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Soups in TO, 2017

prima | Jan 23, 201709:50 AM 30
Ontario (inc. Toronto) Soup Takeout Canned Soup Restaurant Intel

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
http://www.chowhound.com/post/soups-f...

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  1. Dr. John I read through the previous thread and hope I don't end up repeating something unnecessarily. Country Style - chicken noodle...

    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.

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    1. prima re: Dr. John Sure, ramen counts, as well as udon, soba, and any other noodles in broth or stock. :) Nice list, Dr.John!

      Sure, ramen counts, as well as udon, soba, and any other noodles in broth or stock. :) Nice list, Dr.John!

      1. happycamper re: prima 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...

        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!

        1. s
          serpah re: happycamper Sounds amazing. I love wonton and congee and fried donut...never thought to combine wonton with Congee, though.

          Sounds amazing. I love wonton and congee and fried donut...never thought to combine wonton with Congee, though.

    2. Charles Yu All I can say is ' Tis the season for Chinese style Snake Soup '!....available in most good Cantonese restaurants like Judy's Cuisine...

      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!!

      1. prima The soup of the day at B Espresso at the Royal Conservatory was red lentil today. Delicious. Gluten-free and vegan. $5.10 including...

        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.

        1. petek I'll just leave this here..... again :) (Swatow)

          I'll just leave this here..... again :) (Swatow)

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          1. prima re: petek Wow. Thank for the photo. Time to revisit Swatow ;)

            Wow. Thank for the photo. Time to revisit Swatow ;)

            1. petek re: prima #16 BBQ pork/w vegetable noodle soup.

              #16 BBQ pork/w vegetable noodle soup.

              1. m
                MattHooper re: petek Ok, I'm goin' to Swatow. (Though when I used to live near Chinatown and Swatow was popular then, I never got the big deal. I...

                Ok, I'm goin' to Swatow.

                (Though when I used to live near Chinatown and Swatow was popular then, I never got the big deal.
                I found it good, but nothing I had was unique or outstanding. But that soup looks great, so I'm due a re-try).

                1. happycamper re: petek The duck noodle soup at Swatow is also great.

                  The duck noodle soup at Swatow is also great.

                  1. prima re: petek Have to order #16 at Swatow next time I'm in the neighborhood.

                    Have to order #16 at Swatow next time I'm in the neighborhood.

              2. m
                MattHooper The "soup of the day" at Simone's Caribbean Restaurant on The Danforth is terrific! Very rich, flavorful, fresh. If they have...

                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.

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                1. happycamper re: MattHooper Thank you for the recommendation! I was curious what they had to offer and found a helpful and up-to-date photo (from Yelp) for...

                  Thank you for the recommendation!
                  I was curious what they had to offer and found a helpful and up-to-date photo (from Yelp) for their soup options.
                  They all look amazing...but I am particularly curious about the "Mannish Water".
                  Anyone's tried it?

                2. j
                  julesrules Apparently La Mer now sells hot soup to go, at least on Saturdays.

                  Apparently La Mer now sells hot soup to go, at least on Saturdays.

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                  1. m
                    MattHooper re: julesrules Did you mean De La Mer, the fish market? The one on Danforth just started selling soup - they gave me a sample of their clam...

                    Did you mean De La Mer, the fish market?

                    The one on Danforth just started selling soup - they gave me a sample of their clam chowder and it was excellent!
                    This reminds me to go back for more.

                    1. j
                      julesrules re: MattHooper Yes, De La Mer, Danforth location, thanks :)

                      Yes, De La Mer, Danforth location, thanks :)

                  2. s
                    serpah Ravi soups in Central/West areas (lots of locations - Adelaide, Queen W, etc) - chicken hot pot soup (coconut curry chicken), wild...

                    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.

                    1. h
                      highlyunlikely Lena at Yonge and Richmond has a delicious Mushroom & Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard, Chicken and Lemon (though it's a bit pricey...

                      Lena at Yonge and Richmond has a delicious Mushroom & Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard, Chicken and Lemon (though it's a bit pricey at $12).

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                      1. prima re: highlyunlikely I think that soup is an option with their Winterlicious . I was there for brunch and some neighbouring tables were enjoying that...

                        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.

                      2. s
                        serpah I just ate Pozole soup ($11) at Tacos El Asador on Bloor near Christie. Great soup - pork, chicken and hominy with raw onions and...

                        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.

                        1. a
                          abigllama 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...

                          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.

                          1. j
                            jmls My two hidden gem's for some of the best soup I've ever had: OM Restaurant (Parkdale) - Mulligatawny Soup - $3.99 La Rev...

                            My two hidden gem's for some of the best soup I've ever had:

                            OM Restaurant (Parkdale) - Mulligatawny Soup - $3.99

                            La Rev (The Junction) - Tortilla Soup - Sm $6 | Lg $9

                            Thank me later.

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                            1. happycamper re: jmls Oh, revelations. Thank you! On my list now!

                              Oh, revelations. Thank you! On my list now!

                              1. j
                                jmls re: happycamper Yay! Let me know what you think!

                                Yay! Let me know what you think!

                            2. TorontoTips Just to add, one of my faves is Wonton Chai Noodle who make traditional chinese shrimp wonton soups. Options are very limited...

                              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!

                              1. prima Borrel on the Danforth serves a good Dutch pea soup, containing ham hock and sausage, and some bread on the side, for $9. http...

                                Borrel on the Danforth serves a good Dutch pea soup, containing ham hock and sausage, and some bread on the side, for $9.
                                http://www.borrel.ca/

                                Hom Cafe on Cumberland serves a good goulash soup for $9.50.
                                http://homcafe.ca

                                Gare de l'Est on Dundas E at Carlaw serves a good French Onion Soup for $15.
                                https://www.gdlbrasserie.com/menu/

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                                1. j
                                  juno re: prima All the daily soups at Steeles Deli, a diner on Steeles Ave. just west of Yonge St., are solid - but I'm particularly partial to...

                                  All the daily soups at Steeles Deli, a diner on Steeles Ave. just west of Yonge St., are solid - but I'm particularly partial to the green pea, available only on Thursdays. It's $4.50, as are all their soups, but the soups are often free if you order one of the restaurant's entrees.

                                2. prima the hot and sour soup at Chop Chop on Dundas W looks promising

                                  the hot and sour soup at Chop Chop on Dundas W looks promising

                                  1. j
                                    julesrules I got some spicy takeout lunch ramen from Sakawa at Danforth and Jones and it was quite tasty. I think it was the Hell ramen. Going...

                                    I got some spicy takeout lunch ramen from Sakawa at Danforth and Jones and it was quite tasty. I think it was the Hell ramen. Going to try the Tantanmen next.

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