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Monday, September 12, 2011

Soups, Sandwiches and Wraps @ The Soup Spoon

Beef Goulash is my favourite. It is lightly spiced with paprika and has chunks of beef and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and celery in it. I like it for the slightly sourish and spicy flavour.

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The Tokyo Chicken Stew comes in second in my list of favourites. I love soups that have a bit of everything in them, and the Tokyo Chicken Stew has lotus root, shitake and enoki mushrooms, carrots and bamboo shoots in it. The chicken is supposedly marinated in teriyaki and simmered in a broth of sake and mirin, but I really wouldn't have guessed.

Soup Spoon's Tokyo Chicken Stew

The Velvety Mushroom Stroganoff comes in third just because stirring hot Campbells mushroom soup over the stove late at night is a pleasant childhood memory. This has generous bits of mushroom in it, and they are big enough to make chewing your soup a satisfying experience. Not one of those lousy soups which leave you wondering if you are merely downing a bowl of unhealthy starch but yes, you can taste the starch.

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The Simon and Garfunkel Chicken and Mushroom Ragout isn't bad either. It has marinated chunks of chicken cooked with six types of mushrooms, namely, portobello, oyster, abalone, enoki, shitake, and button mushroom. Flavoured with sage to ease indigestion, rosemary to reduce inflammation, thyme as an expectorant, and parsley as a power anti-oxidant.

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The Boston Clam Chowder on the other hand, is the kind of starchy soup that I hate. I won't be having it again, even though they were rather generous with the clams. I think I spied only potatoes and celery in the chowder.

Peace, Love and Muscles Chowder (soup special) was a major disappointment. The picture on the poster showed that it had a generous serving of whole New Zealand Green Shell Mussels, but the bowl of soup that was served to us probably had only ONE mussel that was chopped so finely, I could barely taste it. There is also sweet potato, russet potato, celery, spinach, fennel and bacon in the soup.

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We almost always order a set meal which comes with either a choice of a half wrap or sandwich. The boy loves his Chicken Mushroom Wrap and Roast Duck Wrap.

Chicken Mushroom Wrap
(Chicken Breast, Mushroom, Cheddar Cheese, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Caesar Salad Dressing)

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Roast Duck Wrap
(Roast Duck, Cucumber, Tomato, Romaine Lettuce)

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I would always have either the Herbed Chicken Caesar Sandwich or the Roast Beef Wasabi Sandwich. The chicken is tender, the beef is thinly sliced and the taste of wasabi is very slight.

Herbed Chicken Caesar Sandwich
(Rosemary Chicken, Onion, Cucumber, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Caesar Dressing)

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Roast Beef Wasabi Sandwich
(Roast Beef, Red Onion, Gherkins, Cheddar Cheese, Green Salad, Wasabi Mayo)

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