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Dec 15, 2007 06:27 AM

Best Bowl of Soup in Boston?

I work part time in Waltham and have recently discovered Tom Can Cook, an Asian fusion restaurant with one of the most mouth watering chicken noodle soups I have ever tried. Unfortunately, I live in Boston and it's a pain to hop into my car and drive over to Waltham whenever I have a craving (although If that's what I need to do...) I'm wondering, what are everyone's favorite Asian type soups in the Boston area? Although this is what I'm craving at the moment, I'm also wondering if there are any other exceptional soups out in Boston (except for clam chowder which regularly gets discussed on this board). Thanks!

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  1. Asian soups: any of the ramen at Ken's Ramen in the Allston Super 88 (not in the food court, but across the corridor on the side entrance from the parking lot that goes into the market itself.)

    Other soups: I had a Macomber turnip soup at Ten Tables in late October that was incredible - the most delicious thing in my very good 4-course meal! Other than that, I don't get soups in restaurants all that often because so many of them are commercially made or done from commercial bases (though I will admit that in cooler weather I regularly get soup for lunch from the Au Bon Pain on site where I work.)

    1. New England Soup Factory in Newton and Brookline...excellent soups.

      1. Strip Ts restaurant in Watertown has great soups.

        Strip-T's Restaurant
        93 School St, Watertown, MA 02472

        1. I've had terrific Chinese noodle soups at Mary Chung's, Qingdao Garden, and Wang's. At MC's, I especially like the Sichuanese Pork & Pickled Vegetable noodle soup. At Qingdao you can get a whole (sliced) crispy pork chop in noodle soup which includes baby bok choy.

          Pho Pasteur is good for Vietnamese noodle soup.

          1. There's a chicken soup with rice at Floating Rock in Revere that is delicate and flavorful and crave-worthy (among other wonderful Cambodian soups there).