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Adelaide's noodle soup guide


Posted on 18 May 2019

Is there a more perfect winter pairing than soup and carbs? We think not. Here are some of our noodle soup picks.

Hut & Soul

310 Pulteney St, Adelaide SA 5000

Hut & Soul have been delighting hungry tummies since 1998 with their Malaysian, Indonesian and Singaporean hawker-style menu. Their choice of laksas are sure to warm the coldest of winter days - all topped with a generous amount of beautiful, fresh herbs and garnishes. Choose between rice vermicelli or the coconut curry noodles paired with either SA spencer gulf king prawns, omelette strips and chicken or the fish, pineapple shrimp paste and ginger flower in a spicy tangy fish broth.

Honki Tonki

38 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000

Honki Tonki is the second project from husband wife duo Phuong Thai Nguyen and Vinh Nguyen. Following a similar formula as their first street-eats style eatery Sit Lo, the menu sports the very best bites as influenced by the laneways of Hong Kong. Take your pick from four different noodle soup varieties including a laksa, spicy satay soup, a mushroom medley or a classic wonton noodle soup. You can’t go past a classic, especially when the egg noodles are handmade with plenty of TLC and there’s a healthy dose of pork and prawn wontons, char sui pork and bok choy.

Chu Chu

Shop 6/7 Topham Mall, Adelaide SA 5000

Newly opened Chu Chu believes healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. This comes to life through an Asian-fusion style menu which fuses Asian flavours with modern executions. The three ramen options follow a more traditional path which also include a vegetarian and vegan option. Choose from either a rich pork soup base or a creamy sesame broth. The Homemade spicy miso ramen is layered with seaweed, bamboo shoots and tender pork belly while the vegan option is abundant in goodies like tofu, bok choy and cori.

Thai Ayo-Thaya

94 Carrington St, Adelaide SA 5000

They say variety is the spice of life. Opening its doors late 2018, this restaurant delivers an authentic taste of south east Asia with plenty of halal-friendly options. For noodle soup enthusiasts, Thai Ayo-Thaya deliver all the things with 11 noodle soup options. Turn your eye to the tom yum soup options which come in a rich chilli paste broth with mushrooms. Choose from lamb, duck, prawn or mixed seafood which is then topped with a collection of hearty vegetable and delicious herbs.

Mr Viet

Market Plaza Food Court, Moonta St, Adelaide SA 5000

After amassing a cult following in James Place, Mr Viet has opened a new presence in Market Plaza Food Court in Moonta Street. Despite the warmer weather, noodle soups are a traditional Vietnamese staple and the Mr Viet menu certainly does this justice. The pho is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, with flat rice noodles in a soul soothing beef stock. If you are up for trying something different, opt for the spicy beef noodle soup a.k.a Bún bò Huế which is pho’s lesser known but equally yummy brother.

Tuno Izakaya

145 O’Connell Street North Adelaide

Tucking into a bowl of ramen is a sure way to warm up on a chilly night. That said, one should never have to wait for the right temperature for a delicious bowl of Japanese soup noodles! Situated on the busy O'Connell Street in North Adelaide, Tuno Izakaya is an authentic Japanese izakaya (Japanese bar serving small tapas-like dishes at an affordable price). Drop in for lunch, or dinner and tuck into a steaming hot bowl of ramen.