Soup Weather is Here
Photo by Amy Moore
Soup for You
Need something to warm you up when temperatures start to dip? These steaming elixirs will have you feeling toasty in no time.
8142 Watson St., McLean, 703-356-2288; busara.com. The aromatic Thai tom ka gai ($4.75) is rich with ginger, cilantro, coconut milk and tender sliced chicken.
7263-A Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, 703-573-9002; celebritydeliva.com.The matzo ball soup ($4.99) features a gigantic dumpling swimming in a thick chicken noodle broth that’s amped up with celery and carrots. It’s based on a recipe from owner Chuck Rossler’s grandmother.
924 West Broad St., Falls Church, 703-536-4566; panjshirrestaurant.com. Afghani aush ($4.95) is topped with seasoned yogurt, spiced ground beef and mint. Dip your spoon below the surface to find a tomato-based noodle soup dotted with vegetables.
1721 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-525-7355. It’s order by numbers at this cash-only pho joint. Go for the #5 ($6.20-$7.20), a spicy broth with steak, tendon and tripe, then top it off with bean sprouts, hot peppers and sprigs of fresh herbs.