For those who love cozy soups and stews, here are a few Asian soups and stews I love to make during the cold winter weather, and are amazing at keeping me warm and cozy. From noodle soups to savory and filling stews, these dishes are super cozy and a must-try if you love Asian food.
Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Kho)
If you love beef stew, then you definitely need to try this Vietnamese beef stew which can be eaten with a baguette or served with noodles. This stew is made with a lot of aromatics and spices like lemongrass and star anise, which makes it very flavorful.
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Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Bun Bo Hue)
If you have ever tried Vietnamese pho, then you definitely need to try this noodle dish. Bun bo hue is a spicier beef noodle dish with more aromatics and packs a lot more flavor. It's a labor of love, so save it for a day you have time.
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An easy classic congee recipe made with Japanese medium grain rice (calrose rice) which creates a thick, silky and creamy congee. It's cooked with thinly sliced marinated chicken and is the ultimate comfort food - especially when you have fun with garnishing it with the plethora of congee toppings!
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Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup (Khao Soi)
If you love Thai curries and noodles, then you should try this comforting and creamy khao soi (Thai curry noodle soup). It's a northern Thai coconut curry soup made with coconut cream, curry paste, and aromatics, which is served with soft egg noodles and topped with crispy egg! The contrast in textures from the soft and crispy egg noodles makes it fun (and delicious) to eat. To simplify it, you can skip making the crispy noodle topping.
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Wonton Noodle Soup
Making wonton dumplings can be a labor of love, but they are easier to make than you think and you can make a big batch and freeze them so you can make them easily anytime you need a quick wonton noodle soup! Alternatively, you can also buy pre-made wonton dumplings to keep things simpler, and I can show you how to put together this warm and cozy wonton soup in minutes for a delicious meal.
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Spicy Korean Soft Tofu Stew (Kimchi Soondubu)
This cozy Korean stew is made with a seafood broth, pork belly and soft tofu. Perfect for any cold night when you want a comfort food that's warm and cozy.
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Thai Hot and Sour Soup (Tom Yum Soup)
If you're familiar with Thai food, then tom yum soup needs no introduction. This popular spicy Thai hot and sour soup has a perfectly balanced sweet, savory, and tart kick and is delicious on its own or with some glass noodles and shrimp!
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Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Soup (Canh Chua)
A quick and easy-to-make Vietnamese sour soup (canh chua), with a perfectly balanced sweet and sour flavor, made with tamarind, aromatic herbs, veggies and pineapple. Simple, cozy and full on flavor.
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Udon Noodle Miso Soup
This udon noodle soup comes together in less than 30 minutes. It's made with thick and chewy udon noodles, any type of leftover or pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and served in a simple and delicious miso broth with veggies.
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Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai Soup)
If you're familiar with tom yum soup, a delicious and comforting hot and sour soup, you should consider trying tom kha gai! Tom kha gai soup uses tom yum as the soup base, but it also has coconut milk in it for additional flavor and creaminess. It's packed with flavor from aromatics like lemongrass, kaffir (makrut) lime leaves, and galangal root.
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Corn Egg Drop Soup
Egg drop soup is a classic favorite Chinese takeout soup, this version also has sweet bits of corn in it as well! Super easy to make, very warm and comforting and very satisfying to slurp.
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Napa Cabbage Tofu Soup
A super fast and easy napa cabbage tofu soup with mushrooms simmered in chicken broth for a comforting and hearty taste.
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Chinese Tomato Beef Soup
This Chinese tomato beef soup features a sweet and tart tomato broth with tender thin sliced beef and mushrooms. Serve it over rice or noodles, it is the perfect one-pot meal to keep you warm during the colder months.
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Winter Melon Soup with Meatballs
Winter melon soup is a soothing and comforting dish that is indispensable during the cold winter months. The winter melon is cooked in a fragrant broth until tender, with extra juicy pork meatballs that have a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
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Chinese Fish 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.
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