Slurp up Edmonton’s top Asian noodle soups

Edmonton’s winter months can get a little chilly - there’s no doubt about it and definitely no way around it. Embrace the cold with a hot bowl of noodle soup, a staple food group for local food blogger Cindy Nguyen (Let’s Om Nom). Slurp your way around Edmonton with some of her favourite bowls.

Co Do Hue

1
12819 140 Avenue NW, Edmonton, ON T6V 1P1

Bún bò Huế is a specialty of central Vietnamese cuisine, a beef broth with notes of lemongrass, fermented shrimp and a spicy chili oil that will warm up your soul. Served with thick round rice vermicelli and slices of beef shank and Vietnamese sausage, Co Do Hue noodle soup is a north Edmonton gem.

Lee House Korean Restaurant

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10704 97 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2L8

Don’t limit a hot bowl of noodle soup to just yourself; share the large stews at Lee House’s Chinatown location between two or more people! The Army Soup 'Budae Jigae' was a Korean staple during the war but still remains a favourite today. Who wouldn’t want a big pot of kimchi stew with sliced pork belly, sliced hot dogs and sausages, noodles and an assortment of vegetables? It’s a hodgepodge of deliciousness!

Viphalay Laos & Thai Restaurant

3
10523 99 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0E7

Tom yum is a Lao and Thai spicy and sour soup. Lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and fish sauce bring unique flavours to the table and, by throwing in flat rice noodles, Viphalay makes a well-balanced spicy tom yum pho that will make your belly go yum-yum! It comes with your choice of chicken, beef, shrimp, or seafood – no matter what you pick, you won’t be sorry.

Yuzen Japanese Restaurant

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127-1 Hebert Rd, St. Albert, AB T8N 2E7

Only available during their lunch hours on Saturdays, Yuzen Japanese Restaurant stops its sushi menu to solely focus on ramen. The wheat noodles can be served in a multitude of broths, including miso, soy sauce or rich, pork-based tonkotsu, and is topped with slices of pork and a soft-boiled marinated egg. This traditional shop is well worth the visit – they even import their noodles from Japan!

Tao Garden Restaurant

5
9642 107 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 2L9

What’s better than a quick bowl of noodle soup? A quick bowl of noodle soup that you can fully customize on your own, of course! Choose your own adventure at Hong Kong-style café Tao Garden and pick one of 12 soup bases, one of eight types of noodles and then two of the 36 available toppings. The possibilities are endless! The Little Sheep Broth (extra hot) will get you sweating in no time, and fresh egg noodles will pair with anything and everything.

Pho Hoan Pasteur Ltd

6
11443 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 3E8

Phở is one of Vietnam’s most recognized dishes – and, how can it not be? A clear beef broth with notes of charred onions and ginger, and spices like cloves, cinnamon and star anise, it comes with flat rice noodles and your choice of various beef cuts. It’s a winter staple. Pho Hoan Pasteur is doing this dish justice and is a local favourite.

Nongbu Korean Eatery

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8115 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E4

The Korean noodle dish Kalguksu translates to “knife noodles,” a hand-cut treat for noodle lovers in Edmonton. NongBu Korean Eatery offers the flavourful bowl with either a seafood soup with mussels and vegetables or a Korean bean paste and pork soup with ground pork and zucchini. It’s perfect for those who can’t handle spice!

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