25 Comforting Soup Recipes From All Around The World

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On cold winter days, nothing warms your heart, your sold, and your frigid limbs quite like a bowl of soup. Which explains why every country has its own unique and delicious soup recipes.

So we asked the BuzzFeed community to tell us about their favorite comforting soup recipes from around the world. Here are some of their responses.

1. Mexico: Pozole

 

 

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“I make red pozole with extra broth and hominy. Then I add tons of cilantro, onions, radishes, hot sauce, and lime juice.” — dannyrevolution

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2. Russia: Shchi

 

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“This Russian recipe is made with lots of green cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and onion.” — darinak3

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3. Sweden: Ärtsoppa

 

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“It’s a rich and creamy yellow split pea soup. It warms your soul, and you’ll want to finish it off with some pankakkor (Swedish pancakes).” — genericjill

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4. Japan: Miso Soup

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“I grew up with a Japanese grandmother, and she always had a pot of hot miso soup and a bowl of rice ready to serve me. The ingredients varied day to day, but it was always delicious.” — carijayneswegs

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5. Turkey: Tarhana Soup

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“This soup is a staple food in Turkey. Preparing the tarhana dough — the main ingredient for the soup — is a process that takes days, and many people will make a big batch and share it with family members and neighbors.” — nomad

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6. Hungary: Mushroom Soup

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“It’s different from other mushroom soups because it’s thick and it gets a nice kick from paprika. I like to top it with dill and sour cream.” — kayliev3

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7. Laos: Kow Poon

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“This spicy Laotian curry soup made with vermicelli rice noodles will change your life.” — niltiaC

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8. Spain: Sopa de Ajo

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“This Spanish soup is so easy to make, using garlic, broth, paprika spice, a poached egg, and crusty bread. You can always add meat like chorizo or jamón.” — gretcheno3

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9. Colombia: Ajiaco

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“I spend two months in Colombia and fell in love with Ajiaco. It’s creamy and it’s packed with corn, potato, chicken and lots of flavor.” — desireet49935459f

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10. Serbia: Pasulj

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“This thick Serbian stew is made with white beans or kidney beans, carrots, potatoes and lots of meat like sausage or thick cut bacon. It’s so warm, it fills you right up, and it’s darn delicious.” — tiap4923f234f

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11. Southern India: Rasam

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“This tomato and lentil soup is popular in Southern India. Traditionally, you eat it with rice, and it’s so comforting. I make it every time I feel homesick.” — manasvinib

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12. Philippines: Arroz Caldo

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“It’s a filipino rice porridge made with ginger, similar to Chinese congee.” — jessybear

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13. Korea: Samgyetang

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“It’s Korean chicken and ginseng soup, and I wholeheartedly believe it can cure a cold.” — kaileeg4620032b0

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14. Finland: Lohikeitto

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“Also known as Finnish salmon soup, this dish contains leeks, carrots, potatoes, and salmon in a creamy seafood broth seasoned with dill.” — a49a95797e

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15. Poland: Zupa Ogorkowa

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“It’s a Polish pickle soup made of pork stock with shredded veggies. I make a big pot every winter.” — brittnim4

16. Portugal: Sopa de Peixe

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17. Egypt: Egyptian Lentil Soup

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“It’s thick and flavorful, blended with tomatoes, garlic, carrots, and onion and topped with fried Egyptian flatbread.” — ktannee

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18. Germany: Knoephla Soup

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“It’s a thick potato and dumpling soup, and it’s to die for.” — j463e065e6

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19. Malaysia: Wantan Mee

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“I’m Malaysian, and this is my go-to recipe when it’s cold out. The wantan noodles are full of flavor, and the char siu (barbecue pork) on top is delicious. They taste best prepared in a simple broth with thin noodles.” — darshinies

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20. U.S.A: Matzo Ball Soup

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“I grew up eating matzo ball soup for Shabbat dinner as a child. My family is Jewish and we would always have this soup with big, fluffy matzo balls.” — SKipnees

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21. Italy: Pasta e Fagioli

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“This Italian comfort food is made with beans, pasta, bacon, tomatoes and other spices. It tastes even more amazing when topped with olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.” — sthepotato

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22. Korea: Budae Jjigae

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“Budae jjigae means army stew. It calls for whatever you have in your kitchen. Just throw together ramen, kimchi, spam, sausages, rice cake, cheese, and any veggies. It’s spicy and so delicious.”

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23. Mexico: Sopa de Fideo

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“In Mexico and other parts of Latin America, sopa de fideo is the perfect easy-to-make comfort soup. It’s made of thin noodles cooked in a tomato and chicken broth.” — rodl4ea954a8f

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24. Nepal and Tibet: Thukpa

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“Spicy vegan broth gets simmered for over 24 hours, and it’s full of noodles, chickpeas, peppers, onion, and cilantro.” — ashleighr401aeeee7

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24. Nepal and Tibet: Thukpa

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“Spicy vegan broth gets simmered for over 24 hours, and it’s full of noodles, chickpeas, peppers, onion, and cilantro.” — ashleighr401aeeee7

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25. Vietnam: Banh Canh Cua

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“Most people immediately think of pho when they think of Vietnamese soup, but banh canh cua is my favorite. It’s a thick seafood noodle soup. The noodles are similar to udon and the toppings vary, but you’ll usually find shrimp, crab, and fish balls.” — NewYearsEve

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SOURCE: Buzzfeed, by Hannah Loewentheil