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Matzoh Ball Strikeout - Roll and Rye Culver City


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Matzoh Ball Strikeout - Roll and Rye Culver City

Dommy | Apr 20, 2007 12:02 PM

Today as I watch the rain fall in office window, I realize that it's the perfect Matzoh Ball soup day. I can't imagine anything more comfy and warming than a huge fluffy Matzoh Ball resting in a chicken stock, Jewish Penicillin as it is often called, it almost clings to the ball, the bowl, your spoon.

Recently we had a post searching for the best Matzoh Ball Soup...

Within some folks mentioned Roll and Rye, an old skool Jewish Diner we walk by constantly. It's never full, but it does have customers, full of regulars it seems who just go for the basics, sandwich and a cup of soup. I had tried them before, a rare roast beef sandwich. Horribly plain and even worse, horribly over priced! I never had intension of trying them again... until this darn post because I LOVE Matzoh ball soup...

And so, I forsook my usual SGV/Eastside adventures and ordered in one gloomy night recently in hopes of having a MBS source just a mere jaunt away... Of course I also ordered some other items...

I am a HUGE latke fan, so I just had to order their Potato Pancakes to start. Sadly, it was a mistake, they were HUGE, but just not very tasty and bit tough! They were made better by adding COPIOUS amount of sour cream, which of course made them 10x more heavy than they already were!

Since ranting once to a co-worker about the roast beef, he told me to try their Ruben. And so I ordered that too (Woman can not live on soup alone!). It came with a sad side of coleslaw, a nice big pickle and a HUGE sammich!

Now THIS, I would order again. By no way was this as good as Langer’s rye, but the rye was still excellent. Everything worked well. And there was TONS of really nice meat.

And finally the Matzoh Ball Soup!

Pretty innit? Well, that’s all it’s pretty much good for, a nice picture! The broth was so thin and tasteless that I had to add SALT to it (And that THUMP you just heard is all the Jewish mothers who have fainted after reading this post!). The Matzoh ball was nice, but the soup… BLEH!!! I’ve had better from a can.

And so once again, Roll and Rye sadly struck out. Will be doing as I always do now, save up those carcasses, buying a few chicken feet and and box of Matzoh ball mix and making my own at home from now on…


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