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Best winter melon soup in the SGV?

Peripatetic Mar 30, 2012 02:56 PM

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. raytamsgv RE: Peripatetic Mar 30, 2012 04:31 PM

    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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      Peripatetic RE: raytamsgv Mar 30, 2012 04:51 PM

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

    2. ipsedixit RE: Peripatetic Mar 30, 2012 04:56 PM

      Sea Harbour, with sea turtles. Yum.

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        J.L. RE: ipsedixit Mar 30, 2012 05:15 PM


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