Malaysian Curry Beef Noodle Soup – Laksa

Beef Laksa Recipe

When traveling through Malaysia and Singapore we became huge fans of Laksa. This creamy noodle soup is full of spicy exotic flavors, such as lemongrass and creamy coconut milk, that we have come to crave when traveling through Southeast Asia. We quickly discovered that we weren’t alone in our adoration for this deceptively simple noodle … Read more

Caldo Verde – Portuguese Kale, Sausage and Potato Soup

Sausage Kale Potato Soup

Caldo Verde is a popular Portuguese soup recipe whose name translates simply to “green broth.” The soup gets its characteristic green color from hearty green leafy vegetables in the cabbage family (forms of kale or collard greens are often used). It gets its rich creamy texture from potatoes and a spicy punch from the use … Read more

New England Style Seafood Chowder

New England Seafood Chowder

Having grown up in Maine, I often crave a creamy bowl of chowder. We Mainers have entire festivals devoted to finding the best recipe. Some prefer a thin broth, and others are so thick that you can pile up a chunky bite full on your spoon. Some recipes call for bacon which adds a subtle smoky … Read more

Sopa de Lima – Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

Sopa de Lima is a traditional soup from Mexico’s Yucatan region. It is similar to the better known Tortilla Soup but adds a fresh citrus flavor with the liberal use of fresh lime. The limes used in the Yucatan Peninsula are a variety called “lima agria”  or bitter lime. They have a  are slightly sweet … Read more

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada is one of my favorite soup recipes for a few reasons. A nice basic vegetable and chicken soup is nice, but add to that a little bit of spice, a thicker consistency with the addition of corn flour, and a good dose of cheese. The soup just gets better by piling on the … Read more

Beef Borscht – Beetroot and Cabbage Soup

Borscht with Meat

Borscht is one of those dishes that I honestly thought I wouldn’t like. When I was first introduced to the dish as a kid, the idea of a soup made out of beets just didn’t appeal. At all. Mostly likely because my introduction was likely those canned beets that you find on salad bars. And … Read more

Bulgarian Meatball Soup – Supa Topcheta

Bulgarian Meatball Soup

Supa Topcheta, or Bulgarian Meatball Soup, is a favorite traditional dish and comfort food at its best. The hearty soup is filled with vegetables and meatballs made with a combination of pork and beef. Then it’s thickened with egg yolks and Greek yogurt spiked with fresh lemon juice. The resulting soup is creamy without being overly heavy. … Read more

Hot Pot Asian Soup (Shabu-Shabu)

Seafood Shabu Shabu

Hot Pot (or similarly Japanese Shabu-Shabu) is actually a fondue. Vegetables, thinly sliced meats and often noodles and/or dumplings, are added to a fondue pot with boiling broth. Each person sharing the fondue adds their own ingredients to the broth. Food can be rescued by using a small wire basket or just cooked by “swishing” … Read more

Croatian Bean and Sausage Soup (Grah)

Croatian Bean and Sausage Stew

We came across this thick smokey bean soup when traveling through Croatia. Grah translates literally to “bean” which is the principle ingredient. The soup (or stew) gets its rich flavor from smoked meat and paprika. and has is a thick consistency (like a chili). It can be made in about 45 minutes if you save a little … Read more

Tuscan Vegetable Soup – Acquacotta

Acquacotte - Italian Vegetable Soup

Acquacotta is an Italian vegetable soup with very humble beginnings. The word acquacotta literally translates from Italian to mean “cooked water.” It is what I think of as the Italian version of stone soup. Making something of nothing. Start with a pot of plain water, and then add what you have. A bit of stale … Read more