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Oct 25, 2011 03:10 PM

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 ?

United bakers
Mashu Mashu
Shoom Shoom
Yummy Grill
Me Va Me

Ravi Soups
Prauge Deli
Café Polenez
Coffee Mill
Cafe Doria's

Silk Road

Thai Shan Inn

Le Papillon (onion soup
Oliver & Bonacini

Pumpernickel's (path)
Sandwich Box
Goodys Diner
Armenian Kitchen

Coffee Mill
99 Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R3K5, CA

Mashu Mashu
387 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5P, CA

1120 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

Sandwich Box
238 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z7, CA

Cafe Doria
1094 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L6, CA

Armenian Kitchen
1646 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto, ON M4A, CA

390 Steeles W, Thornhill, ON L4J6X6, CA

Le Papillon
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

Meron Restaurant
7117 Bathurst St, Thornhill, ON L4J2J6, CA

Yummy Grill
531 Atkinson Ave, Thornhill, ON L4J8L7, CA

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  1. 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

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    1. re: aser

      I really like the Grouper Soup at Hanoi 3 Seasons (Cha-Cha). Not sure on their Pho, but I bet it would be less salty.

      Hanoi 3 Seasons
      588 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M1Y3, CA

    2. 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

      1. 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:

        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

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        1. re: prima

          The lentil soup at Dr. Laffa is very good.

          Dr. Laffa
          40 Magnetic Dr #44, Toronto, ON M3H 5S8, CA

        2. 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.

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          1. re: atomeyes

            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.

            1. re: juno

              Thanks for mentioning Best Grill, Juno. Will have to try out their borscht. I'll take borscht over lentil any day ;-)

            2. re: atomeyes

              Maybe if enough people start asking for reduced sodium Pho soup , such as offered at Sushi restaurant's with the lower sodium soy (green bottle).
              It will be a win / win for all , in an economy where restaurants should be looking for ways to attract customers.

            3. Porchetta should be on this list. His soup of the day is more often than not mindblowingly good. Sometimes I just go there for the soup.

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              1. re: childofthestorm

                I second Porchetta and Co everything they make is just sexy