If you love soup, then there is a global journey that you can embrace. Different cultures impart unique flavors into their broth to create flavorful bites that aren’t always available at home. If you’re willing to put in some work in the kitchen, then these are the best soups that you’ll want to try from around the world.
1. Wonton Soup
The most challenging component of this dish is to make the wontons that become pork dumplings. Everything else goes together well in a simple chicken stock broth. Add some fresh vegetables, shrimp, and scallions for an authentic flavor.
2. New England Clam Chowder
Although the Manhattan version uses ketchup and some families swear it is better, the cream-based broth with mayonnaise for the New England chowder offers flavors that are challenging to deny. The combination of potatoes, pork bits, bacon, and clams with a little black pepper and parsley is insanely delicious. Try to get fresh shellfish if you can for this recipe.
3. Curry Noodle Soup
The best reason to create a curry soup is that you get to be in control of the spice level. You can make one at home rather quickly by using one standard container of beef broth. Then add 3/4-cup of curry powder to the liquid. Bring it to a boil, and then use a handful of rice vermicelli noodles. Then place some parsley, scallions, and shrimp into the mixture to have a meal in 15 minutes. If you want it with less spice, then reduce the curry by 1/2-cup.
4. Italian Wedding Soup
You can find different variations of this soup sold in restaurants all over the world. The traditional recipe is still arguably the best that there is today. You’ll want some spinach, Italian sausage, rice, and carrots with your preferred broth. Then you’ll get to enjoy the “marriage” of the ingredients with every bite you take.
5. Spanish Bean Soup
This traditional soup is made from red potatoes, olive oil andouille sausage, and chickpeas. For a fun variation on it, you can substitute chorizo for a spicier bite. Each spoonful is packed with flavor, and the combination of starches and proteins makes you feel full right away. If you have an Instant Pot at home, then you can avoid needing to soak dried beans overnight to complete this recipe.
6. French Onion Soup
The critical ingredient to this time-honored soup isn’t the onions or the broth. You need to have a crusty cheese topping that’s made from one or more of the following: Asiago, Swiss, Gruyere, or Mozzarella. You can use any combination of them to inspire your mouth to start watering. Don’t forget about the crunchy croutons!
7. Avgolemono Soup
This Greek soup doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. It’s made with some rice, turkey, and a little bit of lemon. You’ll use low-sodium chicken or turkey stock to create the base, and then you need at least four eggs to complete the broth. Once you try it, this recipe will become another addition to your comfort food choices.
What soups from around the world are staples in your home kitchen?