25+ Asian Soups

Journey through Asia with this curated collection of 25+ Asian soups from a diverse range of countries like Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, and Indonesia! Whether you’re craving the comforting warmth of a steaming bowl of ramen, the aromatic spices of Thai coconut soup, or the nourishing goodness of Chinese herbal soups, this roundup has something for every soup lover.

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Not sure where to start? I highly recommend my Egg Roll Soup and my Japanese Udon Soup with a dashi-based broth.

The BEST Asian Soup Recipes to Try

Overhead shot of bowl of udon soup with soup spoon.
Learn how to make Udon Soup (Kake Udon) at home. It’s a traditional Japanese appetizer made with tender udon noodles and a rich, dashi-based broth.
Udon Noodle Soup
Bowl of egg roll soup on counter next to small bowls of sesame seeds, green onions and wonton strips.
This pork Egg Roll Soup showcases everything you love from the Chinese takeout classic in a delicious meal! Topped with crispy wonton strips.
Egg Roll Soup
HANDS HOLDING BOWL OF LAMB WONTONS.
Lamb Dumplings served in a spicy ginger broth with garlic & chili oil. Easy dumplings are made with wonton wrappers and totally delicious!
Lamb Dumplings in Spicy Ginger Broth
Overhead close up of bowl of pho with toppings.
This easy recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Pho makes traditional pho ga in a fraction of the time with the help of your pressure cooker. This delicious pho recipe results in a flavorful broth and tender chicken. Combined with rice noodles, toasted spices, and fresh herbs, this soup packs so much flavor!
Instant Pot Pho Ga
Tomato Egg Drop Soup Recipe (Chinese egg flower soup) takes 15 minutes to cook and with 6 ingredients only. Healthy and vegetarian friendly.
Recipe: I Heart Umami
Chinese Tomato Egg Drop Soup
Bok Choy Soup Vegetarian is full of flavor and ready in 20 mins! This Asian soup with bok choy is vegan or vegetarian, easy and healthy!
Recipe: I Heart Umami
Vegetarian Bok Choy Soup
This Vegetarian Kimchi Jjigae a.k.a. Korean Tofu Stew is sweet, spicy, tangy, and full of flavor! Enjoy this vegan stew with rice on the side.
Recipe: Sunglow Kitchen
Vegetarian Kimchi Jjigae (Spicy Korean Tofu Stew)
Roasted Garlic Miso Soup + Greens is a healthy, immune boosting soup that’s delicious and easy to make! Vegan + gluten-free recipe.
Recipe: Simple Veganista
Roasted Garlic Miso Soup
Hot and sour soup is a lovely Chinese soup loaded with lots of ingredients include protein, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and wood ear mushrooms.
Recipe: China Sichuan Food
Hot and Sour Soup
This tom kha gai soup is just perfect. Rich and creamy with lots of tang from fresh lime juice with lots of chicken and shrimp.
Recipe: So Much Food Blog
Tom Kha Gai Soup (Thai Coconut Soup)
This Red Curry Noodle Soup will have your taste buds dancing. The combination of shiitake mushrooms, sautéed veggies, silken tofu, creamy coconut milk, and chewy noodles will make you fall in love!
Recipe: Vegan Huggs
Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup
Vietnamese Macaroni Soup with Pork, or Sup Nui, is great for sick days or cold winter nights! The homemade pork broth is the star. And it pairs perfectly with macaroni, carrots, and ground pork for a cozy bowl of soup.
Recipe: Balance with Jess
Vietnamese Macaroni Soup with Pork
This Curry Laksa or Curry Mee is spicy, creamy, and loaded with delicious vegetables and crunchy fried wontons. It is the perfect meal for any weather.
Recipe: WoonHeng
Malaysian Curry Laksa
Soto ayam is a comforting, rich Indonesian chicken soup that’s filled with so much flavor and toppings. Traditionally served with shredded chicken, a boiled egg, and glass noodles, soto ayam is a must in every Indonesian family. The rich soup is topped with crispy fried shallots, a squeeze of lime, a drizzle of kecap manis, and a side of fresh chili sauce. 
Recipe: Toast to Home
Indonesian Soto Ayam
Enjoy a warm bowl of Mulligatawny soup, packed with lentils, curry powder, apples, cream, and chicken. Perfect for a comforting meal!
Recipe: Nourish Deliciously
Mulligatawny Soup
Soybean paste soup is a popular everyday dish in Korea. It is typically served in a hot earthenware pot and made with assorted vegetables, red meat or seafood and fermented soybean paste. With the help of fermented soy bean paste – a classic seasoning in Korean cuisine, it is very easy to make this dish at home. 
Recipe: Spice the Plate
Korean Soybean Paste Soup
This healthy Korean Radish Soup or Mu Guk recipe is an easy and satisfying vegan dish of daikon radish in a savory kombu-garlic broth made with green onion, garlic, and sesame seeds.
Recipe: Veggiekins Blog
Korean Radish Soup
Indulge in a hot bowl of Coconut Gochujang noodle soup that’s ready in just 15 minutes. Picture a rich, creamy, and spicy broth paired with quick-cooking ramen noodles, all infused with the irresistible tastes of Asian cuisine.
Recipe: Serving Dumplings
Coconut Gochujang Noodle Soup
This centuries-old Chinese fish soup is so rich with flavor and history that it’s a national treasure and tastes just as addictive as hot and sour soup.
Recipe: Omnivore's Cookbook
Chinese Fish Soup
Yaka mein is an easy, comforting, and rich beef noodle soup that will warm your soul. Chewy noodles are served in a savory and slightly sweet Asian-style beef broth. It’s topped with juicy steak, hot sauce, and a boiled egg. Delicious served hot or cold, it’s a perfect dish to cook on a busy weekday yet fancy enough to serve for Sunday dinner.
Recipe: Omnivore's Cookbook
Beef Noodle Soup (Yaka Mein)
This Thai Pumpkin Soup gives you a gourmet Thai experience without any of the extra work. It’s creamy, easy to make, and layered with winter squash, warm and spicy aromatics, and bold spices and herbs. Quite possibly the most flavorful soup you’ll ever try!
Recipe: Rainbow Plant Life
Thai Pumpkin Soup
Warm, delicious, yet light, this Chinese spinach soup is packed with Asian flavors! A quick and easy Chinese side dish that is ready in 15 minutes.
Recipe: My Plantiful Cooking
Clear Chinese Spinach Soup
Zosui is a nourishing Japanese rice soup cooked in dashi broth with vegetables and tofu. Ready in under 20 minutes, this tonyuu zosui is hearty, satisfying and the perfect comfort meal for the cooler season. 
Recipe: Okonomi Kitchen
Japanese Soy Milk Rice Soup
Simple, sweet and creamy Japanese Corn Potage made with just 2-ingredients! Enjoyed hot or chilled, this comfort soup is perfect for chilly summer evenings. 
Recipe: Okonomi Kitchen
Japanese Corn Soup
This 1-pot Kabocha Brown Rice Soup is light yet hearty and perfect for the fall or winter weather. It’s healthy, incredibly easy to make and so comforting. Vegan, dairy free & gluten free.
Recipe: Okonomi Kitchen
Kabocha Brown Rice Soup

