Your mom’s chicken noodle soup may be damn tasty, but (hopefully) she’s not always around to whip up a pot. Here, Vancouver’s finest bowls of soup.
Beef Pho at Red Pagoda
Balance this meaty bowl of Vietnamese soup – think medium-rare beef, well-done flank, brisket, meatball and tripe – with basil, cilantro, bean sprouts, lime and hot peppers. 1408 Commercial Dr., 604-569-1919.
Green Soup at the Truffle Café
Get your weekly serving of kale, spinach and broccoli with a bowl of vegan Green Soup from the café at the back of organic grocer Eternal Abundance. 1025 Commercial Dr., 604-255-8690.
Tom Yum at Sala Thai
Break a sweat with a bowl of tom yum soup at this swanky downtown destination. You’ll see why the family recipe of hot and sour broth blended with spices, mushrooms, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves hasn’t changed in two decades. 102-888 Burrard St., 604-683-7999.
Lentils Are Everything Stew at Rhizome
SoMa starving artists pay-what-they-can to fill up on French green lentils, potatoes, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in an aromatic mint and lemon stew. 317 East Broadway, 604-872-3166.
Wonton at Hon’s Wun-Tun House
Head to Chinatown for a bowl of steaming, won-ton-packed soup at the first eatery to bring the Hong Kong-style soup to the city. Extras like barbecued duck and beef tripe add substance to the soup. 268 Keefer St., 604-688-0871.
Seafood Chowder at Bridges
Watch the rain pour on False Creek as you warm up with a generous serving of fresh B.C. seafood, swimming in a tomato shellfish broth. 1696 Duranleau St., 604-687-4400.
Image courtesy of ulterior epicure on Flickr.