Winter is coming, and the best way to stay warm is with some blazing hot soup! Today we are going to share our favorite spots to warm up when the temperature starts dropping in Boston.
The name says it all. Soup Shack is a little hole-in-the-wall serving soups from various cultures. From pho to ramen, they do it all and they do it well. Since nothing fights off the winter chill quite like a warm broth, you can expect lines and waits once the temperatures start to drop in Boston. With Soup Shack’s wide variety of options you might not know where to start. If you are in a pho mood, their broth has a unique sweetness that pairs perfectly with the salty hoisin sauce. If ramen is more your style then the spicy miso is brings the heat and flavor that will defrost your frozen taste buds.
IFresh Noodles is serving hand-pulled Chinese noodles from the Lanzhou region. This is something that is not often found in the U.S. This style is similar to ramen noodles, but with a completely different flavor profile. The ramen flavor profile is known for its salty miso flavors where Lanzhou beef noodles have a much richer broth that packs the heat.
Although “beef noodle” is in the name IFresh also has a killer cumin lamb soup that packs a serious punch.
A classic ramen shop complete with bottles of sake and Japanese beer on draft, Totto has everything you want to see at your local Ramen shop. Their O.G. location was founded in NY by a famous Japanese ramen chef. Totto brings that tasty, heartwarming ramen goodness to Beantown.
In the world of ramen there is an array of different ramen broth types. Totto specializes in paitan, which is a chicken-based broth that is more creamy and murky than a miso broth. The cousin of the more popular tonkotsu (pork-based broth), paitan gives you all of that rich goodness with a less intense pork flavor. If you are really feeling up to it, try the Mega Paitan. Curious about what that is? Visit Totto yourself and try it– you will not be disappointed!