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Best ever chicken (noodle) soup?

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pork_buns Mar 5, 2008 12:48 PM

I've recently decided that the Pho Ga (chicken noodle soup) at Nha Trang Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown is my favorite chicken soup in all NY. I know it's not the trad version, but its flippin awesome and has the same comforting, soul-warming effect of Second Ave Deli's.

Any other suggestions?

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    dimples Mar 7, 2008 01:08 PM

    Has anyone tried the Chicken soup at the new 2nd AVe deli? It used to be wonderful in it's old location.

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      windycity Mar 9, 2008 07:22 PM

      It is quite clear, but I feel weaker and more flavorless than Sarge's. Never been to the old 2nd Ave Deli so I can't compare the before and after.

    2. erica Mar 6, 2008 02:52 PM

      I will tell you that the WORST "fresh" chicken broth I ever bought was the flavorless, overpriced stuff from Eli's on the East Side.

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        drumwine Mar 6, 2008 06:55 PM

        second Hotel Edison....also try the matzah ball soup

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        JMJD Mar 5, 2008 05:14 PM

        I like the chicken noodle they sell at Fairway -- it has a good strong broth, lots of carrot, egg noodles and large-ish pieces of chicken. It's not the weak broth and tasteless noodles that you get other places.

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          samiam123 Mar 5, 2008 05:27 PM

          The chicken soup they sell at Murray's Sturgeon is delicious.

        2. erica Mar 5, 2008 01:07 PM

          The chicken noodle at New Chiu Chow on Mott Street is wonderful!!! You can have wontons added if you prefer, either in place of or in addition to, the noodles.

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            Will4Food Mar 5, 2008 02:09 PM

            Try the chicken soup at the counter in the restaurant in the Hotel Edison.

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            pork_buns Mar 5, 2008 12:49 PM

            PS. The chicken noodle soup that Fresh direct delivers is BAD. Wholefoods is pretty darn good though.

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              dimples Mar 6, 2008 04:54 PM

              I agree--the chicken soup at Whole Foods is very tasty. But one caveat. It is not chicken noodle soup because it doesn't have noodles. That is a good thing because the noodles would get mushy.

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