The Difference Between Noodle Soups

23 May, 2019

Ordering a noodle soup can be a tedious task. If you have no idea what you feel like, or what you’re ordering, you can either be in noodle soup heaven or cry into your miserable soup wishing you ordered pho instead of laksa. What’s the difference? We’re here to help with our yummy knowledge on all things noodle soup.


In all of its delicious glory, pho is at the top of the deliciousness scale. With a combination of broth that’s usually been simmering for days, thin or thick rice noodles, bean sprouts and chilli, this soup can be consumed if you’re gluten free. It’s such a simple recipe that has been mastered over many years in Vietnam and we seriously can’t get enough of it. Saigon Rolls have a winter special of $8.90 for a chicken or beef pho. Just the broth alone makes us salivate. Excuse us while we go grab one.


This winter warmers noodle base is predominately egg and is perfect for a chilly day indoors with Netflix on repeat and a blanket on your lap. A little heavier than your Vietnamese pho, laksa stems from Malaysia and is delightfully delectable with chicken, tofu and veggies. When its smooth coconut flavour hits your mouth, you’ll know that you’ve made the right choice on a cold winters day. Having the option between beef, chicken, seafood and veggie, you can pick up a winter warming laksa from Master Yang.


This Japanese style noodle soup will warm your heart and penetrate your tastebuds. Usually with chunky wheat noodles, it will fill your stomach and soothe your soul. Another winter warmer, udon is tasty and even easy to make at home with left over veggies and meat. You can add a side of mini udon to any dish at Makoto Bento. Or, if you’re feeling a little bit peckish, you can order it on its own.


Another Japanese style noodle soup, ramen actually has Chinese-style thin wheat noodles served in a meat or fish broth. Ramen comes with a little added health benefit with a perfectly boiled egg on top. With so many different varieties of ramen, this little gem will satisfy and delight your little tastebuds. Known for their signature ramen, you can find 5 amazing ramen noddle soups at Ippudo.

Who are we kidding, all of these noodle soups are tasty and provide comfort in the dead of winter. We can’t just pick one, they are all our favourites. Which one is your favourite?