Gallery: 14 Asian Soup Recipes We Love

  • Cantonese-style Hot and Sour Soup

    Chichi Wang

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

    Cantonese-style Hot and Sour Soup »

    Sichuan-Style Chicken Noodle Soup

    Nick Kindelsperger

    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 »

    Egg Drop Soup

    J. Kenji López-Alt

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

    Egg Drop Soup »

    Soba Noodles in Shiitake-Shoyu Broth with Spring Vegetables

    Michael Natkin

    Finished off with a a drizzle of sesame oil and sliced scallion, this is a bowl of soup that satisfies with flavors both fresh and deep and all manner of complementary textures.

    Soba Noodles in Shiitake-Shoyu Broth with Spring Vegetables »

    Miso Soup

    J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

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

    Easy One-Pot Miso Soup »

    Spicy Korean Seafood Soup

    Chichi Wang

    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»

    Korean Kabocha Porridge

    Chichi Wang

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

    Korean Kabocha Porridge »

    Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew)

    Jessica Leibowitz

    This spicy and hearty stew can easily be made into a vegan version.

    Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew) »

    Thai Tofu-Pork Soup

    Leela Punyaratabandhu

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

    Thai Tofu-Pork Soup »

    Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai) with Mushrooms

    Nick Kindelsperger

    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 »

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

    Chichi Wang

    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) »

    Curry Laksa (Malacca Nyonya Laksa)

    Curry Laksa (Malacca Nyonya Laksa)

    A creamy, not too spicy laksa broth.

    Burmese Chicken-Coconut Soup

    Chichi Wang

    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 »

    Traditional Beef Pho

    J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

    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 »