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Category Archives for "Asian Soups"

30+ Authentic Southeast Asian Soup Recipes

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So many Southeast Asian soup recipes, so little time! Some people visit Southeast Asia for the majestic temples. Some visit the beautiful rainforests, mountains, and beaches. I go for the soups. God how I love them all. I could feast on them every single day for the rest of my life and never get tired. […]

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Simple Samlar Machu (Cambodian Sour Soup) Recipe

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I wish there was a better English translation for Samlar Machu (also spelled Samlor Machu) which in Khmer, the language spoken in Cambodia, translates as “sour soup.” That’s because Samlar Machu is really not THAT sour and there’s a lot more going on besides just the sour flavor – hints of sweet, salty, spicy (though […]

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Khao Suey (Burmese Coconut Chicken Soup)

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Khao Suey, sometimes also spelled Khow Suey (both pronounced “cow sway”) is a Burmese coconut chicken noodle soup that is not very well-known in the vast and wonderful world of Southeast Asian soup recipes. It is said to be the ancestor of Khao Soi, the more famed classic northern Thai soup, with which it shares […]

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Chicken Pho Recipe (Pho Ga)

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Welcome back to my 3-part series on how to make Pho, the famous Vietnamese noodle soup. In part 1 we learned to make a Saigon pho. In part 2, it was a Ha Noi Pho. And today, for part 3, we’ll learn how to make a Chicken Pho recipe, known as Pho Ga in Vietnamese. […]

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Ha Noi Pho: The Best Pho Recipe

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Unless you’re from Vietnam you may not be aware that there are two main styles of Pho, the famous Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Most of what’s served in Vietnamese restaurants in America is Saigon Pho, the southern style. But there’s also a northern style known as Ha Noi Pho. Ha Noi, more commonly spelled Hanoi, […]

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Pho Saigon: A Southern Pho Recipe

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Welcome to my three-part series on how to make Pho, Vietnam’s famous beef noodle soup. In this series, I’m going to explore and share recipes for the three most popular types of Pho. Today, we’ll look at the most popular version outside Vietnam — Pho Saigon, also just called Saigon Pho. One could argue it […]

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Thai Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

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This Thai beef noodle soup recipe is one of my absolute favorite Southeast Asian soup recipes. It may not be as popular as more famous Thai soups, like Tom Yum Goong and Tom Kha Gai, but within Thailand itself, it’s an iconic dish with zillions of styles and variations. And that’s the great thing about […]

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Thai Pork Rib Soup (Tom Saap)

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One of my favorite parts of traveling in Southeast Asia is stumbling upon unique and delicious Southeast Asian soup recipes that are not widely known outside that country. That was exactly my experience with this Thai pork rib soup, called Tom Saap in Thai. I only had it a few times in Thailand, but it […]

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Thai Vegetable Soup (Gaeng Jued)

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One of the myths of Thai cuisine is that it’s all super hot and spicy. Nothing could be further from the truth. A great example is this Thai vegetable soup (called Gaeng Jued in Thailand) which is a super simple recipe that’s frequently given to those that are plagued with some form of digestive complaint. Gaeng Jued in […]

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Easy Tom Yum Soup Recipe

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Tom Yum soup. Along with Tom Kha, it is Thailand’s most famous soup and one of the most iconic Southeast Asian soup recipes. All of the quintessential flavors of Thailand are present in Tom Yum and while many variations exist, the most popular version is Tom Yum Goong (Goong means shrimp in the Thai language). […]

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