Best Of 2012: IndyPick • Asian Soup that Doubles as a Full Meal
For years, one of downtown's best-kept secrets has been China Town's Wor Wonton Soup ($6.25). The goodies in your big bowl include pea pods, shrimp, chicken, pork, bok choy and celery — plus thick noodles hiding at the bottom, and of course, the wontons. More than the fortune cookie, I judge the rest of the day based on the number of wontons I get. An average day is four. It is quite extraordinary to have a six-wonton-day. (Go buy a lottery ticket.) On two occasions it's looked like a zero day, but a word with the server brought a soup cup filled with fresh, steaming mouthfuls of goodness. I like to spice mine up with some hot chili oil, no charge. And you get to use chopsticks and a spoon! Together at last. — Kathy Conarro
Located across the street from our offices, China Town is the staff go-to for a cold-busting wor wonton soup, as well as quick, generously portioned meals on the cheap and on the fly.