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My Favorite (Western) Soups

  • Jan 25, 2010
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I don't drink them for therapy or weight loss. I drink them coz they taste great! But for those interested in its health benefits, I just chanced upon this article today. Apparently Soup Therapy entails detoxification, losing weight & boosting immunity! Check it out! 
Lobster Bisque
It's creamy and it's one of a kind. It's mostly for fine dining, may be that's why I enjoyed it so much ;-)
I recently discovered a steakhouse in Shenzhen (China) which serves excellent Goulash. My aunt used to cook them at home too although it's not as good as what I've had in this restaurant. It's a good thing that it's very economical too. Just $1.50 for a huge helping.
Polish origin. A kind of beef-tripe soup which taste Chinese if you ask me. If you've ever tried Dim Sum beef-tripe in Hong Kong or Toronto, you'll know what it tastes like. Very similar to that. Anyway, I enjoyed it so much I ordered 2 helpings at one of the restaurant in Krakow!
The best Clam Chowder I've had was in Boston. It was so good that it had enticed me to go beyond and checked out other soups whenever I toured around Europe. However, the best clam chowder I've ever tried is still that from Legal Seafood Restaurant in Boston (Long Wharf, 255 State Street).
See the full review, "Creamy and yummy".
Oxtail Soup
It is made with beef tails, be it the Western or Chinese style. Other than that, there's the Indonesian style Sop Buntut as well. I've tried them all and I love them all. It can be filling, so order not merely as a soup but kinda like an entire dish on its own.
Made of beet and meat served with sour cream. Yummy!
Barszcz (Borscht)
Similar to Borcsh but commonly served cold. Barszcz is Polish Beet Root Soup. It is less concentrated compared to Borcsh.
Mostly canned but sometimes you find a great one in restaurants. I remembered having an extraordinary one in Chile. Some buffets in hotels may also serve this soup or French Onion Soup.

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January 26, 2010
Nice list, Sherrie. I'm also very fond of ratatouille and cassoulet. Have you ever tried them?
January 26, 2010
No. I'm not very fond of beans. Ratatouille looks like Indonesian Acar :-)
January 26, 2010
where the jambalaya soup at?! # 1 and 5 are faves! food...food....FOODDDD!!!
January 25, 2010
Mmmmm at this drool-worthy list :)  I drink soup for therapy, but sometimes I drink it for the health benefits, too.  I don't know about these particular soups for weight loss, though, considering how creamy they are... they just might do the opposite for me, but as long as they're tasty... ;P  Thanks for sharing, Sharrie!
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