Artichoke and Pork Rib Soup: Canh Atiso Suon Heo

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 55 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 lemon

2 artichokes with stalks intact

1 pound pork ribs, chopped into 2 cm pieces

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

10 1/2 cups water


  1. Fill a large mixing bowl with cold water and add a squeeze of lemon juice. 
  2. Slice the artichoke stalks into 1 1/2-inch pieces then cut the artichokes into quarters, removing the leaf ends any fuzzy parts. Immediately submerge the artichokes into the cold water to prevent it from going black. 
  3. In a large pot, add pork ribs, artichokes, fish sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and water. Bring to a boil then skim off any impurities for 10 minutes. 
  4. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and cover with a lid. Simmer for 45 minutes.

Cook’s Note

Always use a stainless steel knife and submerge sliced artichokes in cold acidulated water to prevent the artichoke turning black.