Hot and spicy with the sweet & sour notes of citrus. Light, but nourishing. Complexly flavored, but easy to prepare and cook. And a welcome break between the heavy stews & soups of the fall and winter seasons.
That could describe one of so many Southeast Asian style soups generally enjoyed in the tropical heat, but feeling so much more appropriate in a winter setting when you rush in from the bitter cold, and take a sip of piping hot soup, like this Thai Noodle Soup with Tofu, Mushroom & Zucchini.