Mish Mosh Soup
- Cathy2 May 16, 2004 11:04 AM
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?
Kenny & Ziggy's, a non-kosher Jewish deli near the Galleria in Houston, also sells a mish-mosh soup.
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.
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.
sounds like some Jewish depression era throwback.
basically every cheap starch you can find in a chicken broth,
similar to how chollent must of become part of the Jewish diet culture.
many yrs ago there was a non kosher version at a philadelphia area deli type place
the owners daughter claimed she made it up
sounds delish where ever it came from
note i have limited use of my left hand due 2 a broken ring finger there4 i now type in text
I first saw it after moving to LA from Texas back in '98. Either late that year or the next year, I first had it at Izzy's Deli on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica. That's also the first time I had knowingly had Kreplach*.
*My mom was/is a shiksa, so I only had Matzah Ball soup on Passover and my grandmother, who came over from the old country when she was 8, died when I was 2 1/2, so I didn't learn much of the words or food.
I toted around two books in my backpack my first 3 or 4 years in LA to help me in case I ever got in a jam and/or needed to schmooze a little.
Book #1) English/Spanish... Españold/Inglés Dictionary
Book #2) Leo Rosten's "The Joys of Yiddish"
Book #2 helped teach me about LA, the lingo, and the food, but it was a one way dictionary. You couldn't look up "The Yiddish word for...". You had to start with the Yiddish word and then find its English meaning.
But Mish-Mosh Soup definitely exists in LA and I believe that it was in Leo's book. It's not just a Chicago thing, it's a shtetl thing, whether that shtetl was in Eastern Europe or America.