Where to go for GOOD SOUP
Tis the season for a good bowl of soup
Looking for a variety of locations ( Midtown , Airport , Scarberia , Thornhill , Woodbridge )
Love Pho but have seen reports its too high in salt
Anyone making a lower salt Pho soup ?
Me Va Me
Thai Shan Inn
Le Papillon (onion soup
Oliver & Bonacini
99 Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R3K5, CA
387 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5P, CA
1120 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA
238 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z7, CA
1094 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L6, CA
1646 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto, ON M4A, CA
390 Steeles W, Thornhill, ON L4J6X6, CA
69 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA
2075 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A4, CA
309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E6, CA
Oliver & Bonacini
2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M2K 1E6, CA
356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA
Silk Road Restaurant
438 Horner Ave, Toronto, ON M8W2B3, CA
Thai Shan Inn Restaurant
2404 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6E 3S8, CA
7117 Bathurst St, Thornhill, ON L4J2J6, CA
531 Atkinson Ave, Thornhill, ON L4J8L7, CA
ravi's soup is a good bet, I've had quite tasty ones there. The one in entertainment district used to do a half price after 5pm on Friday special, not sure if they still do.
The french onion soup at woodlot was great, again not sure if it's still on the menu.
My fav soup noodles in the city are as follows....
ematei = nabeyaki udon
swatow = wonton mein with brisket
jun jun = wonton mein
tien thanh = pho dac biet
pho my duyen = bun bo hue
pho linh = bo kho
sukho thai/khao san = khao soi
gourmet garden = assam laksa
Actually I was with my friends at West 7 cafe last week, two of us in the table of four ordered two different soup. one is Moroccan Chilli and a Soup of the Day (it turns out to be like a bean with potato and onion, dark coloured soup). the chilli was light in colour and different from regular chili and the soup of the day was nice.
Both with lots of vegetables in it and flavourful. (but you can't avoid it to have salt in it, imo it wasn't overly salty, it has average amount of salt) Portion is above average generous, it was a nice light meal.
I think they did a good job
Khao San Road - have liked every soup I've tried
Linda - have liked every soup I've tried
Zorba's kotosoupa/avgolemono, ask for an extra slice of lemon on the side
Tabule - lentil soup
Europe- goulash soup (which not the same as the goulash main)
I want to try the Nabeyaki udon at Ematei. I liked the Nabeyaki udon at Yuzu.
I'd like to try the Hot & Sour at Taste of China
Also check out this awesome Comfort Soup thread for other ideas: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/737052
2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8, CA
681 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L2, CA
3030 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M6B3B6, CA
Linda Thai Cuisine
11 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto, ON , CA
Taste of China
338 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2G2, CA
236 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA
Khao San Road
326 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1P7, CA
you are 100% correct about pho. sadly, i've cut it/reduced it due to its saltiness, fat content and likely MSG load.
you feel like you're getting something akin to your baba's chicken soup (which also had salt and fat), but its the MSG that kills you that they put in there at most places.
The OP clearly knows his/her soups, especially the lentil soup which is a fixture on Israeli/Middle East menus. Though I must quibble with one selection, namely the three soups on offer at Sababa, an otherwise pretty good joint, especially its hot and cold appetizers. Lentil, white bean and chicken soup are on offer there, and all are often much too watery and thin on flavour. I guess you can't expect much at $2.95. Much, much better soups in the Middle East style can be found at Best Grill, a smallish - just six or seven tables - spot on Steeles Ave., two stoplights west of Dufferin. Five or six intensely rich and flavourful soups are on the menu, with at least four always available. The ubiquitous lentil (equal or better than Tabule's outstanding version), beet borscht, fish soup and lamb soup are the ones I've tried, and they're all superb. At $4 (though the soup of the day can sometimes be $5), you can make a light lunch of them.
I really enjoy pho as well and have not been able to find anywhere in Toronto where it's not a bowl full of MSG.
Made my own home made pho for the first time recently following a few recipes I found online. Remarkably easy. And good -- better than any of the restaurants here.
I googled 'authentic pho recipe' and skimmed the top five or so hits -- which also appear on this list:
I used the listings as a guide since I'm kinda bad at measuring but the overall ingredients and proportions can be followed. I put the bones in a slow cooker and did it overnight. The next day I added the aromatics (star anise, coriander, etc) and a few hours later when I walked in the house it smelled just like going into a pho restaurants. It was delightful!!!
If you are close to an asian market I might suggest you use the fresh rice noodles rather than reconstituted rice stick. It was just like the soup I had in Vietnam.
In Scarberia at The Black Dog Pub, whenever you can get it, they serve a beautiful and hearty seafood chowder. This thing rocks; it's creamy but not thick, and loaded with chunks of fish and other types of seafood. With a side salad, it could be a main meal.
Black Dog Pub
87 Island Rd, Toronto, ON M1C2P6, CA