Oxtail Soup with Daikon and Ramen Noodles
Oxtail is a popular ingredient in Hawaiian cooking. Roy Choi makes it the base for the broth of his hearty soup and adds plenty of the tender braised meat as well. The soup is also packed with ramen noodles and sliced daikon and leeks, and then garnished with crisp, sweet fried garlic chips.
After visiting New York City's top ramen spots (including Ippudo NY, Sapporo and Momofuku Noodle Bar), Grace Parisi created her dream ramen with a pork-and-chicken-based broth that gets extra depth of flavor from kombu (seaweed) and shoyu (Japanese soy sauce).
Quick Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Beef
Rocco DiSpirito likes to heat shirataki noodles (a low-calorie noodle made from tofu or a kind of sweet potato) in store-bought chicken broth seasoned with lime juice.
Five-Spice Short Ribs with Udon Noodles
Chewy udon noodles have a mild flavor that's wonderful with the delicate spices in this rich beef broth from chef Nobuo Fukuda of Sea Saw in Scottsdale, Arizona, who was an F&W Best New Chef in 2003. Udon is available at Asian markets and some supermarkets, but if you can't find them, Italian egg noodles are the best alternative.
Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
This deeply flavorful chicken broth gets its amazing flavor from slow-simmered chicken, plus onion, garlic and loads of parsley.
Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
Spaghettini is a good stand-in for Asian noodles, but if you can find rice noodles, by all means use them here. Serve the soup in deep bowls with chopsticks or forks as well as spoons. Eat the noodles first then drink the soup in the Asian manner. Or, to use a spoon only and eat everything together, break the pasta into small pieces before cooking.
Shiitake-and-Swiss-Chard Soup with Hand-Cut Noodles
David Chang flavors this fabulous broth with dried shiitakes; fresh shiitakes intensify the flavor. The highlight: simple noodles thrown in at the end. "They're based on the udon I learned to make in Tokyo," Chang says.
Tofu, Eggplant and Shiitake Noodle Soup
The base for this tofu, eggplant and shiitake katiev ("noodle soup" in Cambodian) is a made-from-scratch vegetable stock with a long ingredient list, including two types of cabbage and dried Chinese mushrooms. To simplify the Cambodian noodle soup, we added fewer vegetables to store-bought vegetable broth.
Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
The Chinese have considered the shiitake a symbol of longevity for thousands of years; recent research shows that it's a great source of iron and antioxidants. Here, Nichole Birdsall adds the mushrooms to a soulful recipe passed on to her by her grandmother. "It's a comfort thing. If I need to feel a family connection, I make that soup," she says.
Korean Chicken Soup
Grace Parisi's exceptionally fragrant soup gets its irresistible aroma from sesame oil.
Vegetable Turkey Soup with Cornmeal Noodles
Vietnamese Pork-and-Noodle Soup
In many Asian cultures, long noodles symbolize long life. And in the spirit of that tradition, we've left the pasta whole here, to be eaten with chopsticks or even a fork. Of course, if you're feeling reckless, you can go ahead and break the noodles into smaller pieces before cooking them.
E.J.'s Vegetable Noodle Soup
In this nutrient-rich soup, the vegetables are cut very small and the flavors are simple. "It's one of the first dishes I cooked for E.J. and Meril," says Emeril Lagasse. "It's great for young kids."
Chicken-Barley Soup with Herbs and Egg Noodles
Why settle for just one type of soup when you can have two? Here, chicken noodle meets mushroom barley, coming together to form an incredibly delightful and soothing pot of soup.
Bok Choy and Rice Noodle Soup with Turkey Meatballs
Chicken, Broccoli Ramen Noodle Soup
Save the flavor packet from your ramen for another use.
Gingery Soup with Tofu, Cabbage and Soba Noodles
This comforting soup, made with supermarket staples and fragrant with ginger, is as easy--and almost as fast--to whip up as ordering takeout.
Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup with Noodles
With its seductive flavors of coconut, lime, ginger, and cilantro, this Thai soup is quickly becoming a favorite across the country. Our version includes enough chicken and noodles to make it a main course. If you like, turn up the heat with more cayenne.
Slow Cooker Ginger-Beef Noodle Soup
This gingery soup features meaty shiitake mushrooms, shredded beef chuck and chewy Japanese udon noodles.
Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Noodle Soup
If you can't find pot pie noodles you can use wide egg noodles instead.
Hot and Sour Noodle Soup with Pork
This warming soup really packs a flavorful punch.
Chicken Noodle and Wild Rice Soup
You can use brown rice instead of wild rice without changing the cooking time for this soup.
Turkey and Egg Noodle Soup
This noodle soup uses wide egg noodles that thicken the soup to the point of becoming a stew.
Lemongrass-Scented Noodle Soup with Shrimp
Fresh Clam and Noodle Soup
Asian Vegetable Soup with Noodles
The noodles here aren't cooked in the soup; they'd absorb too much of the liquid. Instead, they're boiled separately, tossed with sesame oil, and then put into bowls, waiting to be warmed by the hot broth. The bok choy goes into the soup toward the end of cooking, so that a hint of crispness remains.
Chicken and Shell Noodle Soup with Peas
Small shell pasta cups the fresh peas in this soup making it easy to get every flavor in every bite.
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
For a lighter version of this soup, use half & half instead of the cream.
Cambodian Breakfast Noodles
Chef Erik Bruner-Yang includes this brothy breakfast noodle dish on his menu at The Line hotel in DC. Why soup in the morning? “In Cambodia,” he says, “the day starts so much earlier—Phnom Penh is fully vibrant by 6 a.m. Once you taste the soup, you’ll know why people want to eat it in the morning.”
Cambodian Rice Noodle Soup
Kuy teav, a rice noodle soup traditionally served for breakfast in Cambodia, takes on layers of flavor from shrimp, pork, and vegetables. In Deana Saukam’s version, you ladle the rich stock over crisp lettuce leaves and rice noodles then top to your liking with herbs, sliced chiles, soy sauce, and lime.