Garnish Ideas

  • sliced green onions
  • fresh herbs like cilantro or basil or parsley
  • lime wedges
  • bean sprouts
  • nori
  • crispy shallots
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • chili oil
  • pickled vegetables
  • soft boiled eggs or hard boiled eggs

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these Asian Soup recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Overhead shot of bowl of udon soup with soup spoon.

25+ Asian Soups

Journey through Asia with this curated collection of 25+ Asian soups from a diverse range of countries like Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, and Indonesia! Whether you're craving the comforting warmth of a steaming bowl of ramen, the aromatic spices of Thai coconut soup, or the nourishing goodness of Chinese herbal soups, this roundup has something for every soup lover.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 7-ounce packages udon noodles (fresh or frozen, spaghetti or bucatini also work)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic (grated or minced)
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 6-gram packets dashi
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons mirin
  • Salt (to taste)

For Topping:

Instructions

  • Prepare noodles according to package directions, and drain. Toss with a teaspoon of sesame or olive oil to prevent them from sticking, and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Once hot, add the ginger and garlic and saute until it becomes fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the water and the dashi packets. Bring to a boil then simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove the dashi packet, squeezing out the liquids, then discard.
  • Add the soy sauce and mirin and stir to combine. Season with salt, to taste.
  • Stir in the cooked noodles and heat over medium-low, if necessary, to rewarm them.
  • Top with green onions and togarashi, as desired, and enjoy.

Notes

If you can’t find dashi, you can substitute chicken broth. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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