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29 Delicious Asian-Inspired Soups

As we enter month four of this never-ending winter, it's time to spice up your soup game.

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2. Buttercup Squash Soup with Coconut and Curry

Buttercup squash and kabocha squash are almost identical, so make this soup with either variety. They're starchier than butternut, but not as dense as sweet potato, with an earthy, slightly sweet flavor. Recipe here.


8. Chicken Khao Soi

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Homemade curry paste is what makes this recipe really special, but if you're in a bind — or if your grocery store doesn't stock the ingredients and you don't feel like taking a trip to the Asian market — this red curry paste ($2.50) is an OK shortcut. Recipe here.

9. Miso Ramen with Crispy Shredded Pork and Burnt Garlic Sesame Oil

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Disclaimer: making proper ramen at home is a) super delicious and rewarding, and b) a serious project. This recipe is a quicker version of The Food Lab's tonkotsu ramen broth, which involves boiling the crap out of chicken bones and pig trotters for upwards of 12 hours. Still, it's not exactly simple. Recipe here.


15. Milagu Rasam (Spicy Tomato and Tamarind Soup)

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It's not enough for a meal, but this unique, broth-based soup makes a great side dish to a simple stir-fry dinner. Or, add noodles and a soft boiled egg. Recipe here.


22. Coconut-Lime Chicken Noodle Soup

Made with rice noodles, this soup is gluten-free. And, a liberal amount of lime juice cuts through the richness of the coconut milk, making it warming and refreshing at the same time. Recipe here.