When a Polar Vortex hits, a salad just wont cut it. If you're mustering the courage to step outside, seek out these dishes for a quick and hearty warm-up:

Salt cod brandade at Eat the Rich

Salt cod whipped with milk and walnut oil. (Mark Gail/For The Washington Post)

Vegetarian coconut milk soup at Thai X-ing

(Stacy Zarin Goldberg/For The Washington Post)

Pho at Pho 75

(Lavanya Ramanathan/The Washington Post)

Kimchi ramen at Toki Underground

(Joseph Victor Stefanchik/For The Washington Post)

Vegetarian ramen at Sakuramen

(Lavanya Ramanathan / The Washington Post)

Pork belly miso soup at Izakaya Seki

Pork belly miso soup ( Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

Foul at Dukem

Foul, a fava bean stew, is laced with garlic and onion, spices, jalapeno and olive oil. (Matthew J. Taylor/For The Washington Post)

 Lahori choley at Ravi Kabob House

Lahori choley: spicy, tender chickpeas. (James M. Thresher/The Washington Post)

Gal bi tang at Gom Ba Woo

Slow-simmered Korean short-rib soup. (Justin Rude/For The Washington Post)

Fresh noodle soup with duck at Chinatown Express

(Alex Baldinger/The Washington Post)

Lamb chili at G Sandwich

(Alex Baldinger/The Washington Post)

Lambs & clams at Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Clams pair with grass-fed lamb in this stick-to-your-ribs stew. (Lavanya Ramanathan/The Washington Post)

Bacon gorgonzola mac n cheese ­­at Kangaroo Boxing Club

House-smoked bacon is blended into the slightly sharp gorgonzola and then scattered across the pasta for a dish that's creamy and crunchy. (Lavanya Ramanathan/The Washington Post)

Hot pot at Mala Tang

(Scott Suchman/For The Washington Post)

Red curry at Beau Thai

Red curry duck with grapes are served a the new Beau Thai restaurant in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. (Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post)

Correction: An earlier version of this post included the chicken korma at Dalchinni, which has closed.