Oh yeah … the Burmese restaurant was Nan Yang, which is now in Rockridge. I can’t testify that they still make curry chicken noodle soup, but from what I saw on the Web, it looks like the same place, formerly in Oakland.
Also, good Vietnamese pho … again, some place in Oakland in the late ’80s made it great.
Ah, Oakland — the mecca of foodies on a budget (at least in the ’80s when I lived there).
My father’s French onion soup.
The artichoke soup at Duartes in Pescadero.
The curry chicken noodle soup at a Burmese restaurant in Oakland, Calif. (forgot the name; it may be defunct)
The laksa soup at the Singapore aiport.
And, not as good as the previous two, but close: the Malaysian curry noodle soup (with tofu) at Green Papaya in River Edge, N.J.
My very own french onion soup that takes all day to make- my family insist I make this at least tree times a year! It is heavenly… I have to go to a specialty liquor store to get the 52.00 bottle of port that goes in it!!
Great topic. The best soup in the world, for me, is Cullen Skink, a Scottish delicacy. Baxters do a canned version, but it’s easy to make at home. All you need is haddock, onions, potatoes, cream/milk, a good stock and seasoning to include a bay leaf. Wonderful comfort food!
in North Dakota at my Grandparents Knoephla Soup at the local diner(see forum Knoephla soup, through a google search lead me to this wonderful site)
otherwise my mom’s vegetable soup
My dad’s home canned Garden blend soup — made from veggies from his garden. Which could be thickened to be put over rice or thinned to make into a soup w/ hamburger or left over beef pot roast. But sadly there is no more Garden Blend since he passed away a few yrs ago. The whole family was sad when we opened the last can of his Garden Blend after he died.
I also have had a wonderful cream of mushroom soup made with sherry at the Holy Hill cafe in Hubertus, Wi.Buffetbuster can vouch for their pies, anyway![:)]
My split pea & ham (made with ham that I smoke for Thanksgiving).
I used to get the ginger carrot soup @ the General Glover near Slaem, MA…but I am pretty sure that it is closed by now.
I just got turned on to the wild rice soup at a local eatery here in Minot, ND.
A cream base, wild rice, teeny bit of celery, onion, carrot, and smoked duck. Finished, it’s fairly thick, like a chowder. And the wild rice and duck fit eachother like a hand and glove. Very much a heavenly bowl of comfort food.
1)Stone Crab Bisque – Joes Seafood, Prime Steaks & Stone Crab – Chicago
2) Gumbo – Cajun Connection – Utica, IL.
3) She Crab Soup – Charlies Crab – Hilton Head Island, SC.
honorable mention: my own clam chowder, cream of broccoli, gumbo, french onion, navy bean
The Italian Wedding soup my mom when we were kids in the 50’s, made with a fresh from the butcher chicken!!
My vote is for the goulash soup from Zum Stamtish in Queens, NY!
So easy! Egg Drop Won Ton Mixed Soup with homemade table noodles and duck sauce ..Any really good Cantonese restaurant in Brooklyn, NY
no contest….the She-Crab soup at the The Sea Captains House
in Myrtle Beach.
The soup is so good, the recipe has been published in Southern
Living TWICE!!! perhaps the only recipe with that distinction.
What’s the restaurant in Palmdale? I’ll be there August 7-10 and definitely looking to roadfood it up in the desert (Lancaster included).
My Lobster Mushroom Bisque
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