Coordination Rachel Toh. Photography Jasper Yu. Art Direction & Styling Nikki Ho


1kg pork ribs, rinsed and drained

1.5 litres water

5g black pepper

15g white pepper

2g salt

5g garlic powder*

1.5g star anise, ground*

1.5g cinnamon powder*

20 garlic cloves

ó tsp dark soya sauce


*Available in the spices section of supermarkets.



1 In a pot, add all the ingredients except the pork ribs, and bring the soup to the boil over high heat.

2 Add the pork ribs and bring to the boil again. Lower the heat to medium and let it simmer for 35min.

3 Turn off the heat and cover for 10min. Serve hot, with rice.