Bring the flavors of Asia to your holiday parties with these 10 lovely soups that will surely warm you up on chilly days and nights.
Soup? Is that a little too “everyday” for a holiday party? Not if you want to set the tone for the meal. Look at it as a sneak peak into the rest of the dishes that you’re serving.
Am I referring to themed meals like all-Japanese or all-Chinese? Well, that’s the less complicated path. But creating a meal with that pulled-together look where every dish either complements the others or provides an interesting contrast doesn’t mean you have to choose dishes from just one cuisine.
While I understand that what’s good with what is largely a culture thing (and that means subjective to say the least), I go with one very important rule. If the main dish is not so heavy, I serve it with a hearty soup or salad. If the main dish is something that will take hours and hours to digest, then, a light soup or salad accompanies it.
It’s about balance. If you think that a dish should have a balance of flavors, then, a meal should have the same characteristic too. And not just balance in flavors but also in texture and volume.
The ten soups in the list are all on the hearty side.