Actually "Rabo Encendido" (literally means Lit Tail) is more of a stew than a soup, at least the Cuban version, and there are as many versions as there are Cuban cooks. Here it is, con buen provecho! Recipe Courtesy of Sonia Martinez
Take note that this Vietnamese classic pork dish uses coconut juice, not to be confused with coconut milk. Your local Asian market should carry this product. The addition of hard-cooked egg as a garnish is a good way to introduce extra protein. From "Home Cooking Around The World."
From the "What seems to be now very expensive cookbook" The simple art of Vietnamese cooking. The first time I made this I couldn't find lemongrass so I used lemongrass oil--it's not the same as using the real deal. --EDIT-- these are supposed to be a little charred (or burnt) Asian ribs tend to be this way. Also if you use a mortar for the lemongrass and onions, there will be no big pieces that can burn.
Yangchow, or Yangzhou cusine of the yangtze river delta occupies a particularly important position in the devolopment of Chinese cookery. Apart from the well know lion's heads and many noodle dishes, Several Cantonese dim sums such as "shaomai" and steamed dumplings are as of the yangzhou origin.
The reason for roasting the pork over a pan of water is that when the water heats up, it creates steam that circulates around the pork and moderates the oven temperature as well--both prevents the pork from drying out.
Jing Tu means capital city in Chinese, which is Beijing the home of this tasty dish. This recipe is from Martin Yan's cookbook. If you can't find 1/4 inch thick pork chops buy them thicker and pound them.