Clam chowder, bird’s nest, split pea, egg drop, ginger chicken, lobster bisque, tom yam, yukgae jang, cream of potato, wonton, hot and sour, garden vegetable, beef goulash, miso, borscht, ramen, chicken noodle, gumbo, French onion, gazpacho, tortilla, Scotch broth, pho, Jimmy B’s veg fund*… I have no idea what will be on the menu at new restaurant My Soup in Central Park but there is certainly no shortage of options.
(By the way, for those about to leave a long comment about whether one or more of the above items “counts” as a soup — citing liquid to solid ratios or other factors — please first focus on securing world peace and easing the global economic crisis. Really, let’s get the small stuff out of the way as a warm up to expressing moral outrage over something as crucial to the human race as soup. OK, anti-rant rant over.)
By the way, I have some idea of what My Soup will serve — the owners mentioned items popular in Hong Kong and using top-end ingredients. But I’m curious as to what international options will make the menu, given the demographics of the apartment complex, and about the snacks the owners plan to add. Look for My Soup to open — with a dozen seats up front, seating in back, delivery in Central Park — within the next month.
Also, the owners asked me about soup and wine pairings. You know what goes well with soup? More soup. Really. Just bowl after bowl after bowl of nutritious and delicious soup. (And maybe some French onion with a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau when the new shipment comes in.)
* Jimmy B’s “Veg Fund” includes a minimum of 12 vegetables and gets its tangy je ne c’est quoi from a few packets of Taco Bell “hot” sauce.