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Soup for the Soul

Heartwarming Winter Meals

There’s something about the warm, smoothness of soup that makes it the quintessential winter meal. When it comes to the best soup for a cold day, you need something more than just chicken broth that will satisfy your hunger and raise your temperate.

French Onion Soup Gratin at Absinthe
If you like your soup a bit more cheesy, there’s nothing quite as gooey and satisfying as Absinthe’s French onion soup. Made with sweet caramelized onions and crunchy, yet mushy bread, it’s then topped with a burned layer of Gruyere cheese.
http://www.sfstation.com/absinthe-brasserie-and-bar-b12853


Pozole Rojo at Nopalito
Nopa’s baby sis, Nopalito is the perfect place for Mexican food lovers to chow down and warm up. Their pozole rojo, a toasty stew of pork shoulder, hominy, veggies, spices and tortilla chips, is big enough for two. On an extra cold day, finish off with a cup of Nopalito’s Mexican Coffee topped with whipped crème, orange, and cinnamon.
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Ramen at Suzu Noodle House
For a winter day bowl of warmth that’s hearty and filling, head to Japantown for a bowl of ramen. Suzu Noodle House on the lower level of the mall is home to some of the best spicy curry udon and soba in the city.
http://www.sfstation.com/suzu-japanese-restaurant-b1468931


Ong No Kaw Soi at Mandalay
Sometimes nothing makes you feel quite as warm as a little bit of spice. If you like a bit more bite in your soup, head to Mandalay, for a bowl of their Ong No Kaw Soi, coconut chicken noodle soup. It’s a delicate soup made with thin noodles, tender chicken and sweet onions. It’s served with a side garnish of fresh cilantro and lemon.
http://www.sfstation.com/mandalay-restaurant-b1301