Are these winter months leaving you chilled to the bone? We’re here to help warm your soul by reminding you of that warm and fuzzy feeling you get while eating soup on a cold winter day. There’s nothing quite like cuddling with your favorite blanket, and cozying up to a warm cup of soup on a blustery winter day. If you’re wondering what to side with an oh-so delicious cup of soup, try a grilled cheese sandwich. Your kids will thank you!
Restaurant.com wants you to grab a spoon and jump on board as we share with you some of our favorite soups from around the globe! Hang on!
- Chicken Noodle Soup – Ah yes, Chicken Noodle soup – the comfort soup. This chicken based broth soup includes combination of chicken, noodles, carrots, celery and onions. Most commonly, you may hear/see people turn to this soup when battling a cold, or feeling under the weather. Don’t forget the saltine crackers (or shredded cheese for added flavor)! Looking to spice up this American favorite? Add some Sriracha sauce for an added kick!
- Chili – This popular American soup can come in a variety of ways, and is most popular on chili days (ha!). Some prefer beans, and others not so much; some like it spicy (with a jalapeno kick!), while some like it sweeter; some like with ground hamburger, while others choose turkey burger; and others may even go vegetarian. This soup is made by combining meat, beans, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, chili peppers, – the list can go on and on. Top it off with a dab of sour cream, and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. In the Lockport, NY area? Visit Tom’s Diner – Lockport, NY for a cup of chili, and side with a salad!
- Egg drop soup – Can you guess the main ingredient for this soup? Eggsaclty, egg is right! This Chinese soup consists of wispy beaten eggs in a boiled chicken broth base, with chopped scallions, mushrooms, onions or tofu. The soup is finished by adding a thin stream of beaten eggs to the boiling broth in the final moments of cooking, creating strands of cooked egg that float in the soup. Add black or white pepper for an extra bite! Chee Peng – Belding, MI offers a variety of soup including Egg Drop Soup, Won Ton Soup, Hot and Sour soup, and Sizzling Rice Soup.
- Miso soup – Miso soup is a staple in Japanese cuisine, and is typically served daily in the Japanese culture. Miso is made with a sock called “dashi” and seasoned vegetables are added, like mushrooms, onion, wakame seaweed, and tofu. With a Mt. Fuji-like eruption of flavor, it’s no wonder Miso soup can be served with nearly any Japanese-style meal. The soup at Sakura – Winchester, MA won’t leave you feeling blue!
- French onion soup – Oui, Oui! We love French onion! Originating in France, this onion soup, also called Soupe à l’oignon, consists of a meaty broth and caramelized onions. Served in a ramekin, this delicious soup is typically topped with croutons and cheese for added flavor. Dining in Pembroke Pines, FL? Check out the Cook in Paris – Pembroke Pines, FL and try their Soupe à l’oignon. Bon appétit!
- Minestrone Soup – Ciao! This thick Italian vegetable soup contains noodles, rice or pasta. Enjoy with an added meat broth (or meat!), or vegetarian. Either way you’ll find it delicious. Don’t forget to add the vegetables, which can include whatever is in season – most commonly beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock and tomatoes. Top it off with grated parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley. Visit La Bona Pasta – Litchfield Park, AZ and try their Soup del Giorno, a minestrone and cream soup (did we mention it’s a customer favorite?).
- Tortilla Soup – Drop it like it’s caliente! This tomato-based Mexican soup comes equipped full of spice! Seasoned with a variety of spices, chicken stock, chilies, avocado, garlic, onions, cilantro and lime, this soup is sure to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Top it off with tortilla strips and cheddar cheese! Stop by Dona Esther Mexican Restaurant – San Juan Bautista, CA and indulge in their Mexican meatball soup, Albondigas!
- Tom Yum – Set your taste buds to “oh my.” This hot and sour (and sometimes sweet and spicy) Thai soup comes equipped with shrimp, lemongrass, galangal, mushrooms, tomatoes, and kaffir lime leaves. For the hot and sour, sweet and spicy variation, substitute coconut milk or cream instead of broth. In the Denver, Colorado area? Stop by Wild Bangkok – Denver, CO and indulge in their Tom Yum Goong soup, with your choice of Shrimp or Tofu!
How do you take your soup? A little spicy? Hot or cold? Let us know in the comments below!
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