• 1 kilo pork spare ribs
  • 2 packs Tamarind Soup Base
  • 1 big tomato
  • 1 big red onion
  • 2 pcs gabi (taro)
  • 3 pcs chili peppers
  • Salt or fish sauce to taste
  • Vegetable of your choice:
  • Eggplant
  • Radish
  • String beans
  • Kangkong (swamp cabbage)


  1. Boil approximately 2 to 3 liters of water.
  2. Put in the meat, tomato and onion.  Let the meat cook.
  3. When the meat is tender, you can mix in the gabi or taro.  Let it cook.
  4. When the taro is cooked (it should have a consistency of a cooked potato), you can take it off the stock and mash it and put it back.  It will help thicken the soup.
  5. Put the Tamarind Soup Base as a substitute for the real tamarind.  Let it boil once again.
  6. When its boiling, you can add the vegetable,except for the kangkong (swamp cabbage) if you have some.
  7. When the vegetable is almost cooked, you can add in the chili peppers.
  8. When the chili peppers are cooked, turn your heat off, and add your kangkong (swamp cabbage), and cover it.
  9. Serve hot.