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Sep 19, 2006 05:07 PM

Where to find a cold fighting soup between Century City & Hollywood

I have a bad cold and will be leaving work in CC and heading home to the Hollywood area in a few hours. Where can I stop to pick up a tasty soup that can help bust this up. The back up will either be Bristol Farms or Victor's Deli Chicken Noodle but looking for something different.

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  1. I've always favored hot-sour soup for this job.

    While there's not much cutting-edge super-authentic esoteric Chinese on the route you describe, there's the Chinese place on Venice at Culver (? South side of street) that's been there for a couple of decades, (I think) and Hunan Taste, at Fairfax/Olympic/SanVicente. Both did perfectly fine hot-sour last time I ate at either place, (which was admittedly more than five years ago. . . )

    1. i like the sweet and sour cabbage soup at juniors. it's got a little kick to it sometimes that clears sinuses well, and lots of flanken.

      i like (don't flame me for this) the soup at california chicken cafe.

      i like sambar almost wherever i can get it. not really your area, but india sweets and spices has good stuff.

      1. At the risk of repeating myself (having recommended the chopped liver yesterday), isn't this exactly what Greenblatt's soup is famous for? I live in the canyon just behind Victors, which I love for lots of other things, but I still drive all the way to WH for Greenblatt's when the wife is sick. It's the only way to go.

        1. well, in hollywood i would hit sanamluang or rodded for duck soup. maybe pho in hollywood too? or jerry's famous deli (hate it there) or canter's for matzo ball soup. i always get the one overflowing with chicken and carrots and stuff. and although these places are what they are the soup never does me wrong. tofu soup super spicy in koreatown would be great for sinuses as well.

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          1. re: jessiebelle

            I second the matzo ball soup from canter's. that and a cold buster smoothie from Jamba. that combo never does me wrong.

          2. chicken noodle or matzo ball soup from Label Table.
            226 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
            (310) 276-0388