If you spend any time at all on this blog, you know how I feel about soup: my adoration for its powers of restoration is far-reaching. I’ve offered plenty of soup recipes for your consideration, including this quick-and-easy classic which, now that I mention it, would make a fine lunch. And when it comes to dining out, I’ve sung praises for Chinese soup noodles, French onion soup and Malaysian laksa, among others.
Today I’d like to turn the tables, and here’s what I want to know: when you head out to a Seattle-area restaurant looking for a great bowl of soup, where do you go? Which soup do you hunger for, and what is it about that particular bowlful that speaks to you of love? I’m making a list and checking it twice. You in? Spill it! But not on your lap, OK?
I feel better just looking at this big bowl of beefy goodness, eaten at the original Pho Bac, where I’ve been slurping pho for more than 20 years. [photo: Nancy Leson]