Crema de Platano
Vejigante, 57 West Dedham St., Boston, 617-247-9249, www.vejigantesrestaurant.com
At this warm little Puerto Rican restaurant in the South End, the most warming thing on the menu is also one of the best: soup. The cream of plantain is comforting yet nuanced; there is a backbone of garlic, plus a pleasant sourness and complexity. It’s just the thing to get you through the Boston winter.