Soup From Around The World: how to make them

1. Borscht (Eastern Europe) : Soup

Mainly common in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, this tangy soup is a Ukrainian native. It is made with fresh beetroots, beef shank, onions, carrots, potatoes and cabbage. It is then topped with sour cream and wisps of dill to give an enriching flavour.

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2 . Sopa Azteca (Mexico)

This traditional Mexican soup literally translates to ‘tortilla soup’ and therefore obviously contains fried corn tortilla pieces. But before the garnish, the soup is made from a base of tomato, garlic, protein-rich beans, chile de árbol and epazote. It is then topped with pieces of pasilla chiles, chicharrón, avocado, fresh cheese cubes and sour cream.

3. French Onion Soup (France)

Rich French onion soup is usually based on meat stock and slightly caramelised onions and often served with crunchy croutons and a hunk of bread topped with gruyére cheese.

4. Pho (Vietnam)

Pho is Vietnam’s national dish comprising of linguine-style rice noodles (bánh phở) in a flavoursome broth topped with meats and/or vegetables. The delicious broth of this soup is enriched with vegetables along with herbs and your choice of meat (usually beef or chicken). It’s very healthy and amazingly tasty! It’s one of the most well known and loved soups from around the world.

5. Ramen (Japan)

Originally a Chinese dish, ramen was once just a labourer’s supper but now has been featured in many Japanese restaurants and events, as well as in anime and manga. And today, most regions in Japan make their own unique variations with different broths, noodles, seasonings, and toppings of their own ramen. It is one of the most popular dishes not only in Japan but all over the world. It has that intoxicating allure when it arrives at your table steaming hot, asking you to take that first giant slurp!

6. Cullen Skink (Scotland)

Cullen skink is a thick soup made with smoked haddock, potatoes, and onions. A speciality of the town of Cullen in the northeast of Scotland, but is now widely eaten across the country. ‘Skink’ is a Scots word for a chunk of beef, and as it was usually used in soups, it is also used to refer to that. This is one of the most hearty soups from around the world. It can be made with milk, water or cream depending on the variation. It is usually served with bread.

7. Caldo Verde (Portugal)

A popular Portuguese soup, Caldo Verde has garlic, onions, savoy cabbage, kale, collard greens, potatoes, olive oil, black pepper and salt. Some recipes also add meat, such as smoky pork sausage.

8. Bouillabaisse (France)

The traditional bouillabaisse is a wondrous medley of shellfish, saffron, fennel, tomatoes, and garlic. Originally from the port city of Marseille, Bouillabaisse is served first in a soup plate with slices of bread and rouille (a sauce that consists of olive oil with breadcrumbs, garlic, saffron and cayenne pepper), and then the fish is served separately on a large platter

9. Bean Soup (Italy)

This creamy vegetarian soup is packed full of proteins. Made with a combination of different kind of beans such as chickpeas, kidney beans, flageolet beans, Cannellini beans, this hearty soup is then garnished with cabbage of your choice (for example kale or savoy).

10. Palócleves (Hungary)

This traditional Hungarian soup is usually made with lamb, mutton, pork or beef. The soup is either served with sour cream on the side (in a separate bowl) or it is made by mixing the cream as well. Vinegar or lemon can be used to enhance the sour taste, while dill is used for decoration.

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