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Posted On: 15 January 2023 05:30 pm
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15 soups & stews from different cuisines to try in Doha

Cassandra Pallagud
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With temperatures dropping and rainy clouds looming over Doha these past few weeks, it's the perfect time to get cosy and enjoy a hot bowl of soup or stew!

There are so many soups around the world that deliver comforting flavours and warm you up. Here are soups to try from different cuisines and where to eat them in Doha!

1. Ramen – Japanese

Ninja Ramen
Image credit: Ninja Ramen

The traditional Japanese noodle soup, Ramen, features a richly flavoured broth, a selection of meats and vegetables, and is often topped with a boiled egg.

Different types of Ramen have varying flavour profiles and consistency, such as miso with a strong savoury taste, shoyu with a salty and tangy soy sauce flavour, and much more!

Where to eat Ramen in Doha:

  • Ninja Ramen
    • Locations: Al Mana Hotel, Al Matar Street & Al Doha Al Jadeeda Metro Station (Red Line)
    • Instagram: @ninjaramenqa
  • Ramen Restaurant
    • Location: Msheireb Downtown
    • Instagram: @ramenqtr
  • Yee Hwa
    • Locations: Lagoona Mall, Al Sadd, & Doha Souq Mall
    • Instagram: @yeehwadoha

RELATED: Ramen in Qatar: where to eat and get your Japanese noodle fix

2. Pho – Vietnamese

Pho soup
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Pho is a clear bone broth soup with deliciously soft rice noodles, thinly sliced beef topped with herbs, limes, sprouts, and chiles. The flavours are fresh, soothing, and not too heavy.

Where to eat Pho in Doha:

  • Hoi Ann
    • Location: Al Jazeera St, Bin Mahmoud
    • Website:
  • TukTuk Saigon
    • Location: Ibn Mahmoud Street, Bin Mahmoud
    • Instagram: @tuktuksaigonqatar

3. Jjamppong – Korean

Image credit: Tofu House

Jjamppong is a must-try Korean spicy seafood noodle soup dish. It is a rich and hearty bowl filled with seafood favourites and vegetables. The broth is generously flavoured with aromatics such as garlic, ginger, gochujaru (Korean red chilli flakes), and gochujang (fermented chilli paste).

Where to eat Jjampong in Doha:

  • Tofu House
    • Locations: Al Jazeera St, Bin Mahmoud & City Center
    • Instagram: @tofuhousedoha
  • KKUM Korean Restaurant
    • Location: Al Kinana Street, Al Sadd
    • Instagram: @kkum_qatar_official
  • Maru Korean Restaurant
    • Locations: West Bay & The Pearl Island
    • Instagram: @marukoreanbbq_qatar

RELATED: Korean restaurants & places to buy Korean products in Qatar

4. Tom Yum – Thai

Tom Yum Soup
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Tom Yum is an aromatic, spicy, and sour soup famous in Thai cuisine. It features the strong flavours of lemongrass, fish sauce, ginger, and lime and is typically full of seafood. It is traditionally served and eaten with rice.

Where to eat Tom Yum in Doha:

  • Amjad Thai Snack
    • Locations: Al Sadd
    • Instagram: @thaisnackdoha
  • Jasmine Thai Restaurant
    • Location: Souq Waqif
    • Instagram:
  • Sabai Thai Restaurant
    • Location: Westin Doha
    • Instagram: @sabaithairestaurant

RELATED: High-end Thai restaurants in Qatar

5. Hot Pot – Chinese

Shanghai Garden hot pot
Image credit: Shanghai Garden

A hot pot is a Chinese culinary experience where the soup is left simmering throughout the meal. Raw ingredients such as vegetables and meat are added to the boiling broth to cook. Diners are free to add ingredients and seasoning as they like.

Where to eat Hot Pot in Doha:

  • Shanghai Garden
    • Location: City Center Mall
    • Instagram:
  • D'Chopstix Chinese & Japanese Restaurant
    • Location: Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence Doha
    • Instagram: @dchopstix_restaurant
  • Osha Asian Bistro
    • Location: Al Kinana Street, Al Sadd
    • Instagram: @osha_asian_bistro

RELATED: Where to eat hot pot in Qatar

6. Bulalo – Philippines

Bulalo Barrio Fiesta
Image credit: Barrio Fiesta

The Philippines' savoury beef dish, Bulalo, is a crowd favourite for its rich broth, a hefty serving of meat and bone. It typically also includes cabbage, string beans, and corn.

Where to eat Bulalo in Doha:

  • Barrio Fiesta
    • Location: City Center Mall
    • Instagram: @barriofiestaqatar
  • Gerry's Grill
    • Location: Al Nasr & Barwa
    • Instagram: @gerrysgrillqatar
  • Max's Restaurant
    • Location: Al Sadd & B Ring Road
    • Instagram: @maxsrestaurantme

RELATED: 24 Filipino restaurants to check out in Qatar

7. Laksa - Malaysia and Singapore

Image credit: The Noodle House

Another popular Asian spicy-sour seafood soup dish to try is the laksa! A household favourite in Malaysia and Singapore, this soup also features a creamy coconut flavour and is served with thick noodles, seafood, and meat toppings.

