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ISO matzoh ball soup, from scratch puhleez!

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ISO matzoh ball soup, from scratch puhleez!

emerilcantcook | Feb 5, 2008 07:35 PM

We stopped by The Main tonight to have a quick late night supper after a long day. I had a crazy lunch-less day so I gotta eat something fast and we stepped in since it is an institution. I heard that they have matzoh/matzah/matzo ball soup, which I find very comforting so I immediately ordered. I hate to say it this bluntly, especially about a long standing instituition, but it was horrible (so as my partners hamburger, but that is another story he should have ordered the smoked meat). We both have teflon stomachs, and we can eat anything as long as it is not rotten and infested with bugs, but we felt very close to leaving our food in our plate. Alas, there was nothing in the fridge at home, we were too tired and hungry to find another place to eat and perhaps felt too holy to waste non-rotten food; so we nibbled. At the end, we decided that this was one of the worst meals (at a branded institution) we have had in our adult lives (not counting school cafeteria foods). The broth tasted like 100% buillon cube and had the greenish tint that you will see in the cube broth. There was no trace of carrots, onions or celery in the soup; just the broth and two large balls. I have to be fair, the matzo balls were OK. Yes, they were dense, sinker types and I would prefer the floaters that are more fluffy, but they were properly made albeit being very un-special. However, I was shocked by the fact that a deli that is trying to put out a Jewish style menu will serve 100% fake broth. Now before trekking to Snowdon deli during these cold and busy times, I must ask: Is there a place in this town that makes it worth ordering matzoh ball soup, or should I get a chicken, some celery carrots and onions, and a box of Manischewitz and start making my own and stop being such a drama queen?

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