Pork dumplings, Asian broth, wood-ear mushrooms | This quick-and-easy recipe makes about 10 delicious pork dumplings, served in a fragrant mushroom broth that'll nourish both your body and soul.
Pork sinigang (sinigang na baboy)
Pork sinigang (sinigang na baboy) | If there was one dish my mother could eat every day, it would be sinigang. The sentiment is common among Filipinos, whose mouths pucker in anticipation of the refreshing sour soup. Pork soured with tamarind is one of the most popular sinigang combinations. This modern recipe comes from chef and friend Richie Gamboa of 21 Restaurant in the city of Bacolod in the Philippines. I added pork ribs for the sweet meat and the extra flavour that the bones add to…
Green goddess rasam
Green goddess rasam | One of my favourite South Indian soups is rasam (pronounced rus-um), which can best be described as a spiced, fiery, peppery broth that is rather light yet wholesome. Rasam is also considered by some to have a healing touch. Instead of going with the traditional tomato-based recipe that makes a reddish-brown rasam, I've taken a few liberties along with a little inspiration from a rasam we tried at modern Indian restaurant in Bombay, as well as green goddess dressing…
Vegetarian pho with shiitake mushrooms
Vegetarian pho with shiitake mushrooms | Pho is all about the broth and its seasonings, so a little effort and a good homemade stock will make a huge difference to this vegan- and vegetarian-friendly soup. Flavour balance will take a little trial and error, and as this recipe contains no meat or fish sauce, you’ll have to play around with the lime/hoisin/chilli sauce medley to find your perfect broth.
Mohinga | A comforting noodle soup considered one of the national dishes of Burma. The hot and sour fish based broth is poured over noodles in generous bowls. The recipe includes intense aromatic ingredients such as lemongrass, chilli and shrimp paste. Often served at breakfast but also sold throughout the day by restaurants, tea houses and street vendors.
Chicken and lime soup with corn chips
Chicken and lime soup with corn chips | This recipe is based loosely on the traditional Mexican sopa de lima – a lime soup from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Tender shredded chicken sits in a bowl of aromatic broth made tangy with a hint of lime. Matthew Evans suggests the condiments (creamy avocado, feta, chilli and crumbled corn chips) be placed on the table to allow everyone to build their own soup.
Beef noodle soup (pho bo)
Beef noodle soup (pho bo) | Sold from street food carts all over Vietnam, this comforting rice noodle soup is no stranger to Australian palates. The word pho is thought to originate from the French dish, pot-au-feu, which also features a broth made from simmering beef bones and beef cuts, with plenty of aromatics. Pho became a popular Vietnamese dish in the mid-1900s and today, there are variations across the country. Our recipe is closer to the Southern Vietnamese-style pho, which tends to…
Georgiana’s fish soup
Georgiana’s fish soup | This hearty French winter soup is an incredible combination of chunky fish pieces, fresh vegetables and warming broth. With homemade croutons and garlic mayo on the side, you can’t go wrong with this recipe!
Matzo ball soup
Matzo ball soup | Matzah, matzoh, matza… there are as many ways of spelling this New York classic as there are ways to cook it: several small balls versus one big ball; dense balls versus light and fluffy ones; vegetables in the broth versus broth only, and the list goes on. This recipe makes 12 medium-sized matzo balls that are light and fluffy, with some carrots and parsnips in the broth for sweetness. You can start this recipe a day ahead.
Matzo ball soup
Matzo ball soup | Matzah, matzoh, matza - there are as many ways of spelling this New York classic as there are ways to cook it: several small balls versus one big ball; dense balls versus light and fluffy ones; vegetables in the broth versus broth only, and the list goes on. This recipe makes 12 medium-sized matzo balls that are light and fluffy, with some carrots and parsnips in the broth for sweetness. Many Jewish New Yorkers serve matzo ball soup at their seder dinner to mark the start…
Chicken noodle soup (soto ayam)
Chicken noodle soup (soto ayam) | Rich and fragrant, this Indonesian chicken soup is a much-loved classic. It's a recipe that brings people together â€“ place the broth in the middle of the table surrounded by the condiments and let your guests â€œbuildâ€ their soup to suit their own tastes.
This is my mother’s recipe and while she used to make it with chicken and beef, you can make it just with chicken. My partner likes to add one turkey leg, which gives the broth a deeper flavour. Rosol is a traditional Polish meat broth. The most popular variety is a clear chicken soup. It is commonly served with fine noodles, often homemade. Rosol is the most comforting food I can think of and is one of the few foods that can truly warm your body and soul. It’s a very popular winter soup…
Neil’s pho pie
Neil’s pho pie | “I met an award-winning artisan pie maker named Neil Broomfield, who was inspired by my Vietnamese pho recipe and decided to make a pie version of the traditional beef noodle soup. The result was stunning. The recipe makes more broth than you will need for these pies, but it freezes well and will never go to waste.” Luke Nguyen, Luke Nguyen's United Kingdom
Fish soup and rice
Fish soup and rice | Head to your fishmonger or the fish markets and look for a nice firm white-fleshed fish for this recipe. It's a very rustic soup with the bones and head simmered with all the ingredients to add flavour to the broth. Enjoy!
Oxtail soup | A filling, hearty and full-bodied soup, perfect for Winter. In this recipe the oxtail cooks very slowly until the meat is falling off the bone resulting in a rich meaty broth that is a meal in itself.
Braised lotus with pork rib soup | This rustic Chinese soup recipe is comforting in it's simplicity, with the pork rib adding flavour to the broth as it cooks. It is often eaten in autumn and winter as a tonic for the body.