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!
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
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!