Now that we’ve had our 15 minutes of fall, Calgary’s winter is approaching fast. While you wait patiently for a Chinook, we’re heading inside, to beat the cold with Calgary’s finest bowls of soup.
Spicy Chicken Sat at CoDo
This spicy bowl of Vietnamese soup is a meal in itself, loaded with rice vermicelli noodles, white chicken meat, peanuts, vegetables and all the right trimmings — basil, lime and bean sprouts. 1411 17th Ave. SW, 403-228-7798.
Beachfront Hot Pot at The Coup
Who says you need meat to have a good time? The Coup serves up a hearty blend of organic vegetables in a spicy coconut tomato lime broth, with lemongrass lotus root and edamame. 924B 17th Ave. SW, 403-541-1041.
Wor Won Ton at King’s Diner
It’s what made this Barlow Trail diner so famous. Loaded with dumplings, baby corn, carrots, broccoli, shredded pork and spaghetti noodles, the Wor Won Ton is best complemented by the legendary diner’s homemade garlic chili oil sauce. 104 Meridian Rd. NE, 403-272-2332.
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup at The Ship & Anchor
The Ship & Anchor offers a home-cooked delicacy in their puréed oven-roasted squash, served with a dollop of cream and drizzled with maple syrup. 534 17th Ave. SW, 403-245-3333.
Seafood Chowder at the Chowder House
You’ll forget you were ever in the Prairies after sampling this ocean-fresh Pacific seafood chowder, complete with a creamy white wine clam broth. It’s perfect comfort food for a downtown business lunch. 609 1st St. SW, 403-269-1434.
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