Hatch green chili stew at Agave

James Camp

Hatch green chili stew at Agave

Chao Ga at Quan Ba 9
When you're feeling so jacked from a night of naughtiness that nothing sounds good enough to eat, this congee-like soup will fix you up in no time. An intensely concentrated chicken stock lends an almost golden taste to the rice porridge it flavors. Heady cubes of chilled blood add an earthiness only boosted by the slinky mushrooms that peek through the surface. $8.31. 4285 Buford Highway. 404-636-2999.

Duk Bok Gi at Dan Moo Ji
The answer to all your brothy, burning desires: Dense cylindrical rice cakes cooked with triangles of sliced fish cake, cabbage, and the chewiest noodles ever swim and simmer in a bubbling red spicy chili paste broth. Once you start, the heat will hook you and have you simultaneously begging for mercy and for more. $7.99. 3230 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Duluth. 770-814-2310.

Kimchee and pork tofu soup at So Kong Dong
A bowl of bubbling, lava-like red broth comes to the table via a rolling cart. Break the raw egg into the center of it, and stir the quickly cooking yolk into the jumble of pork belly, silken tofu and spicy kimchee leaves. Then let the gobbling, sweating and moaning with pleasure commence. $7.95. 5280 Buford Highway, Suite C. 678-205-0555.

New Mexico hatch green chile stew at Agave
Hatch green chiles are one of the most flavorful varieties, and yet we rarely see them used. Luckily, they're the main ingredient of this stew, imparting a bite, a kick and a tingly feeling all over. They share the bowl with potatoes, beef tips, corn and onions. Dilute the stew by gulping down lots of tequila from one of the city's largest collections. Be your own mariachi band. Clank your soup spoon and sing "Bésame Mucho." $6.75. 242 Boulevard. 404-588-0006. www.agaverestaurant.com.

Tonkotsu ramen at Yakitori Jinbei
Buttery and cloudy, the pork bone-based tonkotsu broth is the undisputed star of the bowl with its intense piggy flavor rounded out with the almost milky collagen-rich broth. Tender slices of rolled pork come in a close second. When plucked from the bowl, crinkly noodles bring along al dente rectangles of stewed bamboo shoots and bright pops of green onion. Lunch: $9.90; dinner: $12.90. 2421 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna. 770-818-9215. www.yakitorirestaurant.com.

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