Soup of the world

One of the oldest and most universal dishes in the world is soup. It doesn’t matter where you go, there is a soup that represents the country. Here are just a few around the world.

Soups of the world

Minestrone is a thick soup of Italian origin made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice, sometimes both. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, leaf vegetables, stock, parmesan cheese and tomatoes. Wikipedia

Yayla çorbası is a Turkish yogurt soup cooked with a variety of herbs, rice, and chickpeas. Variations of it occur throughout the Middle East. Wikipedia

Bouillabaisse is a traditional Provençal fish stew originating in the port city of Marseille. The French and English form bouillabaisse comes from the Provençal Occitan word bolhabaissa, a compound that consists of the two verbs bolhir and abaissar. Wikipedia

Tinola is a Filipino soup usually served as a main entrée with white rice. Traditionally, this dish is cooked with chicken or fish, wedges of papaya, and leaves of the siling labuyo chilli pepper in a broth flavoured with

Shorbet Adas is a soup with lentils as its main ingredient; it is a vegetarian dish that can be made using bone broth. Brown, red, yellow, green or black lentils, with or without the husk are used in the dish. Dehulled yellow and red lentils disintegrate in cooking, making a thick soup

Tortilla soup is a traditional Mexican soup made of fried corn tortilla pieces, submerged in a broth of tomato, garlic, onion, and chile de árbol and epazote. It is served with pieces of pasilla chiles, chicharrón, avocado, fresh cheese cubes and sour cream.

Harira soup is a savoury Moroccan soup made with dried legumes — lentils, chickpeas, fava beans — is traditionally cooked with lamb or lamb broth, but this version is vegetarian. Though it is typically eaten to break the fast during Ramadan, it is served throughout the rest of the year as well.

Soto ayam is a traditional Indonesian dish that uses ingredients such as chicken, lontong, noodles, and rice vermicelli.  Turmeric is added as one of its main ingredients which makes the yellow chicken broth. Wikipedia

Laksa is a spicy noodle dish popular in Malaysia and Singapore. Laksa consists of various types of noodles, most commonly thick rice noodles, with toppings such as chicken, prawn or fish. Most variations of laksa are prepared with a rich and spicy coconut soup or a broth seasoned with sour asam. Wikipedia

Tom yum is a type of hot and sour Thai soup, usually cooked with shrimp. Tom yum has its origin in Thailand. The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam means ‘mixed’. Wikipedia

Borscht is a sour soup common in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. In English, the word “borscht” is most often associated with the soup’s variant of Ukrainian origin, made with red beetroots as one of the main ingredients, which give the dish its distinctive red colour. Wikipedia

Goulash (Hungarian: gulyás), is a soup or stew of meat and vegetables seasoned with paprika[1] and other spices.[2] Originating in Hungary, goulash is a common meal predominantly eaten in Central Europe but also in other parts of Europe. It is one of the national dishes of Hungary and a symbol of the country.

Chowder is a type of soup or stew often prepared with milk or cream and thickened with broken crackers, crushed ship biscuit, or a roux. Variations of chowder can be seafood or vegetable. Wikipedia

Wonton soup is a bouillon-like soup containing cooked, delicate wontons: dumplings filled with pork and/or shrimp mixed with some vegetables, soy sauce and sesame oil.  

Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup, with a combination of a rich flavoured broth, one of a variety of types of noodles and a selection of meats or vegetables, often topped with a boiled egg.

Caldo de piranha is a traditional Brazilian soup prepared with piranha fish as the key ingredient. The dish is a specialty of the Pantanal area in Mato Grosso do Sul. Other ingredients that are commonly used to prepare the soup include onions, tomatoes, annatto, chilli peppers, and a combination of coriander, parsley, and spring onions.

Caldo Verde is finely shredded Portuguese cabbage (essentially a type of collard green), (or alternatively other leafy greens such as kale or mustard greens), potatoes, olive oil, black pepper and salt, mainly flavoured with onion and garlic.  Some regional recipes favour slight variations, like turnip greens or added meat, such as ham hock, making it similar to Italo-American wedding soup.

Gazpacho is a cold soup and drink made of raw, blended vegetables. It originated in the southern regions of the Iberian peninsula and spread into other areas. Gazpacho is widely eaten in Spain and Portugal, particularly during hot summers, since it is refreshing and cool. Wikipedia

Chupe de Marisco is made with crayfish and is generally popular in the Southern coastal region of Peru. The preparation consists of cooking potatoes and onions in butter, and then adding various spices, such as chilli powder. Then, water, tomatoes, and sometimes chicken broth are added. Before serving the broth, it is mixed with milk or cream.

Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup, with a combination of a rich flavoured broth, one of a variety of types of noodles and a selection of meats or vegetables, often topped with a boiled egg.