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Feb 4, 2013 10:22 AM

Asian seafood and/or vegetable soups in Toronto

I realize Swatow's and House of Gourmet's shrimp dumpling noodle soups have been mentioned before. I'm a fan of the soups at Linda, and I like the seafood miso soup at JaBistro. I've also tried the seafood Hot & Sour at Dynasty. Have also tried one of the seafood tofu stews at Mot Na Son.

I'm not sure which Vietnamese places are best for soups that are more seafood or vegetable-focused, and would love some recs for Vietnamese places serving better seafood soups.

I've tried the Tom Yum at KSR, Sukhothai and Linda, and plan to try the soups at Mengrai and Golden Thai. Golden Thai seems to have the most options for both seafood and vegetable soups.

Open to recs for my tho, tom yum, tom kha, shrimp noodle, shrimp dumpling noodle, shrimp wonton, vegetable noodle, laksa, anything involving seafood or vegetables. Noodles optional. Open to spicy and non-spicy soups.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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    1. re: fickle

      thanks, fickle :) The Cambodiana soup looks interesting, too.

    2. Congee Queen's House Superbowl Congee is worth taking the afternoon off for.

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      1. re: Googs

        Thanks for the link & rec, Googs. Still haven't made it to Congee Queen.

      2. Judy's Cuisine, Honest Kitchen ( next to Maple Yip ) and O Mei all offer a version of ' Yellow fin Garoupa fish soup with Tofu, Bok Choi and Chinese Mushrooms '. Milky, dense and extremely tasty if done right/!
        O Mei's version is super-expensive since its part of a 'giant garoupa 3 ways' menu
        Judy's Cuisine is less expensive but again its part of a 2/3 ways menu.
        Honest Kitchen offers the soup and a stirred fry filet duo for about $28.

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        1. re: Charles Yu

          Wow. Haven't tried this type of soup yet. Thanks, Charles!

        2. Hanoi 3 Seasons does a good soup with fried calamari in it. Not for the health conscious, though. Very salty as well as the deep fried seafood.

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            1. re: hal2010

              Actually, I LOVE Hanoi 3 Seasons' vegetarian pho - the one with the lemongrass broth. Very flavorful and with loads of fresh veggies!

            2. Another great one is "Double boiled mixed seafood ( crab meat, prawns, scallops and calamari ) with Chinese mushrooms and lotus seeds in chicken broth encased inside a whole winter melon"!!
              Both Maple Yip ( cheaper ) and Yang's do a great rendition. However, need to pre-order!

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              1. re: Charles Yu

                This soup is excellent, I highly suggest the OP to try this out. Perfect for winter time.

                My suggestion would be the nabeyaki udon at Ematei. Scallop, shrimp, mushrooms, egg in a dashi broth. Top 5 in my TO soup noodle rotation.