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catsmeow Jan 24, 2014 05:20 AM

I looked back over older posts and can't find many good suggestions other than Pho and the New England Soup Factory. I've been going to the NESF for years, but am bored with the soups they've had Iately.
Any new suggestions in the area within 8 miles from downtown although the closer to downtown the better. Thanks.

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    lc02139 RE: catsmeow Jan 24, 2014 05:44 AM

    Have you tried the Meat Ball Sichuan Style at sichuan Gourmet it's 2-3 big pork meat balls in a great broth, mushrooms and bamboo shoots, at least at the Billerica location or if you like it hot the boiled beef (not sure what name is on the menu), or GinGu Fish Filet (Very Spicy). Many places in Chinatown have seafood soups for 2 (peach farm, new golden gate, etc) or Gene's Chinese flatbread boston/chelmsford for their lamb stew.

    1. StriperGuy RE: catsmeow Jan 24, 2014 06:11 AM

      Shangri-La in Belmont has 4 or 5 really excellent noodle pork meat soupy things each of which is a meal. As is their Egg Drop.

      Simply Khmer's sour Cambodian soup is amazing as is Mittapheap's (though it's been ages since I've been to Mittapheap.)

      I think Opiononated chef finally found a good Pozole somewhere as well???

      Also LOVE the black eyed pea soup at Demo's in Watertown. Ask for some bread to go with it and it's a wonderful healthy meal on it's own.

      1. Alcachofa RE: catsmeow Jan 24, 2014 06:30 AM

        The noodle soup at Gene's is quite awesome.

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          catsmeow RE: Alcachofa Jan 24, 2014 07:02 AM

          Where is Genes? Ohhh....Gene's Flatbread.

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            Alcachofa RE: catsmeow Jan 29, 2014 06:46 AM

            Yes, Gene's Flatbread.

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          phatchris RE: catsmeow Jan 24, 2014 07:08 AM

          I like the beef tendon fire pot at Montien.

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            quirkydeb RE: catsmeow Jan 28, 2014 06:34 PM

            Cutty's has had a really great black bean soup special a few times in the last few weeks.

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              catsmeow RE: quirkydeb Jan 28, 2014 09:24 PM

              I like Cuddy's a lot. I'll keep an eye out for it.

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              CportJ RE: catsmeow Jan 29, 2014 05:48 AM

              I haven't been, but maybe Seoul Soulongtang?

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                ptrefler RE: catsmeow Jan 29, 2014 05:52 AM

                Dakinyama in the Chestnut Hill mall has some outstanding noodle soups.

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                  lc02139 RE: catsmeow Jan 29, 2014 07:12 AM

                  If you can do take out (soup works well for this), I love the hot and sour soup at seven stars bistro in Rosindale, you can also pick up a main course that will travel well. Haven't been in a while, but from facebook it seem the can get backed up so call in the order.


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