At times, the simple desire to nestle in with a fuss-free and soothing bowl of soup transcends all. Whether enjoyed on their own, served with rice, or slipped in with a tangle of noodles, these Asian soup recipes can bring comfort after long work hours, cold and rainy days, as well as the occasional moment of illness. Take a look at our selection below:
1. Chicken, Corn & Noodle Soup
This recipe is joined by corn for a touch of sweetness that’s hard to come by in noodle soups. Because of that, you may find that it is a hit with the kids – making it a great find with its heartiness from chicken, spinach, corn and more – as well as its simple preparation process.
2. Duck Wontons In Broth
Name something more delightful than these delicate duck wontons, carefully brought to the boil in a warm, herb-infused duck broth and each sealing a delicious mixture of exquisite duck meat, water chestnut, mushroom, and more. On special occasions, serve the delicious golden “ingots” with a touch of chilli, onion, and reserved coriander leaves, plus the crowd-favourite crispy duck skin for that wow factor.
3. Meat-Free Beetroot Soup
Beetroot is the star of this medley of vegetables. It has vitamins A and C, potassium and folate, but the red hue of the soup may put off those who are not used to the ingredient. The soup is sweet and nutritious though, so it is certainly worth adding to your home-cooking repertoire.
4. Korean-Style Ginseng Chicken Soup
Here’s a comforting, nourishing and hearty one-pot chicken soup that’s guaranteed to soothe your soul. Put some patience into slow cooking this recipe and milk the benefits of panax ginseng, bei qi, wolfberries and more alongside Sakura chicken, which is firmer and perfect for simmering over longer periods.
5. Egg Drop Soup
The iconic egg drop soup is recognised by its light and comforting broth, as well as trails of beaten egg. Recreate this delicious Chinese soup with our simple recipe, which takes less than an hour from start to finish.
6. Miso Noodle Hotpot
This miso hotpot featuring soba noodles is an easy solution for a comforting and easy weeknight meal. The Japanese-inspired recipe also gives a choice of protein between ocean trout, chicken thighs and tofu – depending on whether you’re feeling for a more luxurious treat or a hearty dish.
7. Chicken & Vegetable Soup
Simple, homely and undeniably healthful, chicken and vegetable soup will always remain as the ultimate recipe brought to the present from our childhood. Now, prepare it for your children and easily fulfil their five-a-day with additions of celery, snow peas, corn, carrots, potato and more – ingredients that can be wholly determined by your and your kids’ preference.
8. Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup
Flaunting a mouth-watering combination of sour and spicy, Tom Yum is a distinguished staple of Thai cuisine that many find hard to resist. While it usually carries a generous mix of seafood, this vegetarian version lets you indulge in the soup without compromising the party in your mouth.
9. Shredded Chicken Macaroni Soup
There’s no bigger comfort food for people of all ages than macaroni soup. In this recipe, we show you how to prepare a piping hot bowl of macaroni with chicken, veggies and chicken stock in just 30 minutes.
10. Vegetable Dumplings In Broth
These underrated vegetable dumplings make a simple but delicious vegetarian recipe stuffed with micronutrients and fibre. Each bite-sized dumpling bursts with flavour, containing mushrooms, ginger, and more. It’s also served with a light soup together with bok choy leaves.