Random Afternoon Question

I received an email from a friend today with a link to an article about laksa, a food we both love. Since reading it, I can't stop thinking about food!!! Thanks, EK! ;)

It's cloudy and cool here today, which always makes me crave soup. Being from Malaysia, we have all kinds–chicken soup with sweet clear broth; assam laksa that's spicy and sour; curry laksa with coconut milk; bak kut teh, where pork is stewed in an herbal concoction for hours; hot pot, where you... ok, ok!! I'm going to stop right there cos my stomach just growled! LOL!!!

Needless to say, I love soups. Clear broth, thick textured, spicy, chunky.... you name it, I'd probably love it. There's nothing as comforting to me as a nice BIG bowl of hot soup!

Do you like soup? What's your favorite kind? And if you have a recipe to share, PLEASE do so!! I'd love to try it out. :D


♥ Nia said…
No... I'm like Mafalda :p
I do eat.. but I don't like it a tiny bit hehehheh
Ewa said…
I have two favorites. One is kind of conventional: tomato soup with rice. The other is pickle soup. It's a Polish soup and it has to be made out of GOOD pickles - Bubbie's are best. It has potatoes and carrots and parsnips and bits of pickle and is delicious!
Donna said…
I'm really boring. I only like one soup and it's plain old minestrone. I do love it thought and there is nothing better than a bowl of this with a nice chunky roll and butter!!!
valerie said…
I love soup! Any kind! I'm just not good at cooking. Would be nice if people post recipes. I will have to check back. I think mexican chicken tortilla is my favorite. Not too fond of cream based soups but love all others.
Pauline said…
O, yes!!
I love soup and make it often, i am a good cook :).
Mm, wich one i love the most?
With mustard, carrots... i can,t choose!
Andie said…
Mmmm yum! I love soup too :D It is so warm and comforting on a cold day. I love most kinds... my favourite at the moment would probably be curried Kumara.... but it changes all the time :D
Nicola said…
Plain old tomato here.... Heinz Cream of Tomato with some really nice crusty bread. That does me nicely :)
butterfly said…
I can smell the soup from here, very nice.
cucki said…
I lOve soups too and my fav one is chicken corn soup and hot and sour..yummy :)
Lesleyanne said…
My favourite soup comes out of a tin. I don't do cooking. My favourite flavour is chicken or vegetable.
Yvon (jioya) said…
I like to make soup, but i hardly ever eat it.

Hugs Yvon.
geeky Heather said…
LOVE soup! This white bean/kale soup is my current favorite (but I put in 2x the beans): http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/pork_white_bean_kale_soup.html
Oh, soup is the best- I could eat it every meal! Usually, I just have canned or mix soup, but sometimes here, we'll have one called taco soup that (I am pretty sure) is one packet of taco seasoning, one packet of ranch powder, a can of tomatoes, and a couple of different cans of beans (with corn, if you want that, too), and without draining anything, you just cook it and then eat it. It's not fancy, but it tastes really good.
Rachel said…
I LOVE soup!! My favorite is Tomato (but can't eat it anymore because I am gluten intolerant). My next favorite is potato soup. I do make it a bit here at home in the crock pot. This is the recipe I use - http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/06/crockpot-baked-potato-soup-recipe.html

I cut the ingredients in half though, and I use water instead of canned stock (I don't care for canned stock). The original recipe makes A LOT of soup. We were eating it for days afterward, lol. :)
Mireille said…
Mmmmmmmmmmm. I love soups. My favorite is tomato with little balls in it.
My recept: vegetables, a little tin of tomato puree, a tin of tomato soup, a little sac of double chicken powder and lots of water :-), let boil it and mix it and ad pasta in it. I first boil my meat balls in water so I don't have the grease in my soup.

Agi said…
My favourite is bean goulash, it is a tipical Hungarian soup, a thick one with meat and bean, best when you are very hungry! I aet it with bread and no other course needed /but I have several helpings :) /

Mouse said…
ok I wasn't hungry till I read this ..lol and mmmmm will try most things apart from anything toooo spicey as they dont agree with me :) love mouse xxxx
Karen said…
Oh, yeah, LOVE soup! I grew up on my dad's Elephant Stew (a.k.a. cleaning out the leftovers in the fridge or garden). I make two regularly:
Good ol' chicken noodle - boil a whole chicken in the dutch oven, remove meat from bones, add lots of carrots, celery, and onions, and the secret ingredient - Montreal Chicken seasoning & garlic salt. Feeds 20, or 4 three times before they refuse to eat it anymore.

