October 19, 2012

Games and Puzzles

Soups of the World

Here in the States we're familiar with Chicken Noodle Soup , Minestrone, Chowder, etc., but are you familiar with soups from other countries?  Below is a list of types of soup and a list of countries.  See if you can match the soup to the right country.

For example:  Egg Drop is a Chinese soup made of beaten eggs, chicken broth and boiled water.  (Salt, pepper and green onion are also commonly added).

Avgolemono          Greece         Poland             Russia
Callaloo            Ecuador        Trinidad/Tobago    Spain
Cullen Skink        Ireland        Japan              Scotland
Erwtensoep          Netherlands    Austria            Switzerland
Fanesca             Italy          France             Ecuador
Ginataan            Thailand       Phillipines        Vietnam
Menudo                            Spain          Mexico             Brazil
Miso                Japan          China              Greece
Pho                 Vietnam        Korea              Turkey
Solyanka            Slovakia       Russia             Poland
Tom Yam             Turkey         Thailand           Malaysia
Torpedo             Malaysia       Trinidad/Tobago    Vietnam
Waterzooi           Netherlands    Ghana              Kenya
Zurek                              Germany        Switzerland        Poland


Avgolemono - in Greece means egg-lemon.  This soup contains chicken, lemon and egg as its main ingredients.

Callaloo - is a thick, creamy soup made with okra and crab meat from Trinidad and Tobago.

Cullen  Skink - is from the town of Cullen in Moray on the northeast coast of Scotland.  It is often served as a starter at formal Scottish dinners.  It is always thick with smoked Finnan haddock, potatoes and onions.

Erwtensoep - is a thick pea soup eaten in the Netherlands as a winter dish, traditionally served with sliced sausage.

Fanesca - in Ecuador this soup is usually served the week before Easter and typically includes figleaf gourd, pumpkin and twelve different kinds of grains (representing the disciples of Jesus) and salt cod (due to the belief that you must not eat red meat during these days).

Ginataan - it is a dessert soup from the Phillipines whose name is derived from the Filipino word for coconut milk "gata" which is the main ingredient in this soup. 

Menudo - is a traditional Mexican soup largely made out of tripe and hominy.  It is considered by some as a cure for hangovers. 

Miso - Japan's most famous soup is made from fish broth, fermented soy and "dashi" (a Japanese soup stock).

Pho - This Vietnamese beef/chicken soup is cooked with scallion, welsh onion, charred ginger, wild coriander, basil, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and black cardamom.

Solyanka - This is a Russian cabbage soup made of mainly three different kinds of main ingredients being either meat, fish or mushrooms.  All of them contain pickled cucumbers with brine, cream and dill.

Tom Yam  - is one of the most famous dishes of Thai cuisine and is known for its distinct hot and sour flavors made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, shallots, lime juice, fish sauce, tamarind and crushed chillies.

Torpedo - is found commonly in parts of Malaysia especially Penang.  Torpedo is a type of exotic soup that includes the penis of a bull as the main ingredient.  It is reputed to be an aphrodisiac.

Waterzooi - Waterzooi means "watery mess" in Dutch.  It is made of fish or chicken, carrots, leeks and potatoes, herbs, eggs, cream and butter.

Zurek - is made from soured rye flour and meat which is specific to Poland and other northern Slavonic nations such as Slovakia. 

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