Soup for the Soul: Soups of Asia

The food in Asia was SO astoundingly good. Like, I didn’t meet a thing I didn’t like. The soups especially were fantastic, and actually quite different from Thailand to Cambodia to Vietnam. Below is just a story of my Soup Journey through Asia:


1. Seafood Hotpot in Bangkok.


Beef, Bean, and Eggplant soup in Bangkok.


Chicken noodle soup in Bangkok




Khmer Lamb Curry in Cambodia.


Seafood and Potato Curry in Cambodia.


Burmese Chicken Curry in Cambodia.


Change to Vietnam! – Meat and Vegetable soup.


Pho Beef Noodle Soup at Pho 2000 – Ho Chi Minh City


Squash and pork soup on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.


Beef Stew in Phu Quoc Island Airport (yes, this was airport food!).

The main differences are:

  1. Thai soups are insanely spicy.
  2. As you can see, the Khmer Cambodian soups are often quite thick, with wonderful rich broths and earthy spices.
  3. The Vietnamese soups are very light and fresh. The French influence is seen here with the addition of baguettes with the soup.

A common feature of all soups is that they are served with beautiful fresh herbs like mint, Thai basil, and cilantro, and often fresh chilies. My favorite? They were all so different, but the chicken noodle soup in Thailand was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. 🙂 🙂

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