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Best noodle soup near Queen & Spadina?

merlot143 Apr 27, 2012 09:19 AM

Am in search of a relatively healthy noodle soup with vegetables, preferably without a lot of MSG. Could be veggies and rice too, but prefer the soups. Any suggestions? Tx.

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  1. justsayn RE: merlot143 Apr 27, 2012 09:23 AM

    Goldstone Noodle makes a great soup IMO. They will make it anyway you like. Swatow has been too sweet for me in recent visits, while their noodles are spot on!

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      gttahaveit RE: justsayn Apr 27, 2012 04:59 PM

      +1 for Goldstone. I've been going for years and years. Have yet to be disappointed!

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        hungyhungyhippo RE: gttahaveit Apr 27, 2012 06:36 PM

        Another +1 for Goldstone. Nicely lit space due to the wrap around windows, too.

    2. pinstripeprincess RE: merlot143 Apr 28, 2012 07:16 AM

      my go to is king's noodles, how does it compare to goldstone's?

      so far from my experience the goldstone's meat has been mushy.... i also find the consistency of the noodles at king's to have the right amount of bounce/al dente-ness.

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        justsayn RE: pinstripeprincess Apr 28, 2012 09:56 AM

        I never get meat in their soup. How does the broth compare?

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          pinstripeprincess RE: justsayn Apr 29, 2012 07:40 AM

          so you just order noodles and soup? nothing else in it?

          i don't really consider what they do at any of those places broth... it's just msg base with some of the right stuff.

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            justsayn RE: pinstripeprincess Apr 29, 2012 08:03 AM

            I get it with dumplings, noodles and greens. The broth takes on the flavour of all the dumplings, noodles, greens, etc that they cook in it.

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              pinstripeprincess RE: justsayn Apr 29, 2012 09:09 AM

              ok, then i don't see how that's any different at king's. the soup base is what they warm up everything in, i'm sure it's a fairly standard way of doing things. i do it at home for myself.

      2. aser RE: merlot143 Apr 29, 2012 09:32 AM

        Swatow beats everybody hands down, not even close.

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          justsayn RE: aser Apr 29, 2012 02:41 PM

          Unless one finds the Swatow broth to be much too sweet, as I do...

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          Gary RE: merlot143 Apr 29, 2012 04:18 PM

          Bun Saigon on the west side of Spadina south of Dundas has great reliable pho with delicious broth. Though I've not scientifically analyzed it for MSG, I've never heard anyone complain about it. Their "bun" which is basically really vermicelli rice noodles with stuff on them (lame description, sorry) is stunningly delicious as well. They all come in many variations, ie beef, veggie, chicken, etc. Friendly and fast service.

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