Soup is the absolute best dish to make in the fall and winter months. It is warm, comforting, yummy, and fun to make, especially if you try one of these 15 soup recipes with Asian flavors from Japan to India to Vietnam! The cuisine from these countries is positively packed with unique and complex flavors and traditionally full of healthy ingredients like vegetables, mushrooms, and tofu. Depending on the country, Asian food is usually super easy to make fully plant-based. It might seem intimidating to try and imitate the beautiful dishes we get at our favorite Asian restaurants, but it is definitely possible with these recipes. Whatever you’re craving from ramen to pho, we’ve got you covered! Find these soup recipes and many more on the Food Monster App!
1. Garlic Miso and Onion Soup
Source: Garlic Miso and Onion Soup
An easy Asian-inspired soup with tofu to fill you up. Plain tofu can sometimes be kind of bland (sorry, tofu, but it’s true). In this recipe, however, the neutral taste of tofu plays well against the miso and garlic. Hooray for an old vegan staple! Try this Garlic Miso and Onion Soup by Adams Media.
2. Comforting Veggie and Tofu Pho
Source: Comforting Veggie and Tofu Pho
What makes this delicious Comforting Veggie and Tofu Pho by Claire Ragozzino extra special is the rich broth. Lemongrass, anise pods, whole cloves, and plum vinegar creates a rich umami taste that compliments the soup perfectly.
3. Easy Cashew Ramen
Source: Easy Cashew Ramen
4. Zucchini and Edamame Miso Soup
Source: Zucchini and Edamame Miso Soup
A rejuvenating mix of zucchini, edamame, miso, and nori come together in this healthy and tasty Zucchini and Edamame Miso Soup by Annabelle Randles. Make sure you use low salt vegetable stock as miso is quite salty. This is just the perfect comforting recipe for late summer or early autumn when there are cooler temperatures.
5. Raw Japanese Corn Potage Soup
Source: Raw Japanese Corn Potage Soup
Corn potage is a Japanese style corn soup and one of the many dishes that the Japanese adopted from the west and made their own. Potage is a French word that means thick soup or stew. The result is a thick corn delight that is so refreshing and delicious! Try this Raw Japanese Corn Potage Soup by Mariko Sakata!
6. Tantan Ramen
Source: Tantan Ramen
Tantan ramen is a Chinese-Japanese fusion noodle dish that incorporates a creamy sesame flavour with the heat of chillies – a match made in heaven! There’s nothing like a big, comforting bowl of this Tantan Ramen by Vegan Punks!
7. Vietnamese Pho With Mushrooms and Tofu
This Vietnamese Pho by Sofia Von Porat is warm, filling, and fragrant. The mushrooms and tofu provide the bulk of the protein and the vegetable broth and soy sauce combine to make a delicious base. Most Vietnamese people enjoy this dish for breakfast, which you are welcome to do as well, or make it if you’re in need of a quick and easy lunch.
8. Indian-Spiced Lentil Soup With Creamy Coconut Milk
This flavorful Indian-Spiced Lentil Soup by Liz Moody waltzes the line between sweet and savory, with creaminess from the coconut milk. While most recipes cook garlic in the beginning, in this one, you chop it 20 minutes prior, which allows you to get the full benefits and flavor. The flavors of this soup only get better with time — so go ahead and cook a big batch every time you make it and enjoy it throughout the week.
9. Thai Pumpkin Soup With Peanut Butter Roasted Chickpeas
10. Easy Coconut Curry Ramen
Source: Easy Coconut Curry Ramen
Ramen a Japanese noodles soup dish is very popular. In this gluten-free vegan ramen recipe, coconut milk is included to add creamy richness and intense flavor. This Coconut Curry Ramen by Kristina Stosek is a quick version of ramen broth with beautiful flavors. You can also add some gluten-free hot sauce for a bit of heat such sriracha.
11. Kimchi Chigae: Korean Kimchi Stew
Kimchi chigae is a Korean recipe that has the aim of making sure nothing goes to waste. Like bibimbap, it’s about taking what’s in your fridge that you would otherwise not serve at the table and putting them into a pot until they become delicious again. If you like spicy food, you will love love love this Korean Kimchi Stew by Joanne Lee. It’s easy, delicious, and healthy to boot!
12. Indian Eggplant Soup
Source: Indian Eggplant Soup
Making a filling, flavorful, and delicious soup doesn’t have to take hours. In 30 minutes or less, you can have a pot of healthy vegan soup ready for dinner. This Indian Eggplant Soup by Nikki and Zuzana incorporates curry powder, coconut milk, and fresh cilantro for lush, aromatic flavors.
13. Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup
Source: Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup
This Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup by Mitra Shirmohammadi is the ultimate cozy and comforting meal to enjoy on a chilly winter day. Packed full of protein and loads of flavor, this noodle soup is filling and so amazing!
14. Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup
Source: Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup
This vegan Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup by Mark Reinfeld is based off a regional dish in both Mandarin and Szechuan cuisines. The hot comes from chile pepper and the sour comes from vinegar. Paired with stir fry or other Chinese-inspired mains and sides, this stand-out soup is perfect for winter. It will keep you warm and cozy on the coldest of days. Try out this vegan hot and sour soup––you’ll be happy that you did!
15. Vietnamese Noodle Soup
Source: Vietnamese Noodle Soup
Phở is basically a Vietnamese noodle pot, whose main ingredient is a strong, aromatic broth served with broad rice noodles, crunchy Asian vegetables, fresh herbs, and chili sauce. Many spices, soup vegetables, and special touch dried shiitake mushrooms give the Vietnamese Noodle Soup by Claudia Luger-Bazinger a hearty note.
For more Asian-inspired recipes, check out The Ultimate Guide To Easy Asian Stir-Fry or Learn About These 5 Gut-Friendly Fermented Foods From Different Asian Regions!
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