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View Poll Results: which is your favourite?
Pho 6 33.33%
Curry Laksa 5 27.78%
Ramen 3 16.67%
Beef noodle soup 3 16.67%
Soto ayam 1 5.56%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-08-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I didn't want to post this in the food forum because most people there are Americans who are ignorant of the following, but anyway, these are probably the 5 most classic noodle soup dishes in Asia. Each is very different, but all great in their own way...if you had to pick which would your favourite be?

1. Pho (Vietnam)

2. Curry Laksa (Malaysia)

3. Ramen (Japan)

4. Taiwanese Beef Noodles (Taiwan)

5. Soto Ayam (Indonesia)



My ranking would be:

1. Curry Laksa
2. Pho/Taiwanese beef noodles
3. Soto ayam
4. Ramen
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I like pho (usually chicken, or beef brisket) and then ramen (tempura, usually).
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Woodbridge, VA
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mmmm laksa
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Indonesian soto ayam is noodle soup? not "mie ayam" (chicken noodle soup) or atleast bakso?

We do use noodle with it but rice is most commonly used as compared to the other 2 i mention
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Indonesian soto ayam is noodle soup? not "mie ayam" (chicken noodle soup) or atleast bakso?

We do use noodle with it but rice is most commonly used as compared to the other 2 i mention
Yes soto ayam is chicken noodle soup, you don't like it? I love it.
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Yes soto ayam is chicken noodle soup, you don't like it? I love it.
Ahh we associate it with rice more that's what i meant, ohh i absolutely loved it my mom made its complete set every month for a change, with the thinly sliced fried potato, lemon, cabbage, fried chopped shallots, few freshly chopped corianders put in with the rest of the soup.. perfect combination, and of course we eat it with the prawn crackers.

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Old 04-09-2014, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Woodbridge, VA
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Originally Posted by Goshio22 View Post
Indonesian soto ayam is noodle soup? not "mie ayam" (chicken noodle soup) or atleast bakso?

We do use noodle with it but rice is most commonly used as compared to the other 2 i mention
there is glass noodle in the soup
but yes it's eaten with rice
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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there is glass noodle in the soup
but yes it's eaten with rice
Ahh yes occasionally some restaurant or warung do serve it that way (lol it just clicked on my head because i eat soto mostly at home, unless i want soto babat), soto can vary too depending on which province (and quiet a few varieties) and some don't really use those thin glass noodles, instead rice were mixed with the soup and it can also be both of them.

now to be on topic, here's my preference list:
1) soto ayam
2) pho
3) laksa curry

didn't really fancy ramen, and never tried the Taiwanese noodle soup..

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Old 04-09-2014, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Ahh we associate it with rice more that's what i meant, ohh i absolutely loved it my mom made its complete set every month for a change, with the thinly sliced fried potato, lemon, cabbage, fried chopped shallots, few freshly chopped corianders put in with the rest of the soup.. perfect combination, and of course we eat it with the prawn crackers.
Yes it's made of thin rice noodles - vermicelli. Hmmm, getting hungry!
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: SGV, CA
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No idea what soto ayam is or even heard of it, but ranking the rest:

1. Laksa - Only had this twice, during my trip last year to Singapore, but my God it was one of the most delicious meals I had eaten in my life

2. Ramen - Tonkotsu ramen in particular, can't get enough of it.

3. Beef noodle soup - Tough to find a really good place that knows what it's doing, but a quality beef noodle soup is to die for.

4. Pho - Nothing better to warm you up on a cold winter night.
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