Where to eat Laksa in Doha:

  • The Noodle House
    • Location: The Pearl Island & City Center Mall
    • Facebook: @noodlehouseqa
  • Mama Rozie
    • Location: Al Muntazah & Lusail
    • Instagram: @mamarozieqa
  • Crazy Noodles
    • Location: Muaither & Al Kheesa
    • Instagram:

8. Paya - Pakistan

Paya Soup
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Another hearty dish to try is the paya from Pakistan. It is a rich soup made with bone broth, an animal's trotters, and flavored with herbs and spices.

Where to eat Paya in Doha:

  • Food Zay Restaurant
    • Location: Mushaireb
    • Contact: +974 5098 7771
  • Deccan Deewan Restaurant
    • Location: Salwa Road & Al Khor
    • Instagram: @deccandeewanrestaurant

9. Bouillabaisse – France

Bouillabaisse Sel & Miel
Image credit: Sel & Miel

Bouillabaisse is a spicy French stew with flavours from various fish and shellfish. It is typically eaten with your choice of toasted bread.

Where to eat Bouillabaisse in Doha:

  • Sel & Miel
    • Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
    • Instagram: @selandmiel

10. Minestrone – Italy

Minestrone Soup
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The Minestrone is an Italian pasta-based soup full of vegetables and aromatics. Just like pasta, it is best topped off with parmesan cheese. It's a versatile dish that can be made with most kinds of vegetables and pasta of choice.

Where to eat Minestrone in Doha:

  • Lo Spaghetto
    • Location: Al Sadd
    • Instagram: @lo_spaghetto_doha
  • Piccolo Cafe
    • Location: Lusail Boulevard, West Bay, Lusail Marina & Duhail Night Market
    • Instagram: @piccolo.qtr
  • Prego Italian Trattoria
    • Location: Lagoona Mall
    • Contact: +974 5575 1072

11. Chowder - United States

Image credit: Bubba Gump Qatar

Try the creamy chowder soup made from shellfish, potatoes, onions, milk, or cream! It's a hearty, comforting soup that originates from the Americas. Top it off with crunchy croutons for that extra texture!

Where to eat Chowder in Doha:

  • Bubba Gump
    • Location: Doha Festival City
    • Instagram: @bubbagumpqatar
  • Little Sailor
    • Location: C-Ring & B-Ring road
    • Instagram: @littlesailorqa
  • Ocean Basket
    • Location: Villagio Mall & Mall of Qatar
    • Instagram: @oceanbasketqa

12. Harira – Morocco

Harira Argan Moroccan Restaurant
Image credit: Argan Moroccan Cuisine

Enjoy a traditional Moroccan tomato soup with lentils and chickpeas, and try the Harira soup! It features fragrant and zesty flavours.

Where to eat Harira in Doha:

  • Argan Moroccan Cuisine
    • Location: Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli
    • Instagram: @bubbagumpqatar
  • Tajeen Moroccan Restaurant
    • Location: Souq Waqif
    • Instagram: @tajeen_restaurant
  • Al Baraha Restaurant
    • Location: Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli
    • Instagram: @tivolialnajada

13. Kharcho – Georgian

Kharcho Al Terrace Doha
Image credit: Al Terrace Doha

Try the traditional Georgian soup that contains beef, chopped walnuts, cherry plum purée, and rice. It's a hearty beef stew that provides warm comfort with each spoonful.

Where to eat Kharcho in Doha:

  • Al Terrace Georgian Cuisine
    • Location: Al Mirqab Hotel, Souq Waqif
    • Instagram: @alterracedoha

14. Borscht - Ukrainian

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Ukrainian borscht is a hearty soup known for its bright red color from one of its main ingredients: beets. The soup is also full of beef and a variety of vegetables and is often eaten with a sour cream garnish.

Where to eat borscht in Doha:

    • Polka Restaurant
      • Location: Madinat Khalifa North
      • Instagram: @polka.2022

    15. Egusi - Nigerian

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    Looking for something a little thicker? The egusi soup originating from Nigeria, is a popular soup in West Africa that features the distinct flavors of egusi melon seeds, that is flavored with various vegetables, palm oil, and meat. It is best eaten with fufu, a "swallow" food made from boiled cassava, yams, or plantains.

    Where to eat egusi in Doha:

    • Mama's Place
      • Location: Wholesale Market Street, Abu Hamour
      • Instagram: @mamasplacedoha
    • Nigerian Season Restaurant
      • Location: Paco Mall, Al Mamoura
      • Instagram: @nigerianseasonrestaurant

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    Which of these soups or stews are you going to try? Let us know in the comments! Do share this article – it keeps us going!