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Pork Baby Back Ribs Nilaga Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 slab 3 to 4 lbs. baby back ribs, sliced
  • 3 medium potato peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 small cabbage sliced
  • 3 bunches of baby bok choy
  • 8 to 10 cups water
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce patis
  • 2 stalks celery chopped


  • Pour the water in a soup pot. Let boil.
  • Add the chopped onion, celery, ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Cover and boil in medium heat for 30 minutes.
  • Add the pork baby back ribs. Cover and simmer for 60 to 90 minutes. (note: you can cook faster by boiling for 45 minutes, but simmering will make the meat more tender and will bring out the flavor). Add more water as needed.
  • Put the potato and cabbage in the soup pot. Stir. Cover and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the baby bok choy and stir-in the fish sauce. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy


Serving: 6g