Anyone have any recent soups they'd recommend? Open to any pricepoint and any type of soup. Dine-in, takeout, refrigerated, canned, frozen or any other type of soup.
Please mention how much the soup costs when possible.
Here was the soup thread for 2015 and 2016
I read through the previous thread and hope I don't end up repeating something unnecessarily.
Country Style - chicken noodle soup (great parsley root flavour), chicken liver dumpling soup, both about $5 for the small and $7 for the large.
United Bakers - split pea, barley and bean, vegetable, cabbage borscht, beet borscht (check the menu as different ones are available different days), all are great. $4 for a cup and $5 for a bowl. Two bowls is a great cheap meal.
Mother's Dumplings - wonton soup with seaweed and dried shrimp. The seaweed and dry shrimp really add umami to this soup. $5.15 and $6.85
The Dumpling House (Gerrard) - shredded pork and pickled green noodle in soup. $6.99
MiMi - we like a lot of them, but particularly the spicy hue-style beef soup. $9.50.
Hanoi 3 Seasons - Cha ca (grouper with dill and fermented shrimp paste) $13. The calamari patties in dill soup is also great $10.50.
Does ramen count? Santouka, Sansotei, Kinton, and Ramen Raijin (for the dark miso). All in the ballpark of $12.
If ramen counts...I am going to push the envelope a bit here and add the Wonton Congee from House of Gourmet to the list.
It's more substantial than your plain congee, but a lot lighter than ramen type soups (or noodle soups in general). Pack on some chili oil, order a side of fried donut - it was the perfect dish to warm up a chilly evening!
All I can say is ' Tis the season for Chinese style Snake Soup '!....available in most good Cantonese restaurants like Judy's Cuisine, Yang's, Crown Jewel, Skyview, Dragon Boat, Grandeur Palace, Casa Victoria and Imperial...etc
....and YES!! They taste like chicken!!
The soup of the day at B Espresso at the Royal Conservatory was red lentil today. Delicious. Gluten-free and vegan. $5.10 including tax, and included a slice of bread . I got a bowl to go.
The RCM B Espresso is open Mon-Sat.
The "soup of the day" at Simone's Caribbean Restaurant on The Danforth is terrific! Very rich, flavorful, fresh.
If they have the chicken pumpkin soup go for it. I especially like the little dumplings they put in the soup.
Ravi soups in Central/West areas (lots of locations - Adelaide, Queen W, etc) - chicken hot pot soup (coconut curry chicken), wild mushroom bisque, corn chowder with crab... All soups are about $10. They also do wraps and salads, and wrap + soup combo for $11-15 depending on the soup/wrap.
King Noodle House at Dundas/Spadina for their beef tripe + wonton noodle soup (more nostalgia than anything else). Around $10 a bowl
MeNaMi (udon - noodles made from scratch) up at Yonge/Finch - haven't been yet but looks intriguing
Buk Chang Dong Soon Dofu - all they do is Korean soft tofu stew, so delicious and warming. I think it's around $10-$15 a bowl, which includes rice and a raw egg and will fill you up.
I think that soup is an option with their Winterlicious . I was there for brunch and some neighbouring tables were enjoying that soup.
The potage parmentier (a warm, creamy leek potato soup ), that is a first course option for the Winterlicious dinner at Café Boulud was decadent.
I just ate Pozole soup ($11) at Tacos El Asador on Bloor near Christie. Great soup - pork, chicken and hominy with raw onions and lettuce. Sour cream, lime wedges and a crunchy tortilla on the side. Also on the menu were Chicken Tortilla soup ($8?) and Barria ($11), described to me as a a goat/onion soup.
At Pusateri's on Church St. there's a great sandwich counter with some hot foods and a daily soup. They are very homemade "mom" soups and nursed me through an awful cold last month. The chicken noodle and beef noodle are my faves but there's about a dozen or so that change up daily. I stop in at least once or twice a week.
Non soup side note: The lady that does the sandwiches and soups also makes amazing Chicken Pot Pies most days of the week except Thursday when there's meatloaf. Both are incredible and the Chicken Pot Pie is my fave in the city.
Just to add, one of my faves is Wonton Chai Noodle who make traditional chinese shrimp wonton soups.
Options are very limited, they do one thing and they do it really well.
My faves are wonton noodle soup with the wheat noodles only, or the brisket noodle soup with the wheat noodles only.
Note: if you order the brisket noodle soup to go, you get a pile of noodles topped with chunks of braised brisket in the most delicious sauce, with the clear soup in a separate container, often I like to eat them separately, beef with noodles, while I sip a clear soup.
Note2: If you like it spicy, like I do, then make sure you generously add their absolutely delicious homemade hot chili oil, also available by the jar to take home, it's addictive stuff!
Borrel on the Danforth serves a good Dutch pea soup, containing ham hock and sausage, and some bread on the side, for $9.
Hom Cafe on Cumberland serves a good goulash soup for $9.50.
Gare de l'Est on Dundas E at Carlaw serves a good French Onion Soup for $15.
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