To warm you in the winter or cool you down in the summer, soup is a universal dish in all culinary cultures. We share it in large quantities or not, garnished with a little spice or herb that will make all the difference.
It’s also one of the oldest dishes in the world, CNN reports, citing metal vessels dating back to the Bronze Age (3300 BC) found at archaeological sites. The American chain took interest in this dish in all its diversity to make it a winner. Here is the ranking of the ten best soups in the world according to CNN.
Banga soup or palm kernel soup is so popular in Nigeria that it can be bought in packets in supermarkets. The authentic recipe includes pepper, garlic, onion, but also fish, beef and shellfish.
Beef Pho (Vietnam)
This traditional Vietnamese specialty is a bit like a cousin of the French pot-au-feu. There are many variations, but usually we find beef, spring onion and ginger.
This soup is easily recognizable thanks to its red color, which comes from the beetroot. It is added to the raw broth together with other separately cooked vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, carrots, garlic). Finally, this Ukrainian specialty contains meat, in most cases beef.
This typical Marseille preparation was originally a popular dish prepared by fishermen with their unsold fish. Today it is not unusual to find them in gourmet restaurants. The recipe is with several local species: John Dory, scorpionfish, mullet, live fish, sea eel, bream, bream…
Caldo verde (Portugal)
Caldo verde, green broth in Portuguese, is a very popular dish in Portugal. It is also very easy to prepare, with thinly sliced cabbage, potatoes and olive oil.
Chorba Fric (Algeria)
This cracked green wheat soup is known for its inimitable texture. It is eaten with bread, especially during Ramadan.
Chupe de Camarones (Peru)
This crab soup is one of the best dishes in Peruvian cuisine. It is eaten a lot in the southern part of the country. In his recipe we find crab, pumpkin and huakatai, an aromatic herb similar to anise and basil.
This soup made from mixed cold raw vegetables (tomatoes and cucumbers) is very popular in Spain. The French also adopted it. It is very pleasant as an appetizer during high heat.
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Peanut Soup (Africa)
This dish is a great classic of African gastronomy. There are many versions. But they all share a peanut base and a creamy, rich and salty texture.
This specialty from Louisiana, United States, combines many influences: African, Native American and French. It is prepared with okra (also called okra), a vegetable also found on Reunion Island and Guyana, shrimp and smoked sausage.