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    The 25 BEST Chinese Soup Recipes

    I did not know there were so many Chinese Soup Recipes to choose from!

    We all know the classics, for sure. Who doesn’t dream of wonton soup or hot and sour soup or egg drop soup? There is a reason why they are such firm favorites in takeout places.

    But there is so much more to Chinese soup than the classics. So many regions and flavors to explore. So, we went ahead and rounded up some recipes that we think could show you Chinese soup in a whole new light.

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    Chinese Soups:

    1. Wonton Soup

    Wonton soup is a quick and easy 15-minute dish with classic Chinese flavors. It’s perfect for a chilly winter night or for satisfying those Chinese cravings at anytime!

    Just grab a bag of frozen wontons, and you can whip up this yummy soup in minutes. So, ditch the takeout and savor this tasty dish at home.

    Get the Recipe: Wonton Soup

    2. Egg Roll Soup

    This egg roll soup is like all of your egg roll dreams come true but in a cozy, yummy, soup form!

    It’s a flavor explosion that comes together in under 30 minutes, it can be customized with any ground meat and can be enjoyed by the whole family, even the kiddos. It’s the perfect soup for busy weeknights. Enjoy.

    Get the Recipe: Egg Roll Soup

    3. Dumpling Soup

    This easy dumpling soup is a light and tasty dish that you can whip up in about 20 minutes.

    It’s a cozy, brothy bowl of comfort that is bursting with fresh, vibrant flavors, but without all the heaviness.

    Get the Recipe: Dumpling Soup

    4. Egg Drop Soup

    Check out this egg drop soup recipe that’s miles better than your go-to restaurant!

    With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can whip up this super easy soup. It’s seriously delicious and for that extra special touch, jazz it up with crispy wonton strips and watch all the happy faces.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    5. Hot and Sour Soup

    Hot and sour soup is the ultimate combo of spicy, savory goodness! It’s made with pork, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, tofu, and eggs in a flavorful broth, seasoned with soy sauce and vinegar.

    It’s like egg drop soup but with heartier ingredients. A real taste bud tingler.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    6. Chinese Beef Noodle Soup

    This super yummy and healthy Chinese beef noodle soup is made with everyday kitchen ingredients. And guess what? It won’t make you feel sleepy or heavy after you’ve demolished it!

    It’s a deliciously comforting dish that you can whip up effortlessly in an Instant Pot® or on the stovetop. Plus this recipe is paleo, keto, gluten-free, and Whole30-approved.

    Get the Recipe @ nomnompaleo

    7. Lion’s Head Soup

    Lion’s head soup, also known as pork meatballs in clear soup, is a classic dish in the Huaiyang style.

    It’s all about tender, mouthwatering, pork meatballs swimming in a heavenly clear soup with bok choy.

    Trust us, the slow cooking works wonders and transforms the meatballs into pure deliciousness. Give it a go.

    Get the Recipe @ homenaturallymade

    8. Chinese Oxtail Soup

    Get ready for the ultimate in authentic and comforting Chinese oxtail soup.

    With beef so tender it falls off the bone, a rich tomato broth all finished off with perfectly cooked cabbage and potato.

    It’s a classic Russian-style oxtail soup recipe that has been given a tasty Chinese twist, and it’s gluten-free too. Perfect!

    Get the Recipe @ omnivorescookbook

    9. Lotus Root Soup with Pork Rib 

    This lotus root soup with pork rib is a heartwarming, healthy, and delicious soup for family meals.

    The ribs are tender and the broth has a delicate sweet and savory flavor with a hint of gentle fragrance. You can make it on the stovetop or in the pressure cooker, but rest assured, it will be outstanding every time.

    Get the Recipe @ delightfulplate

    10. Snow Fungus Soup 

    Give this Chinese herbal snow fungus soup a try when you want to nourish your body with a soothing and refreshing dessert!

    It’s super easy to make, just set it and forget it for 30 minutes! Cook it low and slow for the softest melt-in-your-mouth experience, or dig in right from the pot for a satisfyingly crunchy bite.

    Get the Recipe @ wokandkin

    11. Winter Melon Soup with meatballs

    Winter melon soup with meatballs is a seriously comforting and soothing dish that’s a classic in Chinese winter cuisine.

    You’ll absolutely love the mouthwatering savory broth with juicy meatballs, sweet melons, and glass noodles.

    And the round shape of the meatballs is believed to bring good luck, making it a popular choice for the New Year.

    Get the Recipe @ iheartumami

    12. Chinese Vegetable Soup with Tofu

    Craving a delicious vegan and gluten-free soup? Give this Chinese vegetable soup with tofu a go!

    It’s like grabbing takeout from a Chinese restaurant, but it’s ready in just 10 minutes! This soup is light, bursting with flavor and so satisfying.

    Get the Recipe @ omnivorescookbook

    13. Chinese Napa Cabbage Soup

    This napa cabbage soup is like a hug in a bowl! This one-pot, super flavorful Whole30 soup totally hits the spot, and you can have it ready to devour in about 30 minutes.

    It features pork ribs, napa cabbage, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, potatoes, and broth – all bursting with umami flavors.

    Give this recipe a shot, and you’ll be blown away by how these simple ingredients can create such a tasty soup.

    Get the Recipe @ nomnompaleo

    14. Chinese Noodle Soup

    Chinese noodle soup is super quick and easy once you know the secret seasonings!

    Seriously, it tastes like it’s straight from a Chinese restaurant. You can use any noodles, veggies, and protein you want.

