As winter chill sets in, people around the world turn to a big bowl of soup to help warm them from the inside out. From China to Colombia, see which classic soup dishes bring comfort across the globe.
Hot and Sour Soup (China)
Spices such as ginger, white pepper and spicy chili paste flavour this traditional soup that originates from China’s Sichuan region, but has become a favourite in numerous Asian cultures.
A popular favourite in its native Italy and right here in North America, minestrone is a filling soup commonly made with beans, onions, celery, carrots and tomatoes, often with pasta added.
This cold, tomato-based soup from Andalusia on Spain’s southern coast has become a staple of Spanish cuisine, typically combining such ingredients as cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, salt and pepper.
French Onion Soup (France)
Onions are caramelized over a low heat until reaching the ideal sweet flavour necessary for this broth-like soup, traditionally topped with French bread and Gruyere cheese and then broiled to perfection.
Grilled Chicken Tortilla Soup With Tequila Crema (Mexico)
As the temperatures dip, we’re all craving comfort in a bowl. And while you might not think of soup as a main course, this chicken tortilla soup recipe is loaded with filling toppings like grilled chicken, fire-roasted tomatoes and a tequila crema. Fast, flavourful, fun and filling!
West African Banga Soup (Nigeria)
Native to the Niger Delta and the South Eastern parts of Nigeria, this West African soup has a palm fruit base, the perfect companion to briny crayfish and all the spices that come together to make this rich stew-like soup.
Miso Soup With Cod (Japan)
Silky miso cod transforms a simple soup. Celebrate Japan’s bountiful seafood and slurp-able noodles at home with this satisfying dish.
Bun Bo Hue (Vietnam)
Unlike the beef pho you might be more used to eating, this soup is made with a sweet, sour and salty pork and beef stock. Originating in the central Vietnamese city of Hue, it was once served at the royal court.
Arroz Caldo (Philippines)
This thick, aromatic soup with jasmine rice mingles freshly minced ginger with fried garlic for a soup that packs a flavour punch. The bright golden colouring comes from a pinch of saffron. Just the thing to brighten a grey fall day!
This hearty soup has brought plenty of folks back to life after a hard night partying! It’s said the healing quality comes from a fermented rye soup starter called zakwas which you can buy at Polish markets, but takes just a few minutes to make yourself (just make sure to build in a few days to your soup-making plan for the fermentation to take place). The hearty combination of root vegetables, kielbasa, pickles, sour cream and hard-boiled eggs makes this soup a hearty meal.
Slow Cooker Moroccan Turkey Stew (Morocco)
This slow cooker stew-like soup brings the flavours of Morocco to your kitchen. This soup is a complete meal, with root vegetables, squash, chickpeas and turkey. Bonus: because it’s made in the slow cooker, it’s very hands-off and easy to make!