This Asian soup has been voted as the best chicken soup in the world – Times of India

Chicken soup, often referred to as “Jewish penicillin,” has earned its reputation as a soothing and nourishing elixir over generations. Beyond its delightful taste, this time-honoured dish is known as the best comfort food and boasts numerous health benefits, which makes it a cherished dish worldwide. Its warm, steamy broth can help clear congested sinuses and provide much-needed hydration, while the chicken itself offers a lean source of protein, aiding in muscle recovery and immune support.The vegetables commonly found in Chicken Soup, like carrots, celery, and onions, provide essential vitamins and minerals that boost overall health.

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Mostly, we see the Chicken Soup with a thick consistency and a pale white-to-white colour. However, there are several varieties of Chicken Soup that many people don’t know about. Recently, global food mapping site Taste Atlas paid tribute to this classic comfort food and revealed the list of ‘10 Best Rated Chicken Soups in the World’ and in the same, Tom Kha Gai has won the number 1 position with 4.7 stars out of 5 and a total of 1,376 entries were received for the dish’s ranking.

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Taste Atlas described Tom Kha Gai as “A soup whose name translates to boiled galangal chicken soup, consisting of coconut milk, chicken chunks or shreds, galangal (a reddish-brown or pink woody plant related to ginger), lemongrass, garlic, bird’s eye chili peppers, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, and shiitake mushroom.”

This soup was followed by Ciorba Radauteana at the second position and Zeama from Moldova at the third spot. At number 4 position came Algeria’s Chorba Beida, while the 5th position was occupied by Romania’s Supa (de pui) Cu Taietei and Bela Corba came at 6th spot, which is from Serbia. The rest of the list has El Salvador’s Sopa De Gallina India at the 7th spot, Peru’s Inchicapi at the 8th spot, Poland’s Rosol Z Kury at the 9th position, and Chikhirtma from Georgia came at the last spot.


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If you take a close look at the list, you’ll realise that the winner of this list is an Asian dish and the only entrant for the category of Chicken Soups.
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