    It’s one of those recipes that has the added bonus of clearing out your fridge of all those little odds and ends!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    15. Congee

    This easy congee recipe is perfect if you want to make this classic Chinese rice porridge at home.

    Packed with umami flavor from the dried shrimp, dried scallops, and shiitake mushrooms, it’s a versatile meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

    This congee is made with vegetable broth, but you can switch it up with chicken broth, seafood broth, or any other broth your heart desires.

    Get the Recipe @ healthynibblesandbits

    16. Tomato Egg Drop Noodle Soup

    This 10-minute tomato egg drop noodle soup is going to be your new and ultimate go-to meal!

    It’s super quick, easy, and hits the spot like a good bowl of noodle soup always does. Plus, it’s nourishing too.

    This recipe showcases vine-riped tomatoes for a deliciously flavorful soup base. It’s a warm and healthy dish to cozy up with. Enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    17. Sichuan Boiled Fish

    Sichuan boiled fish is seriously tasty and it’s got a kick that’ll keep you coming back for more!

    You will love the tender fish fillet, poached in flavorful water and then topped with spices. Absolutely stunning!

    This dish is a must-try for its fiery flavors! So go ahead and give it a shot.

    Get the Recipe @ redhousespice

    18. Wor Wonton Soup

    This awesome wonton soup is packed with flavor. Throw in any of your favorite veggies like bok choy, carrots, and broccoli to make it your own!

    In this recipe, the wontons are homemade and they are totally worth the time. Why not make a big batch and freeze them for next time? When you’re ready to enjoy, just cook the wontons from frozen and you’re good to go.

    It’s healthy, delicious, and hands down will be one of your new favorite lunches.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    19. Chinese Rice Soup

    This Chinese rice soup is a super quick and easy recipe that’s incredibly satisfying and nourishing.

    The Asian-inspired broth has an amazing depth of flavor despite only having a few ingredients. And when it comes to add-ins, you can get as creative as you want!

    For this version, you can keep it fresh and simple with fish and choy sum, but the possibilities are endless.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    20. Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup

    Lanzhou beef noodle soup is simply mind-blowing and it seriously stands out from other noodle soups you’ve tried!

    It’s got an amazing clear broth, shaved beef, tender Chinese radish slices, loads of cilantro and scallion, a deep red chili oil, and chewy noodles that make it an absolute taste sensation.

    No wonder it’s the top choice for all food enthusiasts.

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    21. Chinese Chicken Mushroom Soup

    Making chicken soup doesn’t have to take forever, and this Chinese chicken mushroom soup recipe takes hardly any time at all.

    The stock is super light and the combo of ginger, chicken, mushrooms, soy sauce, and a pinch of salt and sugar is just delightful! Definitely give this soup a try.

    Get the Recipe @ simplyrecipes

    22. Yunnan Rice Noodle Soup

    China’s Yunnan province is famous for its delicious rice noodles, and this Yunnan rice noodle soup dish is no exception.

    You’ll absolutely adore the perfect combo of different textures and flavors, with a spicy, tangy, and savory punch all at once. Also, this recipe is super customizable so you can easily make it your own, Enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    23.  Taiwanese Sesame Oil wine chicken soup

    When the weather starts to cool down, you just want some soul-warming soups, right? This is a fantastic Taiwanese sesame oil wine chicken soup that’s perfect for all your cravings.

    Just follow this easy recipe to make this delightful recipe and impress everyone at home.

    Get the Recipe @ whattocooktoday

    24. Chinese Tomato Beef Soup

    This Chinese tomato beef soup is a winner! It’s got a sweet and tart tomato broth with tender, thin-sliced beef and mushrooms.

    Whether you prefer it over rice or noodles, this one-pot meal is perfect for keeping you warm during the colder months. And the best part? It’s way quicker to whip up compared to stews but has the same comfort factor, so don’t wait, try this tonight!

    Get the Recipe @ omnivorescookbook

    25. Char Siu Udon Noodle Soup

    Got a craving for some char siu udon noodle soup? Then you’re in for a treat!

    Picture this: chewy, thick udon noodles floating in a scrumptious broth, accompanied by Chinese barbecue pork, bean sprouts, bok choy, and green onions.

    This restaurant-style version is the perfect choice when the weather’s chilly and it will warm you up from the inside out.

    Get the Recipe @ christieathome

    We hope you enjoyed this list of Chinese soups. There’s so many yummy recipes to choose from!

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    25 BEST Chinese Soup Recipes

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    This collection of Chinese Soup Recipes includes twenty five great soups that highlight the best of Chinese cuisine.


    • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
    • 2 small shallots, sliced or chopped
    • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 inch ginger, peeled and finely chopped
    • 1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
    • 4 baby bok choy, halved
    • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
    • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 Tbsp rice or white vinegar
    • 1 tsp sesame oil
    • 20-25 fresh or frozen wontons, dumplings, or potstickers
    • scallions, sliced (green parts only for garnish)
    • Chili oil or chili crisp, for serving (optional)


    1. Heat oil in a soup pot and sauté shallots, ginger and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add in shiitake mushrooms and sauté for a couple of minutes.
    2. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Add in soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Simmer for a couple of minutes over medium high heat.
    3. Add the bok choy and partially cook 2-3 minutes, then add the frozen wontons and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they float and the bok choy is wilted, but still has a little crunch. Taste and adjust soy sauce and vinegar to your taste.
    4. Serve the broth in bowls with wontons and bok choy, and garnish with scallions and chili oil.

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