A spring cold is the worst. It’s warm outside, the flowers are blooming but you’re nose is running and you’re racked with sneezes. Kick that cold to the curb with five spicy, hearty and satisfying soups.
El Charrito Taqueria’s Pozole
Pozole is a traditional Mexican stew made with hominy corn and meat (El Charrito uses pork). It’s hearty and tasty and comes with a side of hot sauce, so you control the heat. Available Saturday and Sunday only.
(808 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-478-2924)
Nho Saigon’s Chicken in Peanut Satay Noodle Soup
I eat Vietnamese food regularly, so I feel like I’m qualified to say with absolute certainty Nho Saigon’s chicken satay peanut soup is the best. It’s packed with shredded chicken and has a satisfying broth made with ground peanuts and red chili paste.
(2111 33 Ave. S.W., 403-246-1388)
This tasty and cold-busting soup is a regular on the menu at Marketbar in Sunterra Keynote. The soup features generous chunks of chicken in a mildly spicy coconut broth. Enjoy a large bowl for $6.
(200 12 Ave. S.E., 403-261-6772, sunterramarket.com)
The Azteca soup at Salt and Pepper is a taste of Mexico in a bowl. Find shredded chicken and creamy avocado in savoury chicken broth sprinkled with crispy tortilla chips.
(1413 9 Ave. S.E., 403-269-1441 and 6515 Bowness Rd. N.W., 403-247-4402, saltandpepper.ca)
Congee is savoury rice porridge. If you like oatmeal, chances are you’ll enjoy this tasty and filling dish. U & Me’s chicken and mushroom congee is consistently good. Order a Chinese donut on the side.
(201, 233 Centre. St. S.W., 403-264-5988, uandmerestaurant.ca)
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