Tasty Spicy Soup with Pork

Leng Sep

Serves 2 Cooks in 60 minutes Difficulty Easy

This is a super simple, tasty Thai soup using pork on the bone. I used pork shoulder for my recipe but pork ribs would be delicious too. You just need to simmer the soup until the pork is lovely and soft.

The ingredients are simple too and should be easy to source from your local super market. You will end up with a lot of soup, we just need half of it for this recipe. The remaining soup you can keep for a few days in the fridge of freeze.

Here in Khao Lak, Thailand we would serve this soup as part of a larger Thai meal. The soup would be served in a large bowl and then eaten from a small side bowl.


  • 1kg pork bone
  • 1L water
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 coriander roots
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp pork stock
  • 1 tsp black pepper corns
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 10 fresh chilli
  • 1 shallot sliced
  • 1 handful of coriander or long coriander leaves
Fresh ingredients you will need


  1. Smash the garlic cloves and coriander roots with the flat side of a knife to break them.
  2. Add the water, pork, garlic, coriander roots, salt, sugar, stock and black pepper corns to a large soup pan and bring to the boil. Cover the pan and simmer on a low heat for 45-60 minutes until the pork is nice and soft.
  3. Smash the chilli with the flat side of a knife and add to a bowl along with two tablespoons of juice from the limes, fish sauce, shallot and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  4. Add half of the pork soup to a large soup bowl and stir in the chilli mixture (you can keep the remaining soup for another day).

To Serve

Serve the soup as it is in the large soup bowl with side plates of steamed rice and lime wedges.

Hope you enjoy Leng Sep by Apple 🍎 Riverside Thai Cooking in Khao Lak.

4 thoughts on “Tasty Spicy Soup with Pork”

  1. Thank you so much for this recip ’i will try it
    You always have nice recip!!!
    Best regards from rosa and Alain from normady

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