If you fancy a change from the Western world's thick and creamy soups, there are some options on the lighter side that may be right up your street. For a delicate broth that's packed full of intricate flavours and goodness, look to the East: there are plenty of delights in store. Dublin residents love their Thai food and – to the foodie's delight – the city is home to so many restaurants featuring food from the Land of Smiles. While most people have heard of Thailand's national dish, Tom Yam, Thai soup is world-renowned and the options are plentiful. Here we take you through some of the most brilliant Asian broths to warm you up this winter.
1. Tom Yam Prawn Soup
No list of Asian soups – never mind the best Asian soups – would be complete without the classic Thai tom yam. This hot and sour soup offering from a country with such a supremely sumptuous cuisine is an absolute must-try and is famous the world over. Thai Yummy have a variety of tom yam soups on the menu, but we recommend staying traditional with the Tom Yam Prawn, a soup flavoured with lemongrass, galangal and lime juice. The broth packs a powerful punch and is sure to get you fired up and warm on a wintery day in Dublin.
2. Tom Kha Gai
Another Thai classic is Tom Kha Gai. Just like the tom yam it's hot and sour, but this soup features a coconut base. Chicken legs are accompanied by mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and coriander in another spicy offering, this time from Kyoto Asian Street Eats. Got the sniffles, or simply want to avoid what's going around? This dish is packed with vitality and makes the perfect healthy starter, or even a main meal if you pair it with a steaming rice order. It is reasonably priced and goes down a treat with some of the other delights on their menu such as the chicken gyozas.
3. Noodle Soup
Sanuk Thai in Ballsbridge aims to offer a healthy and authentic experience, and boasts some of the best Dublin-based Thai chefs. Feel like you've been transported to the streets of Bangkok with their classic Noodle Soup. It's one of the staple foods found on every street corner in Thailand, and no wonder! This dish combines multiple mouth-watering flavours. Rice noodles and seasonal vegetables make up this a classic broth and – if you're feeling brave – there's the option for extra chilli flakes, to really up the spice levels.
4. Pho Bo – Beef Noodle Soup
If you're looking for an Asian soup to warm your cockles on a wintery night then look no further than Pho Bo, a rich Vietnamese broth filled with noodles, vegetables, and beef. While SABA restaurant specialises in Thai street food dishes, it also has this classic from nearby Vietnam, and it's one of the most popular soups on the menu. This is healthy, hearty, fragrant and – most importantly – absolutely delicious.
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