IMHO you can keep your laksa and your gumbo, just pass the pho.
The Vietnamese fresh rice noodle soup is the best meal in a bowl soup there is.
Stock fragrant with ginger, garlic and star anise; fish sauce; fat fresh noodles; a few bits of rare beef or poached chicken; and a bunch of leafy greens and crunchy sprouts: a complete and balanced feast.
Easy to whip up at home. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.