Awesome Chicken Soup in Harlem
Nasty cold has me craving chicken soup. Whole Foods seemed like the easiest option, so I got a container of weak, watery, flavorless chicken soup. The broth at Fairway (my usual chicken soup go-to place) is much more robust and flavorful.
But then, I remembered that Lee Lee's had a sign up for chicken soup, so I stopped there. Thick broth, sweetened by large pieces of carrots, with big chunks of chicken, and misshapen dumplings. Totally hit the spot, WAY better than Whole Foods, just great.
Provided I don't just keep returning to Lee Lee's (and I likely will), where do I hit next? UWS/Harlem preferred, ideally something like the awesome Vietnamese chicken soup at the now-closed World of Taste in the Bronx.
In case you don't know about Lee Lee's, you should: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/346165
Lee Lee's Baked Goods
283 W 118th St, New York, NY 10026
Went back for more, and they were touting their red bean and turkey soup (served up Wednesdays and Thursdays). Got more chicken soup instead, and it's a totally different batch. I now question whether there were dumplings in yesterday's; there are big misshapen lumps of potato, but no clear dumplings. And now there are lots of chunks of acorn squash. Much earthier and more savory this time. Still supremely comforting, and hitting the spot.