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May 16, 2004 11:04 AM

Mish Mosh Soup

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I live in the Chicago area. When I visit various Jewish deli's I will often have the Mish Mosh Soup, which is chicken soup with rice, noodles, a Matzo Ball, a kreplach and sometimes kasha.

I was corresponding with a new Chicago Chowhound who move here from New Jersey, he commented"

"I have never heard of mish-mosh soup before I moved to Chicago (only the term mish-mosh). But I know it's on the menu at The Bagel on Broadway, and apparently also on the menu at Once Upon A Bagel. I wonder if this could be a Chicago-Jewish food concoction."

Is this a Chicago-centric offering?


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  1. I have only seen mish-mosh soup offered at one NYC deli, but it's a place that's been open for only a few years, and I never saw it before that, so it may well be from Chicago (or somewhere else non-New-Yawkish)

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    1. re: uncle moishy

      I'm Jewish & have lived in NYC for all of a rather long life and eaten in Jewish delis since forever, and I never heard of Mish Mosh soup until I just found this posting.

    2. Kenny & Ziggy's, a non-kosher Jewish deli near the Galleria in Houston, also sells a mish-mosh soup.

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        1. You can also get it at Canter's Deli in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles....on Fairfax between Beverly and Melrose. Ask to be seated in Jeannie's station.

          1. Hi
            Suburban house on reiserstown rd, Pikesville, Baltimore, MD - it has the BEST mish mosh soup. Their menu has some seriously jewish food, my father in law loves their liver pate. I looked on their menu online and didnt see the mish mosh soup listed but have eaten it there lots. The chicken noodle soup is not the mish mosh.

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            1. re: amandanz

              Not Jewish, but will go out of my way for the mish-mosh soup at the Bagel Restaurant at Old Orchard (Skokie, IL). The portion is massive, so definitely plan to share.

              1. re: MikeB3542

                I've never heard of mishmosh soup. I make a mishmosh soup or stew of left overs. That's the only mish mosh I know. ;~D

                1. re: spydbear

                  a derivative of the word mishpocha?

                  1. re: hill food

                    Not even close. No Hebrew connection at all. It's from German "misch", to mix. A "mish-mash" means a hodgepodge, a jumble, a random mixture, a cholent. The German equivalent is "Wirrwarr".

                    1. re: zsero

                      Hebrew? I thought it was Yiddish!