Pork Rib Soup Chinese Style

Chinese style pork rib soup

Kraduug Muu Tun Yaa Gin

Serves 4 Cooks in 60 minutes Difficulty EASY

My Chinese style pork rib soup or Kraduug Muu Tun Yaa Gin as we call it here in Thailand is a dish I remember well from my childhood. It’s one of the many Thai dishes that has immigrated over from China.

My mother, who comes from China, cooks this soup a lot. She claims the Chinese herbs used in the soup are good for cleaning the liver.

I like the soup because it has such a great taste, lots of coriander and after boiling for an hour the pork is so soft. Love it 🙂

This is not a dish I offer at my Thai cooking class here in Khao Lak but it’s definitely a soup you should try at home. If you can not find the Chinese herbs where you live, let me know and maybe I can send some to you.


  • 500g pork ribs
  • 10 dried shitake mushrooms
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 5 sprigs of coriander
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp pork stock
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pack of Chinese herbs for soup
  • 2 tsp black pepper corns, smashed
  • 2 cups of water
Chinese style pork rib soup ingredients
What you will need.

Chinese Herbs

  • Chinese yam
  • codonopsis root
  • red dates
  • angelica root
  • Solomon’s seal
  • gogi berries
Chinese Herbs for soup
Chinese herbs for soup.


  1. Soak the shitake mushrooms in water for 15 minutes and then cut into quarters.
  2. Smash the garlic, roots from the coriander and black pepper corns in a pestle and mortar.
  3. In a saucepan, bring the water to the boil and add the garlic, coriander roots and black pepper.
  4. Throw in the Chinese herbs and pork ribs and bring back to the boil.
  5. Add the soy sauce, pork stock, sugar and shitake mushrooms.
  6. Simmer for 60 minutes. Top up the water if required.
  7. Roughly chop the rest of the coriander (stalks and leaves) and the spring onions. Throw into the soup, simmer for 2 more minutes.

To Serve

Pour the soup into a large bowl and serve in smaller bowls accompanied with steamed Jasmine rice.

Hope you enjoy my Kraduug Muu Tun Yaa Gin by Apple 🍎 Riverside Thai Cooking in Khao Lak.

2 thoughts on “Pork Rib Soup Chinese Style”

  1. Thanks Apple
    Sounds delicious!
    We have a number of Chinese supermarkets here in Adelaide I will check it out for herbs.
    Do you know which specific names of herbs used? Or is it just come in a pack?
    Hope you are all well in Khao Lak. Max, Ned and Sylvie beg us to go back all the time but alas with Covid can’t see that happening for some time
    Keep Safe and well
    Bec x

    • Hi Bec, thanks for your comments 🙂 I think the herbs you need just come in a pack. I have updated the recipe with a photo of the herbs. As far as I can translate, they are:

      • Chinese yam
      • codonopsis root
      • red dates
      • angelica root
      • Solomon’s seal
      • gogi berries

      All is okay here in Khao Lak, just very quiet as our borders have been closed so long. Looking forward to you (or anyone else) coming back one day. Apple 🍎

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