This is an easy soup but it is a warming soup (good for women in confinement). I read that spare ribs or pork are neutral in nature. It is how you cook the soup and with what sort of herbs which turn the nature of the dish.
In this soup, you need only 3 herbs:
Chinese yam (which I've written about before) - 8 gm, rinsed, drained
Chinese angelica or Dong Quai - 8 gm, rinsed, drained
Wolfberries or Kei Chi - 2 tbsp, rinsed and drained
1 liter water
2 tsp salt
500 gm spare ribs, blanched in boling hot water
Combine all ingredients into a slow cooker. If you are using a slow cooker, the 1 liter water must be boiling hot. Cook on Automatic for 2 hours. Add salt at the end of the process. Serve hot (with or without rice).
Absolutely deliciousness in a pot! And hearty too.