Ah, the good 'ol Soup Nazi has gone soft. As I walked through the Eaton Centre, I was thinking about how I should have to pass over my money and shuffle to the left. I approached the storefront... really just a mid aisle kiosk, and too a look at the selection. Lobster Bisque, 5 bean, Seafood Bisque... SOLD. I don't even know what else was available, I just got too excited about the Seafood Bisque.
3 smiling faces looked on as I prepared to order. No attitude, no mean stares... just smiles, please and thank-yous. Maybe this is the Canadiana version of a Soup Nazi. Maybe more of a Soup Nanny.
With the Bisque, I ordered a small Pepsi. I received my soup (a bowl @ $8.49), along with a 'complimentary' apple, 5" piece of Ace Baguette, and a piece of milk 'chocolate' (at 1"x1"x3/16".. it was more of a tease than anything else). I noticed that I didn't receive a spoon and reached over and grabbed one as the Soup Nannies where busy. No yelling, snapping or taking my soup away. Just another smile.
So I quickly took a seat in the empty food court (11:30am - early lunch). I was eagerly anticipating the first spoonful of the Bisque. I opened it up.... nice and hot. First mouthful was completely full with seafood and a beautifully thick bisque. Every spoonful right to the end was the exact same. Full with crab meat, crab chunks, lobster meat and chunks, medium sized shrimp (about 4 or 5 of them), squid, mussels and possibly a scallop. Very tender seafood cooked to perfection. I expected rubber.... was I ever wrong. Great flavour as well.
One thing that is puzzling is the prep of the soup. Where do they make the soup? There is no prep area there. They taste like they are made from scratch (and should be at that price).
Overall, the cost came to $11.48 after tax. Not bad if you consider the cost of soup in a restaurant. One of the best soups I've ever eaten. They will see me again!