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Best soups?

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I am looking for some recommendations on really good soups, the spicier, the better. Pho, laksa, hand-pulled noodles, ramen, anything along those lines. I like a good broth and nothing too pricey.
Thanks!

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  1. Tank Noodle and Pho 888 on Argyle are my favorites. Pho 888 is smaller and a bit less expensive, but both are going to be in the $10-15 range for the whole meal (including tip).

    1. The Jalisco region of Mexico is known for a wonderful soup called carne en su jugo. Here are a couple of Chicago restaurants that do it particularly well:
      Birrieria de la Torre, 6724 S. Pulaski
      Taqueria Los Gallos #2, 4252 S. Archer

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      1. re: camusman

        Many may laugh, but I have had the best soups anywhere I've tried while in the City at...wait for it...the Blue Frog. I know, I know, believe me, but I've had 3 different attempts at trying to not like them, and all 3 I have had were perfect!

      2. Thanks everyone! Might actually try them all...

        1. The "Spicy Clam Chiu Chow Style" soup is pretty nice at "Chi Cafe" in China Town.