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Chinese Six Herbs Pork Rib Soup

In my family, we call this soup lak bi theng, which literally means six aroma soup. The six aroma comes from the use of six different Chinese herbs: Chinese yam, lotus seed, lily bulb, fox nut, Solomon’s seal rhizome, and dried longan. Simmering these six herbs and pork ribs results in a lovely and healthy Chinese herbal soup. This soup is hearty enough to be eaten with a bowl of steamed white rice for a complete meal. ♥

Chinese Six Herbs Pork Rib Soup

Chinese Six Herbs Pork Rib Soup

Chinese Six Herbs Pork Rib Soup



Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 17 mins

Serves: 4


  • 350 gram pork rib
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 liter water
  • 4 pieces of Chinese yam (Chinese: huai shan)
  • 4 tablespoon lotus seeds (Chinese: lian zi)
  • 4 tablespoon lily bulbs (Chinese: bai he)
  • 4 tablespoon fox nuts (Chinese: qian shi)
  • 4 tablespoon Solomon seal rhizome (Chinese: yu zhu)
  • 4 tablespoon dried longan (Chinese: gui yuan)


  1. Rinse and drain all the dried herbs to remove dust and dirt.
  2. Place all ingredients in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Remove from heat and serve warm.


  • Dedy@Dentist Chef says:

    Since it's called six herbs, could i use another herbs like jujube, wolfberry or red dates instead the herbs above??? or it alrealy fixed within those herbs???

    • Anita says:

      Hi Dedy, the soup needs to use the 6 herbs in the recipe to qualify as a lak bi theng (six herbs soup). Cheers :)

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