35 Soups and Stews from Around the World

Do you love soup season as much as we do? During the chilly months, soup is wonderful for warming up after a day on the slopes, hunkering down during snowstorms, and finding comfort during the dark and dreary days. It’s no wonder that people from around the world enjoy soup in many delicious, flavorful ways. Nearly every cuisine has its own soup recipes; it’s truly wonderful to discover how a simple, wholesome staple like soup can be so versatile, adapting to the culinary essence of every culture. If you want to season your soup game with more diversity, HowtoCook.Recipes has a bunch of world soup recipes to get you started. You’ll discover Spanish soup, Italian soup, Japanese soup, Korean soup, Mexican soup, Irish soup, spicy soup, cold soup, and many more! Here are 35 soups from around the world:

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35 Soups and Stews from Around the World

Here is a list of all the world soups included on this mouthwatering infographic:

  • Chicken fricot — American and Canadian soup
  • Moqueca — Brazilian soup
  • Winter melon — Chinese soup
  • Crema de auyama — Dominican soup
  • Kharcho — Georgian soup
  • Kartoffelsuppe — German soup
  • Sweetheart cabbage soup — English soup
  • Bouillabaisse — French soup
  • Avgolemono — Greek soup
  • Karfiolleves — Hungarian soup
  • Mulligatawny — Indian soup
  • Soto ayam — Indonesian soup
  • Leek and potato soup — Irish soup
  • Brodo di pollo — Italian soup
  • Wedding soup — Italian soup
  • Pepperpot soup — Jamaican soup
  • Oden — Japanese soup
  • Sundubu-jjigae — Korean soup
  • Shorbet adas — Lebanese soup
  • Fårikål — Norwegian soup
  • Harira — Moroccan soup
  • Sopa Azteca — Mexican soup
  • Mohinga — Myanma soup
  • Banga — Nigerian soup
  • Chupe de camarones — Peruvian soup
  • Solyanka — Russian soup
  • Finnan haddie chowder — Scottish soup
  • Sopa de ajo — Spanish soup
  • Tom kha gai — Thai soup
  • Yayla çorbasi — Turkish soup
  • Ribollita — Tuscan soup
  • Gumbo — American soup
  • Borscht — Ukrainian soup
  • Bún riêu — Vietnamese soup
  • Maafe — West African soup

What Country Is Known for Soups?

Many cuisines enjoy soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but Poland’s cuisine is abundant with a rich variety of soups. Some Polish soups include zurek, a traditional Polish soup made with fermented rye flour and meat such as pork sausage or ham, and flaki, a dense, hearty soup made with tripe. The broth is spicy and should be enjoyed with fresh bread or a roll.

We hope you enjoyed this cozy, delicious world tour of soups and stews. Be sure to check out our soup recipe section, which features pho, a Vietnamese soup with savory broth, thick noodles, plenty of herbs and spices, and meat. Of course, we have also included the beloved classics chicken noodle soup and tomato soup. While it’s fun to experiment with global flavors, there’s just something so comforting about returning to a bowl of these cold-busting mainstays.


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