Asian Food Lovers Will Dig This Filipino Sour Soup

Filipino Sour Soup

Filipino Sour Soup is a traditional and flavorful dish that has been enjoyed for generations, with origins dating back to the 16th century. This soup is typically made with a fish or seafood broth, and the most popular fish used is the tamarind fish. This fish is unique in that it is a type of catfish that is native to the Philippines, and it has a distinct sour flavor. The soup is then typically seasoned with patis (fish sauce), lemon or lime juice, and other herbs and spices.

This delicious soup is a great way to enjoy a variety of flavors in one dish, and is perfect for lunch or dinner. Here’s a simple and easy recipe to follow:

Main Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice
  • 4 cups of fish or seafood broth
  • 1 pound of tamarind fish, cut into small pieces (we use Cod)
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the cooking oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened.
  3. Add the patis and lemon or lime juice and stir.
  4. Add the fish or seafood broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the tamarind fish, carrot, bell pepper, and tomato.
  6. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot with a garnish of chopped cilantro.

This recipe is a great way to enjoy a delicious and flavorful Filipino Sour Soup. Common garnishes that can be used to top the soup include sliced chilies, chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes, and lime wedges. Enjoy!

Looking for other great soups to try out for a delicious weekend meal? We absolutely love this hearty beef and barley stew recipe. For cold winter nights there is really nothing better than and flavorful and filling stew like this one. Give it a shot and let us know how it turns out for you.

A Zesty Avocado Soup That’s Destined To Be A Favorite

avocado soup

While the humble avocado has been a staple of Mexican cuisine for centuries, it has taken the US by storm in the last couple of decades. While things like avocado toast have received much fanfare in recent years, the avocado is an amazing accompaniment to many of dishes. Today we are going to share a dish that hasn’t yet become a sensation, but its rise is certainly on the horizon. That dish is the avocado soup, and here we want to share our version, the zesty avocado soup.

Avocado soup is a delicious and creamy soup that has been around for centuries. It originated in ancient Mexico, where avocado was the main ingredient in many of the traditional dishes. The Mayans and Aztecs used avocado in soup, sauces, as toppings, in desserts and much more. Today, avocado soup is a classic Mexican dish that is still widely served in Mexico and is starting to appear on more menus around the world.

This zesty version of avocado soup is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. The combination of creamy avocado, spice and a hint of lime makes for a truly flavorful experience. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

Primary Avocado Soup Ingredients

  • 2 large avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • Quinoa (optional, but will add nice texture)
  • Black Sesame (optional, but will also add nice texture)
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the avocados, vegetable broth, coconut milk, lime juice, cumin, black pepper, and jalapeno pepper. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt if needed.
  4. Serve hot, garnished with your favorite toppings such as sour cream, cilantro, diced tomatoes, and/or shredded cheese.

This zesty avocado soup is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. If you’re looking for a delicious way to spice up your next meal, look no further than this classic Mexican dish. Enjoy!

Need other soup recommendations for an easy weeknight meal? Look no further than this umami packed French Onion soup recipe.

Saimin Soup, An Under-appreciated Hawaiian Favorite

saimin soup

Looking for something a little different to add to your dinner repertoire? If you’re looking for a savory, yet light soup recipe that is sure to stand out, then this Saimin Soup is it! Saimin Soup is a traditional Hawaiian dish that is a mix of Asian fusion flavors that are sure to take soup night up a couple of notches.

Originating in Hawaii, saimin is a noodle soup that was created in the early 1900s by Chinese and Japanese immigrants. It is made with a broth of dashi, soy sauce, and vegetables, and noodles made from wheat flour, eggs, and salt. Traditionally, saimin is topped with green onions, char siu pork, sliced fish cake, and kamaboko.

Now that you know a bit of the history of this delicious soup, it’s time to get to the good part—the recipe! Here is what you will need:

Main Soup Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of dashi
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of mirin
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of bonito flakes
  • 2 cups of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup of sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons of grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 package of saimin noodles

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the dashi, soy sauce, and mirin until it comes to a boil.
  2. Add the sesame oil, bonito flakes, mushrooms, green onions, ginger, and garlic and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the saimin noodles and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Serve the soup hot and garnish with your favorite toppings, such as char siu pork, sliced fish cake, or kamaboko.

