8 best Triangle “meals in a bowl”

Steam rises off a bowl of Shoyu Ramen at Noodle Blvd in Cary on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

Steam rises off a bowl of Shoyu Ramen at Noodle Blvd in Cary on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

In search of noodle soups and meal-in-a-bowl adventures

 

 

Captain Poncho’s Tacos in Chapel Hill makes a rib-sticking rendition of posole, a spicy Mexican pork and hominy soup.

Captain Poncho’s Tacos in Chapel Hill makes a rib-sticking rendition of posole, a spicy Mexican pork and hominy soup.

Captain Poncho’s Tacos

706 Market St., Chapel Hill

919-697-2237

captainponchos.com

Rib-sticking rendition of posole, a spicy Mexican pork and hominy soup.

 

El Chapin

4600-38 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham

919-908-7975

el-chapin.com

Caldo de res, a hearty Guatemalan beef soup chockablock with fresh vegetables.

 

El Cuscatleco

Two locations: 4212 Garrett Road, Durham; 1383 SE Maynard Road, Cary

919-401-5245 (Durham); 919-650-2706 (Cary)

elcuscatleco.com

Salvadoran take on Mondongo, a popular Puerto Rican beef tripe stew with variations all over Latin America.

 

Shoyu Ramen at Noodle Blvd in Cary on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

Shoyu Ramen at Noodle Blvd in Cary on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

Noodle Boulevard

919 N. Harrison Ave., Cary

919-678-1199

noodleblvd.com

Pan-Asian variations on the noodle soup theme, from Japanese shoyu to Bangkok shrimp.

 

Pho Far East

4011-133 Capital Blvd., Raleigh

919-876-8621

nando.com/phofar

Pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup), as authentic as it gets in these parts.

 

Shanghai

3433 Hillsborough Road, Durham

919-383-7581

shanghaidurham.com

Shrimp-stuffed tofu hot pot: an earthenware dish laden with egg-battered shrimp-and-tofu bites in an umami-rich sauce.

 

Tacos y Mariscos Vallarta

3177 Capital Blvd., Raleigh

919-790-2696

nando.com/3ck

Siete mares, Mexican seafood soup that lives up to its name with a bounty of fish and shellfish in a chile-spiced sea.

 

Vit Goal Tofu

2107 Allendown Dr., Durham

919-361-9100

vitgoal.com

More than a dozen variations on Korean tofu soup, from kimchi pork to clam.

Originally published 2/21/2016