Winter is coming: Soup lovers rejoice!
Emma Duffy | On 04, May 2016
Soup on a cold, rainy day is the perfect antidote to the winter blues, best enjoyed while wrapped in a blanket on the lounge, binge watching your favourite TV series on Netflix. With the weather (finally) starting to cool down, we’ve rounded up the best places in Brisbane to tuck into a bowl of comforting soup, with everything from pho to traditional pumpkin- you’re welcome.
If you’re after something a bit different, the Tibetan Kitchen serves up a spinach dhal soup made with lentils soaked overnight, served with lightly fried spinach with tomato, garlic and ginger. They also offer a Tibetan style soup, with a vegetarian or chicken option with spinach, ginger, lemongrass, herbs, fresh coriander and homemade noodles.The three chefs on hand each specialise in their own traditional cuisine, making this place the most authentic Nepalese restaurant in Brisbane.
Spring Hill Deli and Cafe
Spring Hill Deli and Cafe know their way around good food and their soups are no different. Their Colombian chicken soup is a winner here but they also do a soup of the day served up with fresh crusty bread. Made using locally sourced and organic produce, you know you’re onto a winner with their soups in your belly.
Little Saigon Grill
Little Saigon Grill is a slice of Vietnamese heaven tucked down a lane way, serving up some of the freshest and most authentic Vietnamese cuisine in the city. While these guys do everything well, pho is the house specialty here. Silky rice noodles in an aromatic beef broth with your choice of toppings? Mmm, get in my belly now.
You won’t find any pre-packaged stock here – these guys make every single component from scratch, brewing all their own stocks and broth fresh everyday. Homeslice has a fridge packed full of the yummiest takeaway soups, with classic flavours like chicken, tomato and Thai pumpkin. Yum!
Cafe O-Mai’s soups are un-pho-gettable. Based on deep spices and brewed for a whopping 48 hours, choose between a range of saliva inducing options, like Black Angus beef, free-range chicken or a combination of beef meatballs and brisket. They even serve up a spicy beef and pork noodle soup, with beef shanks, pork leg and Vietnamese pork ham with a range of toppings. Prepare yourselves for some seriously heavenly broth guys.
Famous for their baked goods, it turns out Jocelyn’s Provisions churns out a pretty decent soup too! With a fridge packed to the brim with offerings like traditional pumpkin soup to Asian style chicken soups and classic tomato, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy.
Comfort at my Table
This cute little cafe takes old-fashioned favourites and brings them to life using delicious, seasonally-sourced produce. Brekky fave in Milton, Comfort at my Table stick with the classics. Keep an eye out for their homemade soups featured on the blackboard – we hear their mushroom soup served with crunchy toast slathered in butter is a bit of a crowd pleaser.
Image credit: Unsplash, Spring Hill Deli & Cafe, Cafe O-Mai.