Now that you know how to make this delicious Hawaiian favorite, it’s time to get cooking! Saimin Soup is a great way to add a bit of Asian fusion flavor to your typical meal list, and it’s likely to become a go-to dish. Enjoy!

Ready for other great soup recipes? You can’t go wrong with any of our favorite soups. Give one of these recipes a try this week and let us know how it turns out.

For A Rich Umami Packed Soup, Try This French Onion

french onion soup

Ah, the delicious French Onion Soup. Who doesn’t love this rich, umami packed soup? The French Onion soup is a classic French dish that has been around since the 1700s. It was originally made from beef broth, onions, and croutons, and was served as a way to stretch out a meal. However, nowadays it’s a luxurious meal made with rich beef broth, caramelized onions, and a variety of herbs and spices. While it truly is a classic soup, you can often find it on menus of fancy restaurants around the US.

This version of the French Onion soup is just delicious and an absolute must-try, especially during the cold winter months. Here’s how to make the perfect French Onion Soup:

French Onion Soup Ingredients:

-3 tablespoons of butter
3-4 large onions, thinly sliced
-3 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 teaspoon of thyme
-1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary
-1 teaspoon of paprika
-Salt and pepper to taste
-6 cups of beef broth
-1/2 cup of dry sherry
-1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
-2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
-2 tablespoons of cornstarch
-Gruyere cheese (aged is ideal!)
-Fresh parsley (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add the thyme, rosemary, and paprika and season with salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour in the beef broth, sherry, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of cold water. Add the mixture to the soup and stir until thickened.
  5. Ladle the soup into oven-safe bowls and top with Gruyere cheese. Place under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Serve with croutons and a sprinkle of fresh parsley, if desired.

This French onion soup is just so incredibly comforting and flavorful. It is super versatile so you can have it as a nice appetizer or even just have it as the main course for a lighter dinner! Be sure to serve it with a nice crusty baguette!

Need other winter dinner ideas? You can’t go wrong with this hearty Split Pea Soup recipe!

This Italian Wedding Soup Is Sure To Please

italian wedding soup

We love a great soup here at Bites & Bevvies, and one of the best ones we like to make is the Italian Wedding Soup. Italian Wedding soup is pretty simple to make, it packs in lots of great veggies, and it makes for a great leftover lunch. So, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane and learn about this soup’s rich history before we jump into the recipe.

Italian Wedding Soup is a classic Italian dish that was and continues to be served at weddings and special occasions. The origins of this soup date back to the 16th century, when it was served at weddings in the Lazio region of Italy. The soup was traditionally made with lamb and garbanzo beans, but over the years the recipe has evolved to include a variety of different ingredients.

This delicious Italian Wedding Soup makes for an easy weeknight meal, but is also sure to be a hit at your next gathering. It is filled with flavorful ingredients like carrots, celery, onions, garlic, and spinach. The broth is typically made with chicken or vegetable stock and a splash of white wine for added flavor. Often times Italian Wedding Soup is vegetarian, but you can also add some cooked Italian sausage or meatballs if you want extra protein.

Soup Ingredients:

-2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped carrots
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1/2 cup white wine
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup small pasta shells
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the stock, wine, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the spinach and pasta shells and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve hot.

This soup is best served with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Crusty Italian bread is also a great accompaniment. Enjoy!

Looking for other great soups that you can quickly make for a great weeknight dinner? Give this chunky tomato soup a try, you want be disappointed.

Make This Simple Ramen Recipe In No Time

ramen noodles soup in bowl

Who doesn’t love a steaming bowl of ramen soup? We certainly do. On a wet chilly winter night there is truly nothing more satisfying than a great big bowl of ramen. We’re not alone, today ramen is one of the most beloved and widely consumed dishes around the entire world. It has a super fascinating history, beginning in China and evolving into the dish we know and love today.

The origins of ramen can be traced back to the 15th century, when a Chinese noodle dish called lamian made its way to Japan. Over time, Japanese cooks began to modify the dish, adding their own local ingredients, such as pork, vegetables, and soy sauce, which helped form what we know as ramen today. This new noodle dish was called shina soba, and it is the precursor to modern ramen.

As the story goes, the first dish that closely resembled ramen was created in 1884, but the first actual ramen shop was opened in 1910 in the Asakua part of Tokyo, Japan. Ramen was almost an instant hit, and soon there were ramen shops popping up all over the country. By the 1970s, ramen had become a national obsession, and it soon spread to other countries. Today, ramen is a beloved dish in many cultures around the world and ramen shops can be found in about every city throughout the world.

