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matzo ball soup in Triangle?

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  1. I am not aware of any place that serves this. There had been a Jewish style restaurant in Raleigh which did but they closed this summer...

    1. Tracy's Deli on Elliott Road in Chapel Hill serves matzo ball soup. A cup is $2.99 and a bowl is $3.99. It is what I order every time I go there for lunch.

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      1. re: Panski

        Never knew about this!

        http://tracysnewyorkdeli.com/index.html

        1. re: meatn3

          Husband went once. He said it was "okay" without much enthusiasm. He did like the fries though (but heck, he likes ALL fries).

      2. The Borough in Raleigh has a fantastic matzo soup. Good stuff!

        1. If you want to have light fluffy matzoh balls rather than lead weights, I suggest making your own. The secret is to gently mix in the matzoh meal and put the mix it the refrigerator overnight. I have had the best success with Manischewitz matzoh meal and the recipe on the box.

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          1. re: boaviagem

            Manischewitz matzoh balls do work surprisingly well. Maybe not so surprisingly... There's not that much in a matzoh ball to mess up. The "other" secret not mentioned above is to keep a tight lid on the pot while boiling them. The trapped steam makes them expand and get fluffy with little air pockets. If you crack the lid to take a peek at how they are doing, they will collapse and get dense. Just set a timer and trust science.

            1. re: klmonline

              That's a great tip that I would not have thought of because I have never tried removing the lid.

              Another thing I thought of is if you have leftover soup and leftover matzoh balls, keep the leftover matzoh balls in some of the matzoh ball cooking liquid (separate from the soup) because if you keep the leftover matzoh balls in the leftover soup the matzoh balls will soak up all of the liquid from the soup.