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Mar 30, 2012 02:56 PM

Best winter melon soup in the SGV?

Winter melon soup was one of my favorite dishes when I used to frequent Phoenix Garden in NYC (not the Midtown/Murray Hill reincarnation, but the original Elizabeth St location). I haven't come across many places serving it in the SGV; I gather it's principally a Cantonese dish, so that's not too surprising. That said, who has the "best" winter melon soup in the SGV (or environs)?

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  1. Are you talking about straight winter melon soup or the winter melon soup that is actually served in half of a winter melon? If you are talking about the latter, it's usually either a daily special or specially-ordered. I've had that version at dinner in a number of Cantonese restaurants: Empress Harbor, Capital Seafood, NBC Seafood, etc. I didn't find much of a difference between them. They were all really good.

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    1. re: raytamsgv

      I'm interested in the best examples, regardless of presentation.

    2. Sea Harbour, with sea turtles. Yum.

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