Now that you know the fascinating history behind ramen, let’s talk about how to make a delicious ramen at home. Here is a great recipe for a classic ramen dish:

Ramen Ingredients:

-1 package of ramen noodles. Dry noodles are the most accessible and easiest, but if you have an international grocery store near you, we highly recommend getting a package of fresh egg noodles.
-2 cups of chicken broth. A shelf stable box works just fine, but we like to make fresh stock when we buy a whole rotisserie chicken from the store.
-1 tablespoon of soy sauce
-1 teaspoon of sesame oil
-1/2 cup of chopped green onions
-1/4 cup of chopped mushrooms (optional)
-1/4 cup of chopped bok choy
-1/4 cup of shredded carrots
-1/4 cup of frozen corn (optional)
-Meat (optional) – which kind of meat is totally up to you, but pork is the most common. However, we’ve also made delicious homemade ramen using leftover chicken or steak.
-Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the ramen noodles. Cook the noodles for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, green onions, mushrooms, bok choy, carrots, and meat (if using). Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve the ramen in bowls and enjoy!

If you want to make your ramen extra spicy, you can add some chili sauce or red pepper flakes. You can also add other ingredients, such as shrimp, tofu, or egg which will only add to the depth of the flavor. Be sure to get creative and make it your own!

There you have it, an easy way to make a great homemade ramen. The next time it is cold and wet outside, be sure to give this easy recipe a try. Also, if you’re looking for other heartwarming soups to make this winter be sure to check out our tasty soup recipes.

Skip The Meat, You’ll Love This Veggie Chili

vegetarian chili

Vegetarian chili is a classic dish that has been around for decades. It is a great way to enjoy a filling and delicious meal without relying on meat. The origins of this dish are not clear, but there is evidence that it has been around since at least the 1970s.

At that time, it was often made with canned beans, canned tomatoes, and spices. Over time, as more people started to incorporate vegetarianism into their diets, vegetarian chili recipes began to evolve. Now, there are countless variations featuring different types of vegetables, beans, and other plant-based ingredients.

Here is a delicious and easy vegetarian chili recipe that you can make in no time.

Veggie Chili Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup of frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper

Equipment Needed:

  • Medium-sized pot with a lid
  • Wooden spoon

Veggie Chili Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the bell pepper and jalapeño pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Add the beans, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Stir everything together.
  5. Cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once the chili is done, turn off the heat and let cool before serving.


  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped fresh jalapeños
  • Chopped red onions
  • Green onion
  • Sliced avocado
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Shredded cheese
  • Tortilla chips

There you have it. Let us know how your veggie chili turns out. And, if you’re looking for great vegetarian breakfast option, we’d highly recommend these chilaquiles!

This Chunky Tomato Soup Recipe Is Sure To Be A Hit

chunky tomato soup

Tomato soup is one of the oldest and most popular soups in the world. It dates back to the early 18th century when it first became popular in Italy. From there it spread to France and eventually across Europe, eventually becoming a staple of the British diet.

Tomatoes were brought to Europe from the New World in the 16th century and quickly became popular in many parts of the continent. In Italy, tomatoes were used in many dishes, including soups. Tomato soup was first recorded in Italian cookbooks in the 1700s and quickly became popular as a low-cost and easy-to-make dish.

Tomato soup was then introduced to France in the late 1700s, where it was adopted as a popular soup. As the soup became more popular in Europe, it eventually made its way to the United States in the early 19th century. It was an instant hit and quickly became the most popular type of soup in the country.

Over the years, tomato soup has been adapted and changed to fit different palates and cultures. It has become a staple of American cuisine, with many different variations and recipes. Today, it is still one of the most popular soups around the world.

This recipe makes enough for six servings and is a great way to make a hearty, filling soup. It is also easy to customize to make it zesty and flavorful.

Chunky Tomato Soup Recipe Ingredients:

• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 large onion, diced
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 (14.5-ounce) cans of diced tomatoes
• 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
• 2 tablespoons tomato paste
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon dried basil
• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• Salt and pepper, to taste


• Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
• Chopped fresh parsley
• Croutons

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, vegetable or chicken broth, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it reaches your desired consistency. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can also use a regular blender or food processor.
  4. Serve the soup hot, topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh parsley, and croutons.

