Slideshow: 14 Asian Soup Recipes We Love

Cantonese-style Hot and Sour Soup
Cantonese-style Hot and Sour Soup

This soup is not hot nor sour, but it is hearty, thick, and delicious.

Cantonese-style Hot and Sour Soup »

[Photograph: Chichi Wang]

Sichuan-Style Chicken Noodle Soup
Sichuan-Style Chicken Noodle Soup

This soup is imbued with the haunting aroma of star anise and cinnamon, and tickled by the numbing sensation of Sichuan pepper.

Sichuan-Style Chicken Noodle Soup »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Egg Drop Soup
Egg Drop Soup

This classic Chinese soup is simple to make, and very tasty when done right.

Egg Drop Soup »

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Miso Soup
Miso Soup

Everyone loves miso soup, but few know how simple it can be to make.

Easy One-Pot Miso Soup »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Spicy Korean Seafood Soup
Spicy Korean Seafood Soup

Once you've gotten a feel for how these seafood soups behave, you can vary the kinds you add—fish, shrimp, squid, clams, mussels, and so forth are all delicious options.

Spicy Korean Seafood Soup»

[Photograph: Chichi Wang]

Korean Kabocha Porridge
Korean Kabocha Porridge

Korean porridges make use of naturally sweet ingredients, pairing glutinous rice with assertive elements like pine nuts and black sesame seeds.

Korean Kabocha Porridge »

[Photograph: Chichi Wang]

Thai Tofu-Pork Soup
Thai Tofu-Pork Soup

This simple-looking soup actually packs a ton of heartiness and flavor.

Thai Tofu-Pork Soup »

[Photograph: Leela Punyaratabandhu]

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai) with Mushrooms
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai) with Mushrooms

This coconut milk and chicken soup soup can be whipped up quickly, but thanks to a few key ingredients, it has tremendous depth of flavor.

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai) with Mushrooms »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Creamy Tom Yam Kung (Thai Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp)
Creamy Tom Yam Kung (Thai Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp)

This creamy version of Tom Yam Kung is hearty enough to serve as a stand-alone soup course or, as the Thais do it, a main course to be eaten with rice.

Creamy Tom Yam Kung (Thai Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp) »

[Photograph: Chichi Wang]

Burmese Chicken-Coconut Soup
Burmese Chicken-Coconut Soup

This divine dish is simply chicken simmered with caramelized onions and plenty of turmeric and paprika, then poured over a bed of noodles.

Burmese Chicken-Coconut Soup »

[Photograph: Chichi Wang]

Traditional Beef Pho
Traditional Beef Pho

A perfectly beefy broth, plenty of rice noodles, and the incredible aroma of a mix of spices make this a standout soup.

Traditional Beef Pho »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]