Soups to warm you up this winter


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Depicted in the picture are groups of soups, check out soups in the story that I and many other people find comforting.

As the weather gets colder, I have compiled a list of warm soups that are perfect to try out. Soup is considered comfort food for many people including me, so consider trying some of these this winter: 

Malatang Soup: 

Malatang, a Chinese cuisine, is a build-your-own hot pot. Malatang is often made spicy, but you can usually request a spice level from 1-5, 1 being the lowest and 5 being the hottest. Within the hot pot you can add vegetables, flat clear noodles, mushrooms and a variety of other vegetables and meat. The soup holds a nutty and warm flavor, bringing a zing to your taste buds and leaving you wanting more. My personal favorite is a 5 with cabbage, bean sprouts, flat noodles, beef and a variety of other vegetables depending on what mood I am in. If you enjoy spicy soups, make sure to check out Malatang. My personal favorite restaurant to go to in Carrollton is called Pixiu Mala Hongtang located on 2680 Old Denton Rd #108, Carrollton, TX 75007. 

Chicken Noodle Soup: 

A loved comfort by many, chicken noodle soup holds a salty, but honey flavor that reminds me of home. I always eat chicken noodle soup when I am sick due to the warm broth, and it always makes me feel better. It is one of the most popular canned soups, and the broth is perfect for those who enjoy a slightly acidic flavor. Recipes for chicken noodle soup can easily be found online, and there are also many canned options readily available in local grocery shops. The soup usually features chicken chunks and boiled carrots, as well as a variety of other ingredients, depending on what you like. 

Tom Yam

Whenever I go to a Thai restaurant, I always make sure to get Tom Yam with my pad thai. If you enjoy seafood and a mildly spicy soup, check out the Tom Yam, a Thai cuisine that is usually featured at Thai restaurants. The soup features seafood such as shrimp or fish, as well as hints of lemongrass that features a unique and sour taste. 

Egg Drop Soup: 

Having grown up with Korean egg drop soup, which is a typical Chinese cuisine, I see the meal as a  comfort soup. Egg drop soup is healthy and tastes like home in a meal. Egg drop soup is easily made, usually with a base soup made with seasoning, and then by dropping the egg in. If you enjoy a warm soup that is slightly salty, try this out. 

Phở Soup: 

Phở is a Vietnamese soup that features a slow-simmered broth with a variety of herbs, noodles and meat such as beef and meatballs. Phở is a popular soup loved by many, and the recipe can be found online, or you can find a list of pho restaurants that a member of our staff recommends here. If you enjoy a warm soup that features an unique taste, make sure to try out Phở.