THAI SHRIMP COCONUT & LEMONGRASS SOUP

Expert's Pick

MX MARKET AT THE MINING EXCHANGE

This newly opened downtown deli is hitting all the right notes, especially with the soup lineup. I'm particularly enamored with the excellent version of this popular Asian soup. I really like the fact that it's served hot — steaming hot, as a soup should be when it hits the table. Once it cools enough to sip, your taste buds are in for a party of flavors. It's a brothy mixture with a fragrant lemongrass finish and mild spice from Thai chilies — and the coconut milk is not the thick, creamy stuff that often coats your mouth. The soup is jammed with good-sized shrimp and plenty of thinly sliced mushrooms. It's the perfect heater for a chilly, snowy Colorado day.
— Teresa Farney