
Sodium ‏2316mg 101%
Sugars ‏14g 28%


30 min


30 min




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