Chinese Soups and Stews Recipes

Looking for Chinese soup recipes? Allrecipes has more than 40 trusted Chinese soup recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Chinese Corn Soup

Rating: 4 stars 5
It's an easy-to-make soup, and especially delicious to eat on a cold day. You can also eat this soup with pasta.

Hot and Sour Soup with Bean Sprouts

Rating: 4 stars 26
Experience the Asian culture with this authentic blend of exotic flavors. Warms your soul and awakens your tastebuds.

Pork Wonton Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 39
Steamed pork-filled wontons and steamed vegetables make a hearty and satisfying soup.

Chinese Shrimp and Tofu Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 64
This is a typical Chinese soup involving ginger, shrimp, and tofu. It is easy to make and fast! Good for cold weather too!

Chef John's Pork Wonton Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
The term 'wonton' is mostly commonly translated as meaning 'irregularly-shaped pasta'. The second translation I found is from a popular Cantonese homonym that literally means 'swallowing clouds'. If given the choice between eating 'irregularly-shaped pasta', or 'swallowing clouds', I'm going with the clouds every time! You can add ginger, onion, soy, hot pepper, cilantro, lime, lemon grass, etc., to suit your taste and customize the broth.

Grandma's Chinese Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3 stars 1
My grandmother used to make this clear soup to be served during our family-style dinners. It is a soup that can be made in the slow cooker or slowly simmered on the stove top and makes for a very comforting meal when served with rice on a cold day.

Whitney's Egg Flower Soup

Rating: 4 stars 13
Traditional Chinese egg flower soup with a secret ingredient that makes it divine.
By Whitney L

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Congee

Rating: 3.5 stars 6
This is a simple recipe best suited for cold nights. The corn adds a nice crunchy contrast to the creamy boiled rice and soft chicken. Drizzle some sesame oil and add a dash of white pepper on top and it's a meal on its own.

Wonton Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 413
A simple, light 'Chinese dumpling' classic ...whether in soup or fried, wontons will always bring you that mysteriously delicious taste of the Far East ...! Garnish with fresh scallions.

Thanksgiving Turkey Congee

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
My dad used to make huge Thanksgiving dinners, and the morning after, we would be treated to delicious turkey congee. Congee is a Chinese rice porridge traditionally eaten for breakfast or brunch, but I personally eat it any time. It is also very good for digestion and has excellent health benefits. Although I've been having congee since I was a baby, it remains for me the ultimate comfort food.

Winter Melon Meatball Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
This soup is very warming. I love to make this during the winter months when it's chilly outside.

Pork and Century Egg Rice Congee

Rating: 4 stars 4
This traditional Chinese breakfast rice porridge is filling, cheap, warming, and oh so good. I like my rice well broken down and therefore use a short-grain rice and a longer cooking time. I hope you enjoy! Serve hot in small bowls, garnished with a drop of oyster sauce, chopped scallion greens, and small slices of yau ja gwai (fried chinese bread stick, or chinese crullers).

Inspiration and Ideas

Long Soup
Rating: Unrated 91
"I truly love this soup. The only thing different that I did was add more pork. I have made this at least 5 times." – kathleenshops
Chinese Lion's Head Soup
Rating: Unrated 139
"This is my family's version of lion's head soup, and for me, it is the best type of comfort food! It is best served with white sticky rice." – Lei Lei
Wonton Soup
Rating: 4.5 stars 410

A simple, light 'Chinese dumpling' classic ...whether in soup or fried, wontons will always bring you that mysteriously delicious taste of the Far East ...! Garnish with fresh scallions.