To make the soup zesty, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a teaspoon of hot sauce to the soup before serving. You can also add a tablespoon of freshly chopped herbs like parsley, basil, or cilantro for an extra burst of flavor. Enjoy!

How about a little sandwich to go with your soup? Find a great sandwich recipe to make, too.

The Delicious Wisconsin Cheese Soup Recipe You’ve Been Looking For Is Here

Wisconsin Cheese Soup

The history of Wisconsin Cheese Soup is a long and delicious one. This savory soup originated in the heart of the Dairy State: Wisconsin. It has been around since the late 1800s and was created by Wisconsin’s early settlers who were looking for a tasty and economical way to use excess cheese.

Wisconsin Cheese Soup is a rich, creamy soup made with cheddar cheese and other flavorful ingredients including onions, celery, garlic, and a variety of spices. It’s a hearty, comforting soup that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

This classic soup is a staple of Wisconsin’s culinary heritage and can be found on menus in restaurants across the state. It’s a beloved comfort food that has been enjoyed for generations.

Wisconsin Cheese Soup Recipe Ingredients:

• 6 tablespoons butter

• 1 cup diced onions
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 cup diced celery
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 2 cups chicken broth
• 2 cups half-and-half
• 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
• 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1 teaspoon dry mustard
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

• Large saucepan
• Wooden spoon
• Grater
• Measuring cups

Cook Time:

• 30 minutes

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, and celery and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and half-and-half. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  6. Cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is melted and the soup is creamy.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasonings as desired.
  8. Serve the soup hot, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Making it Spicy:

If you’re looking to add some extra heat, you can increase the amount of cayenne pepper in the recipe or add a few dashes of hot sauce. You can also add jalapenos or other spicy peppers for an extra kick. Just be sure to taste the soup before adding more heat, as it can quickly become too spicy.

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Don’t Sleep On This Awesome Gumbo Recipe

gumbo in a bowl

Gumbo is a classic comfort food dish hailing from Louisiana. It is a flavorful stew that combines the influences of French, Spanish, African, and Native American cuisine to create a unique flavor. Gumbo is usually served over rice, and there are many variations of the dish that include proteins such as shrimp, chicken, sausage, and oysters.

The history of gumbo dates back to the late 18th century when it was first created by the French-speaking inhabitants of Louisiana. It was originally a simple dish made with okra, onions, celery, and pepper, and it was served with a roux-based sauce. This roux-based sauce is what gives gumbo its signature flavor and thick texture.

Over time, gumbo has evolved to include a variety of ingredients and flavors. In the 19th century, Creole and Cajun cooks began to add ingredients like sausage, shrimp, and crab to the dish. The addition of these ingredients created what is now known as seafood gumbo.

Today, gumbo is considered a staple dish in Louisiana and other parts of the Southern United States. It is most commonly served over rice, but it can also be served with French bread or potatoes.

If you’re looking to make a great gumbo in your own kitchen, here is a recipe for making a delicious, spicy gumbo. This recipe will make enough for four servings.

Gumbo Ingredients:

• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 2 cups chopped onions
• 1 cup chopped celery
• 1 cup chopped bell peppers
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 6 cups chicken broth
• 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
• 1/2 pound cooked shrimp
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
• Hot sauce, to taste

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

• Large pot or Dutch oven
• Wooden spoon
• Measuring cups and spoons

Cook Time:

• Prep time: 15 minutes
• Cook time: 45 minutes

Gumbo Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the flour and stir constantly for 3-4 minutes, or until the mixture turns a golden brown.
  3. Add the onions, celery, bell peppers, garlic, Cajun seasoning, oregano, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the chicken broth, sausage, and shrimp. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Add the parsley and hot sauce, to taste. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Serve the gumbo over cooked rice and garnish with additional hot sauce, if desired.

To make this gumbo even spicier, you can add more cayenne pepper and hot sauce to the dish. If you’re looking for a milder version, you can reduce the amount of cayenne pepper or omit it entirely.

Gumbo is a classic dish that is sure to please everyone in your family. This recipe for making an authentic taste of Louisiana will have your kitchen smelling like a Cajun home in no time. Enjoy!

Looking for a great sweet treat for dessert? Try your hand at this yummy Pecan Pie recipe.