Banga | Nigeria: We'll start our world tour of the tastiest soups with banga. It hails from West Africa's largest nation, Nigeria. Fruits from the oil palm tree flavor the soup, which also features fresh catfish, beef and dried seafood. Click through the gallery for photos of 19 more mouthwatering soups from around the world:
Beef pho (phở bò) | Vietnam: Beef is simmered for hours with cinnamon, star anise and other warm spices to create a wonderfully aromatic base for this rice noodle soup.
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Borscht | Ukraine: Borscht is anything but basic beet soup. It gets a tangy kick from kvass, a lacto-fermented beet juice.
Bouillabaisse | France: Saffron, olive oil, fennel, garlic and tomatoes blend with fish fresh from the sea in Bouillabaisse, a dish synonymous with the coastal city of Marseille.
Caldo verde | Portugal: This rustic soup blends thinly sliced greens with potatoes and onions for a hearty meal. In many versions, tender Portuguese chouriço sausage is added.
Chorba frik | Algeria, Libya and Tunisia: Tender wheat grains absorb a tomato broth and aromatic spices, their flavor combining with chickpeas plus stewed chicken, beef, mutton or lamb.