27+ Chinese Soups to Try at Home (Easy Recipes)

Chinese soups are a delightful journey into a world of flavors and comfort. With a rich culinary heritage that spans centuries, these soups are all about warmth, nourishment, and pure deliciousness.

From light and fragrant broths that tease your taste buds to hearty bowls packed with tender meats and vibrant veggies, Chinese soups have something for everyone.

Whether it’s the tangy kick of hot and sour soup, the comforting embrace of wonton soup, or the wholesome goodness of medicinal soups, each spoonful brings a taste of China’s culinary mastery.

So, grab a spoon, slurp away, and let the flavors transport you to the heart of Chinese gastronomy.

Be sure to check out these 30+ traditional Chinese dessert recipes, Chinese beef recipes, and Chinese Tofu Recipes too.

The BEST Chinese Soup Recipes

These delicious Lamb Dumplings are served up in a spicy ginger broth for ultimate slurp-ability. Easy dumplings are made with wonton wrappers and filled with ground lamb, mushrooms, ginger & garlic.
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This Asian hot and sour soup is fresh mushrooms, tofu, egg, bamboo shoots and green onions, all in a savory broth. A remake of the restaurant favorite.
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Egg Drop Soup is so easy to make at home with simple ingredients including chicken broth, eggs, soy sauce, and scallions. Just like at your favorite Chinese restaurant, enjoy this cozy and comforting egg drop soup recipe in less than 20 minutes.
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Try this nourishing Chinese Chayote Soup made with wholesome ingredients. It’s easy to make and a delightful way to enjoy chayote squash.
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Add this quick and colorful tomato egg drop soup to your recipe book! The aromatics and tomatoes are sauteed to release the fragrance, then cooked with egg ribbons in chicken broth with nutty sesame oil to finish it up. It is comforting and delicious and will warm your heart on a chilly day.
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25 Minute Wonton Soup with Sesame Chili Oil: better than the takeout version, but quicker and healthier too…perfect on a cold winter night!
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This Chinese chicken wonton noodle soup is delicious and light. It is served with wonton noodles, baby bok choy, and carrots.
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West lake beef soup is a humble starter soup popular among Chinese folks as it calls quite common ingredients: tofu, beef, shiitake mushroom, starch and coriander.
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Chinese winter melon soup recipe with pork meatballs, dong gua, and glass noodles. This winter melon meatball soup is healthy & delicious!
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This lotus root soup with pork rib is a comforting and nourishing soup that can be cooked on the stovetop or with a pressure cooker. The ribs are tender while the broth has a delicate sweet-savory flavor and a gentle fragrance.
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Here is a quick and easy take on Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup that takes less than 30 minutes to make with easily accessible ingredients.
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Oxtail Soup has got everything you want and need. The broth is rich from the beef fat and marrow. The carrot and celery provide a nice crisp texture.
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This Chinese home-style seaweed egg drop soup recipe is healthy and quick. Many Chinese families serve soup with every meal––this recipe is a common go-to!
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Introducing a delightful 4-ingredient Button Mushroom Soup that surpasses meat soups in taste and satisfaction. This recipe elevates the humble mushroom into a lusciously flavorful and umami-packed broth.
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A Fish Maw Soup that’s densely nutritious, using only 4 main ingredients. It’s slowly simmered until incredibly silky and thick, tantalising your senses with irresistible melt-in-your-mouth moments!
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Watercress and Goji berry pork rib soup is a fresh and delicious soup, full of flavor and brimming with nutritional goodness. The meat is very tender and almost falling off the ribs and the Goji berries give a more delicate and sweet flavor.
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Nourishing and nutritious black silkie chicken is cooked with Chinese herbs. It can be prepared with Instant Pot pressure cooker, on the stove, or in a slow cooker.
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Light and packed with Asian flavors, this clear Chinese spinach soup happens to be vegan & gluten-free. An easy to make side dish that is ready in 15 mins.
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A warm bowl of delicious chicken mushroom soup is an easy and convenient all-in-one meal to keep you full and satisfied.
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Soul-soothing and comforting, this Chinese napa cabbage soup makes a great easy weeknight dinner! Ready in 30 mins & only a handful of ingredients needed.
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This stinky tofu recipe is the perfect introduction to the funky world of fermented tofu. Braised in a spicy broth, Taiwanese stinky tofu soup is a must-try.
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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.
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Chinese Beef Noodle Soup (红烧牛肉面) – A hearty noodle soup topped with tender and luscious beef. This recipe shows you how to achieve a truly rich flavor with the fewest steps.
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This easy Cantonese lotus root peanut with pork ribs soup is nutritious and a staple soup in Chinese kitchen. The soup can be made on the stove, rice cooker, or pressure cooker.
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A classic Chinese soup recipe using pig stomach cooked in lots of white peppercorns. The soup is clean-tasting, savory, and peppery. The soup can be made with Instant Pot pressure cooker or on the stove.
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Shepherd’s Purse Tofu Soup is a well-known, popular soup in Shanghai. Shepherd’s purse is wonderfully fragrant, and can be found at Chinese grocery stores.
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This rich Asian vegetable stock is tasty enough to be sipped alone or used as a base for countless soups and noodle soups. It’s truly a cornerstone recipe.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these soup recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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27+ Chinese Soups to Try Out!

Get ready to dive into these Chinese soups. With a rich culinary heritage, these soups are all about warmth, nourishment & deliciousness. Try these delicious Lamb Dumplings served up in a spicy ginger broth for ultimate slurp-ability.
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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people




  • In a medium bowl, combine the lamb, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, green onions, and a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • To assemble: Add about 1 teaspoon lamb filling to each wonton wrapper. Brush water around the edges of the wrapper then fold the edges up around the filling and pinch to seal. Add sesame seeds to a small bowl or shallow dish. Brush the bottoms of the dumplings with water then dip in sesame seeds.
  • Heat 1 TBSP sesame oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shallots and cook until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and cook another minute, until fragrant. Add the broth, soy sauce, and the rice vinegar. Season to taste with pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Keep warm.
  • Heat 2 TBSP vegetable oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the dumplings and cook until the bottoms are golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Carefully add 1/4 cup water to the skillet, and cover immediately. Reduce heat to medium-low and let the dumplings steam for 5-6 minutes*.
  • Ladle broth into bowls and top with wontons, green onions and chili oil. Enjoy!


*Note: USDA recommends cooking ground lamb to 160 degrees. 
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Large Skillet
Medium Pot


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 767mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 3mg

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