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Best Soups in the Twin Cities

Updated on January 19, 2019
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The MAS is a foodie who loves to explore and write about good cuisines which he feels are deliciously catered to tantalize the taste buds.

Delicious soups and where to find them.
Delicious soups and where to find them.

South Asia's Warmest Tradition

The Southeast Asian soups customarily differ in taste from the western cuisine for a number of reasons. One of which is the use of bean curd also known as Tofu (that is prepared by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks). A feature not normally found in Western cuisine especially soups. Many traditional East Asian soups are typically broths predominantly starch thickened soups lacking in dairy products such as milk or cream. These soups are prepared traditionally and consumed in the cultures of Asia as a very widespread enchantment especially in winters. Asian soups usually contain refined starches of corn or sweet potatoes for thickening them in contrast to the Western style dried soups that are rich in veggies, chicken base, potatoes, pasta and mainly cheese flavors. Their Special Soup is a perfect blend of fresh vegetables, chicken, beef, mushrooms, and shrimps.

Chicken Corn: The King of Soups

Despite an entire legion of soups available on the planet, one of my favorites is quite vintage types i.e. the chicken corn. Typically, sweet corn is used in preparation of an appealing & mouthwatering soup. Dated back in history, in general, it was every so often prepared majorly in corn-producing capacities of the world, but is now pervasive due to greater corn dissemination.

Recipe: Chicken Corn Soup

Top Picks: Best Soups in Islamabad & Rawalpindi

Winter is the time for comfort, good food & warmth while soup is cuisine's kindest course.
Winter is the time for comfort, good food & warmth while soup is cuisine's kindest course.

Nothing beats the coldness of winter better than a bowl of soup for me. I can get pretty serious about my soups. So finding the best ones nearby became somewhat of a personal quest for me. Ranked here are my top picks in the twin cities to get you the soup that will keep you warm, nourished and gratified.

Toba Hot & Cold Spot

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G-9 Markaz: Toba Hot & Cold Spot.G-9 Markaz: Toba Hot & Cold Spot.
G-9 Markaz: Toba Hot & Cold Spot.
G-9 Markaz: Toba Hot & Cold Spot.
G-9 Markaz: Toba Hot & Cold Spot.
G-9 Markaz: Toba Hot & Cold Spot.

This corner shop has been famous in the twin cities for nearly two decades now just for selling chicken corn soup at an affordable price. This soup spot is by far the best seller throughout winters with masses lining up in queues. The soups come with all sorts of condiments including soya sauce, chili sauce and vinegar chilies. These delicious bowls are perfectly comfortable food for the people in chilly winter nights.

Each bowl is utterly well prepared. Being a soup lover, I personally feel content in terms of taste and appetite. Paying reasonably low money for loftier food is usually what is sought after the most. Their Chicken Corn Soup is simple yet nutritious, and will keep your bones warm on a chilly winter night and won’t leave you hungry. What more could you want in one pot?

Decent Fries & Soup

Decent Fries & Soup with delicious papadi and chopped scallions & green chilies.
Decent Fries & Soup with delicious papadi and chopped scallions & green chilies.

I am a regular visitor to this eatery and can honestly say that they have one of the best soups in the twin cities. Chiefly, they are famous for their delicious fries but in winters they offer one of the finest soups in the environs. What i feel is that their serving quantity is pretty decent with delectable sauces and freshly relishing dips. They provide crackers with chopped scallions & green chilies for an enhanced flavor.

For me, my family and my relatives it is always a savory roadmap for our taste buds as the worldly combination of fries and soups just alters the pursuit for a thriving taste excursion.

Hakka Bakka

G-10 Markaz: Hakka Bakka.
G-10 Markaz: Hakka Bakka.

Hakka Bakka is truly some quality fusion Chinese food delivered to you at your doorstep. The taste is amazing and very well flavored. Every sip is piping hot, yummy and totally worth the money. The quantity was graciously adequate as I ordered the small one which I believe is sufficient for two persons. They offer delightful crackers along with the deliciously cooked soup. One of their good practices is delivering well in time.

Granny’s Cuisine

Online Delivery: Granny's Cuisine.
Online Delivery: Granny's Cuisine.
Granny's Cuisine: Healthy food at your doorstep.
Granny's Cuisine: Healthy food at your doorstep.

Granny’s Cuisine is an online cuisine based in Rawalpindi/Islamabad region. Specializing in a variety of other foods, they have a delectable taste. Their soups are not only tasteful but nutritional. The way the ingredients go together gives it a unique flavor, while the use of Chinese ingredients like aromatic herbs spins it in a deliciously different way. Their classic vegetable soup is a must try to beat the cold. These are one of the healthiest bowls of liquid that nourish the taste buds all over to the entrails so well that the human body itself feels nurtured.

Granny’s Cuisines is one of the finest online cuisines available in the twin cities. For this I’ve given a whole lot diverse review on my blog. You can check it out on the links below!

Honorable mentions:

It is important to mention here the great soups that are available in other major restaurants such as Mei Kong & Chinatown and also some of the most popular roadside stalls in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Roadside vendors serve wholesome and substantial soups with an unassailable taste at reasonable prices. My top mentions for roadside soup stalls include Gol Market in F-7 Markaz and especially the ones in Commercial Market in Rawalpindi. Soup bowls here are filling and flavorful if not the best there is to offer in limited resources.

Wrap up!

Well this wraps up another article for now. Indeed it will be useful for you in your quest to find the best soup in the twin cities. What did you think of my list? What is your favorite soup spot in Islamabad/Rawalpindi? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!


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© 2019 Muhammad Ali


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