As the chill of autumn sets in, we turn to soup. The presence of noodles or dumplings ramps up the comfort factor.
For bowls brimming with broth and noodles, we turn to Asia, where such main-dish soups are a long-standing tradition.
Here are three Asian eateries where noodle soups satisfy your appetite and warm your spirit.
TANG ASIAN FUSION, 903-A Montauk Hwy., Copiague, 631-608-9196
At this Chinese-Japanese-Thai eatery, entree noodle soups are a main attraction. One features roast pork, shrimp dumplings and al dente Chinese egg noodles; another, with shrimp and toothsome, fat udon noodles, makes for happy slurping.
735 Hawkins Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma, 631-981-0303
This very good little Thai restaurant serves a hearty and comforting main-course noodle soup called radna. Think of it as the soup version of the noodle dish pad si eew, flat noodles with Chinese broccoli and egg in brown gravy.
SURASANG, 336 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 516-496-8989
This spare and simple-looking little strip mall spot offers manduguk, a homey beef soup loaded with plump, ground-meat-stuffed dumplings.