i love soup and all things soupy.
a good soup takes the essence of meat and vegetables. refines it. and creates something ethereal and essential. throw some noodles, rice or potatoes in it and everything is imbued with soupy, meaty goodness.
i'm more partial to brothy soup than creamy soups.
recently, i went to shanghainese restaurant in san gabriel for soup dumplings which were really blah. but i discovered something wonderful in the process, green city chinese restaurant's house special duck soup.
a whole duck, or so they say, slow cooked in a clay pot with chunks of ginger. the broth is something out of this world. intense, dark and favorful. in the broth were large pieces of bamboo shoots, red dates, tofu ribbons and savory pieces of duck meat. mmmmmmm
what's your favorite soup or soup experience?