Ah, the indicators of fall: crimson- and saffron-colored leaves, darkness arriving earlier, and that nip within the air crisp sufficient to pressure an early retreat house. For me, all these indicators level to soup season.
This month’s checklist options the very best soups I ate this month, all of which can be found at locations that make takeout straightforward—as a result of generally, there’s nothing higher than a comfy sofa soup dinner, and never having to scrub up dishes.
What: broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl
The place: Süp, 669 S. Virginia St., Reno
Contact: 775-324-4787; www.sup.restaurant
In my thoughts, fall doesn’t formally begin till I’ve had my first soup in a bread bowl from Süp. There’s an inventory of causes this Midtown eatery has been in enterprise since 2007—together with consistency, customer support and, in fact, scrumptious meals.
It took me years to lastly department out from broccoli cheddar, Whereas all of Süp’s soups are scrumptious, it stays my favourite, particularly when it’s served in a sourdough bread bowl. In the course of the chilly months, the bread bowls can sometimes run out, so in case your coronary heart’s set on one, name to ensure they’re out there earlier than popping by.
What: miso ramen
The place: Haru, 5210 Longley Lane, No. 500, Reno
Contact: 775-507-7355; order.toasttab.com/on-line/haru-5210-longley-ln-suite-500
What makes a bowl of ramen actually good? For me, it’s a scrumptious broth, the proper of noodles cooked to perfection, and a superb ratio of toppings that add to the bowl with out overwhelming it. Haru hits the nail on the top with their miso ramen, a chicken-based broth with miso tare. (Assume: savory, salty and many umami goodness.)
The toppings are much like these you’d discover at any good ramen joint: thinly sliced pork stomach, fish truffles, soft-boiled egg, inexperienced onion, bean sprouts, enoki mushrooms, corn and nori. Along with ramen, Haru presents different gadgets, together with an excellent collection of barbecue skewers—and I’d advocate including an order of pork gyoza ($7.50) to no matter you get. They’re unbelievable.
What: tortilla soup
The place: Bistro Habanero, 1196 S. Rock Blvd., Reno
Contact: 775-857-3550; bistrohabaneroreno.com
Once I noticed Bistro Habanero had tortilla soup on the menu, I used to be anticipating it to be thick and pink, just like the tortilla soups I’ve had (and made) prior to now. What got here to the desk regarded extra like hen noodle soup, with tortilla strips as an alternative of noodles in a golden broth.
The broth is the actual star of this dish: It’s savory, salty and wealthy in taste, with glistening fats droplets on the floor. The hen and greens are melt-in-your-mouth tender. This dish is a superb instance of how one thing easy may be unbelievable when it’s nicely executed, and pairing it with a cheese pupusa ($3.75) to dip within the broth took it over the sting. I used to be so delighted by this mixture that I needed to inform everybody within the restaurant to order it, however as an alternative, I’m telling you right here. Please, do your self a favor—and take a look at it.