Of all the types of foods in Southeast Asia, noodle soups were the most ubiquitous of all. I estimate that I had some kind of noodle dish once every three days in my 6 months traveling. It seemed that everywhere we went there were new and interesting noodle soups to try.
Some had watery broths, others had thick creamy stocks.
Some were packed with extreme flavor, and other relied on accoutrements for seasoning.
All of theme featured some kind of meat and vegetables.
Many of them had eggs.
All of them were eaten with chopsticks, even in Thailand where forks and spoons are more common.
Their prices ranges from $0.60 to $6.00.
I ate soups in restaurants and on the street, in all settings: from my hotel porch to plastic benches on the sidewalk.
I had delicious and not-so-delicious soups in every country.
This is a comprehensive list of all the soups I had in every country in Southeast Asia. Many of them I had more than once.
|Pho with beef in Hanoi, Vietnam|
|Bun Bo Hue in Hue, Vietnam|
|Pho Dac Biet (special everything pho) in Saigon, Vietnam|
|Noodle soup with pig ear from the street in Hanoi, Vietnam|
|Beef noodle soup in a savory broth in Hua Hin, Thailand|
|Kao Soi curry chicken noodle soup with crispy wontons in Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|Breakfast noodle soup with fish on the train in Bangkok, Thailand|
|Spicy noodle soup with ground pork in Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|Another version sof Kao Soi in Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|Noodle soup with poached egg and "bounce pork" in Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|The best beef noodle soup in Siem Reap, Cambodia|
|Watery and flavorless noodle soup at a bus stop in Camodia|
|A mystery meat noodle soup at a bus stop in Cambodia|
|Pork and rice noodle in Vientiane, Laos|
|Delicious breakfast noodle soup in Huay Xai, Laos|
|Breakfast at my hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos|
|Dry noodle with ground port in Yangon, Myanmar|
|Singapore style spice noodle soup in Yangon, Myanmar|
|Rice noodle soup in Bagan, Myanmar|
|Penang prawn noodle soup in Penang, Malaysia|
|Assam Laksa in Penang, Malaysia|
|Spicy coconut curry Laksa in Singapore|