Chili, for which I don't really have a "recipe", but it usually contains a red & a green bell pepper, lots of onion & garlic, RoTel & other canned tomatoes, a packet of chili seasoning (or taco in a pinch), and dried Chipotle pepper.

I had a recipe to make the Zuppa Tuscana potato soup from Olive Garden - I haven't made that in a while; heavy whipping cream is all I can say there :)
Diane (di) said…
Yum, soup! Gotta say that I love, love, love Italian Wedding Soup. Spinach, parmesan cheese, tiny meatballs, garlic, ...

Dang Joyce, now I'm hungry. Again. lol
Anne said…
SOUP!!!! I love SOUP!! I also make loads of soups too but just not your kind of soups (which I would like the recipes for by the way!!)

Roasted Vegetable Soup (the ingredients vary by the way)

Shallots or Onions or both
Vegetable base--I use cubes about 2 for 4 cups
Salt and Pepper
Olive oil
Smoked Paprika-a 1/4 tsp or more to taste
Cayenne Pepper-a dash

Cube/chop all veggies and onions, garlic I slice in two. Put them in a bowl sprinkle salt and pepper and olive oil, enough to cover veggies, about 3-4tbsps. Put in roasting pan around 325 and roast veggies until soft (usually takes about 35-40 mins but I toss the veggies every 10 mins or so). After veggies are done, put them in a soup pot and pour vegetable soup base 1 cup at a time (sometimes I use more or less than 4 cups). Bring soup to a boil. Add paprika and cayenne pepper and reduce to a simmer for 10 mins. Last process, set aside about 1/3 of the veggies and put the rest in a blender (or use a hand held like I do) and blend soup until smooth. Put back the 1/3 of veggies you set aside and there you have it!

Top it off with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream with crushed coriander on top!!

Super yummy soup!!
DebbieSFL said…
I love soup and here is a link to my blog for my current favorite:

I have 2 favorites. I love tomato soup. I prefer Progresso. I add some Italian herbs & cheddar cheese. My other favorite is Broccoli & Cheese. The best I found is when I can go to Panera Bread & get some in a sour dough bread bowl.
Minnie said…
My taste usually runs in spurts, right now my favorite is egg drop soup/w mini chicken wontons. Love it, love it.
Xeihua (Sara) said…
I LOVE soup... and I grew up having to eat soup every single day at lunch and dinner, my mum would make a big pot of soup that would last 2 or 3 days, yummy, now it's difficult to say which one is my favourite because I've tons, I would say the two I crave the most are "Caldo Verde" - http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/caldo-verde - I think this is the closest version to my mum's but instead of Kale, the original soup is with what we call Couve galega (collard greens) and I bet Nia might open an exception for this soup ;) and Sopa de Couve Galega (Collard Greens soup) I can give you the recipe if you want... and then I would say Onion soup that is very basic and good to clean your system according with some... (2 or 3 potatoes, 2 or 3 onions medium sized, olive oil to give some taste, salt, and enough water to cover the other ingredients in the pan, let it boil, and leave it in minimum heat boiling for 20 mins... with a blender or something make everything into a cream, with no bits and that's it xD, if you like and it's also yummy, after blending everything you can add some lettuce leaves and half onion thinly cutted (like Juliene) let it boile for extra 5 mins if you had this extra and it's ready to serve).... if you want more soup recipes just let me know eheheh
Veronica said…
Your mentioning of laksa is making me crave some. Luckily I'm heading back to Penang to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. Then I can eat til my heart's content! I, like you, love all sorts of soup. Clear, creamy, chunky etc. I've yet to encounter a soup I don't like. LOL!
Tama said…
mmmm... soup... I'll eat almost any kind of soup, but I love egg drop & vegetable soups the best.
Valentina said…
I LOVE soups, all of them, but my favourite one is a typical French one, the onion soup!!! Here's a recipe http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/french_onion_soup/
Beauty Bonnet said…
hola joysze! thanks for dropping by.. soup was all i could take while i was sick! i must admit i love a good curry laksa (just a hint of spice!). i had good ol' mushroom, a beef-y broth called 'bulalo' (with beef bone marrow for good measure), but mostly all i could manage was broth.. and i tell you, no stitching at all!
and yes, i was in Singapore for Christmas!

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