Pani puri and tamarind water

Restaurant: The Chilli Pickle, Brighton.

Not quite soup, but gorgeous tamarind pepper water to have with these amazing pani puri from The Chilli Pickle.


The crispy shells are filled with chick pea salad and tasty pea shoots and they come with the tamarind pepper water, herb chutney and chilli sauce.


The pepper water is like a very, very light broth, and it tastes amazing if you pour a little into the pani puri. The whole thing pops with flavour in your mouth. Yum. I can’t really review this one, as technically it’s probably not a soup, but well worth letting you know about  đŸ™‚

Words and pictures @ladylavish

New York Deli soup off


While we were in New York, we did a fun deli soup off, featuring soups from The Park Cafe in Manhattan. We were ordering a main course, but both fancied a cup of soup to start. I love the way you can get a small cup of soup to start or accompany a meal in The States, rather than having to order a whole big bowl.

Soup 1:  Chicken rice soup


This soup was a revelation. A warming mug of goodness, packed with ingredients and glowing yellow in colour. The broth was rich, almost creamy, with a massive depth of flavour. There were chunks of celery, carrot and big pieces of roast chicken, along with rice. Only one word for this – amazing!


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Words and pictures @ladylavish

Soup 2:  Beef Barley soup


This is a rich and hearty soup. Tasty, piping hot and just the right size for a starter. There’s a hint of tomato, along with big chunks of carrot and celery, plus barley and of course, beef. This is a really good soup, and would be the sort of flavour and goodness to make you feel better if you were ill. Thoroughly recommended.


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Words and pictures @madgie