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Matzo ball soup (aka: I'm homesick)

asiege2 Mar 27, 2009 08:33 PM

I've been reading about Barry's, NE Soup Factory, Zaftig's and the like, but I need to know: where can I find the best matzo ball soup?

The denser the matzo balls the better. Really. I can't stand the fluffy ones. I prefer to have to cut them with my spoon with such force that I risk tipping the bowl. The broth should be hearty, hopefully made with chunky vegetables.

I live near Newton Centre, but I've got a car. Please help.

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  1. Prav RE: asiege2 Mar 27, 2009 09:43 PM

    NE Soup Factory's matzo balls are pretty darn dense. They are huuuuuge - softball size. Oversized, almost... a bit too big for my liking. Rich, schmaltzy chicken broth, chunky vegetables. There's a NE Soup Factory on Needham St. in Newton Upper Falls.

    It should fit the bill. :)

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    1. re: Prav
      peregrine RE: Prav Mar 28, 2009 10:24 AM

      Johnny's is pretty good, with the matzo balls medium-dense. If you are truly of the cannonball persuasion, you might need to go elsewhere.

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        gramercyfoodie RE: Prav Mar 29, 2009 01:55 PM

        I second/third the rec for NE Soup. We are tough critics and find them to be flawless. The broth (chicken noodle soup) is equally amazing.

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        catsmeow RE: asiege2 Mar 28, 2009 07:24 PM

        Barry's. No contest....and it's right in Newton. Let me know what you think.

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          lizbomze RE: asiege2 Mar 29, 2009 06:04 AM

          NE Soup Factory--hands-down. I work right near there and eat one almost weekly. Completely addicted.

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