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Mon Mar 26, 2012, 05:07 PM

Here and now. Once and for all. The best soup and sammie combo?

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Reply Here and now. Once and for all. The best soup and sammie combo? (Original post)
ohiosmith Mar 2012 OP
geardaddy Mar 2012 #1
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #2
geardaddy Mar 2012 #3
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #5
MiddleFingerMom Mar 2012 #9
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #12
MiddleFingerMom Mar 2012 #19
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #21
Chan790 Mar 2012 #23
MiddleFingerMom Mar 2012 #24
Chan790 Mar 2012 #26
geardaddy Mar 2012 #49
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #50
geardaddy Mar 2012 #51
sarge43 Mar 2012 #4
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #6
sarge43 Mar 2012 #7
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #8
sarge43 Mar 2012 #10
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #13
sarge43 Mar 2012 #16
Moondog Mar 2012 #18
hifiguy Mar 2012 #55
trof Mar 2012 #11
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #14
AnneD Mar 2012 #53
trof Mar 2012 #62
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2012 #15
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #17
Lil Missy Mar 2012 #45
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2012 #48
Bertha Venation Mar 2012 #59
MiddleFingerMom Mar 2012 #20
sarge43 Mar 2012 #22
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #28
RebelOne Mar 2012 #25
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #29
applegrove Mar 2012 #27
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #30
Brickbat Mar 2012 #31
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #34
Arkansas Granny Mar 2012 #32
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #52
unionworks Mar 2012 #33
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #60
riderinthestorm Mar 2012 #35
ohiosmith Mar 2012 #61
nadine_mn Mar 2012 #36
Electric Monk Mar 2012 #37
progressoid Mar 2012 #38
Justice wanted Mar 2012 #39
Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2012 #40
snagglepuss Mar 2012 #41
Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2012 #42
dimbear Mar 2012 #43
shanti Mar 2012 #44
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #46
HappyMe Mar 2012 #47
geardaddy Mar 2012 #54
hifiguy Mar 2012 #56
geardaddy Mar 2012 #57
Bertha Venation Mar 2012 #58

Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 05:26 PM

1. Echhh tomato soup.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 05:28 PM

2. HEY!

No editorializing unless you post your choice.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 05:33 PM

3. lol ok.

turkey sandwich with all the fixins and split pea with ham soup.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 05:39 PM

5. Looks tasty! Favorite split soup:

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:00 PM

9. It's the ONE Campbell's soup that I like -- but due to sodium, a rare RARE guilty pleasure.

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:35 PM

12. Welcome to the club. Low sodium = low taste.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:05 PM

19. I actually don't agree with that.

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There are SOME notable exceptions -- I tried a low-sodium ketchup once (I threw it out after
one "glorp"). But I use a pretty good NO-sodium chicken broth powder and stuff I cook from
scratch is about as no-sodium as you can get).
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Swiss cheese is pretty low-sodium. I get fantastic low-sodium veggies and tomato pastes and
sauces and such.
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Still, it's HARD to find REAL no-to-low-sodium products, good-tasting or not.
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If I had the capital (and entrepreneurial savvy), I would open up a No-to-Low-Sodium Store --
and lobby local doctors and clinics/hospitals to do my marketing FOR me.
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I have no doubt whatsoever that the concept would be an INSTANT sensation!!!!!
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:10 PM

21. Maybe my taste buds have yet to adjust. I always liked a lot of salt. When I had to reduce my intake

I really noticed the difference. Still haven't gotten use to it.

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:36 PM

23. Let me see what I can do, I probably have a tomato soup recipe somewhere.

Even if it's not lower in salt, at-least you'd be able to swap out the NaCl (table salt) for KCl (potassium-based salt-substitutes) or gomasio, an ancient Korean prepared salt. It's mixed 50/50 with crushed toasted sesame seeds, thus reducing the sodium content by-half. It has a mildly-salty toasty nutty flavor. It's also a thickening agent. If you have a pepper-mill you can make it at-home: Mix equal parts by volume sea-salt and toasted sesame seeds. Put in a hand-cranked pepper-mill. Grind as needed. Or you can use a coffee-grinder and do bins of it at a time though it tends to get a bit stale.

Okay, tomato soup recipes. I have one but it's handwritten, 40 herbal ingredients (most of which are measurable in dashes, pinches and soupçons), two pages of instructions and two hours reducing over very-low-heat. We're going to skip that one because I don't feel like transcribing it until 10PM and I have doubts that even you could find some of these things. I don't recall it being great soup either.

So I found two online.

http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2008/10/homemade-tomato-soup-from-scratch.html
This one is from fresh tomatoes. It sounds good. I'm pretty sure it freezes well. Might be good for getting rid of everybody's donor-tomatoes.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/michael-chiarello/homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/index.html
This one is from canned tomatoes and is probably not as healthy as it also calls for canned chicken stock. Still, pretty-sure it's still better for you than Campbells and you can with-some-legwork reduce the sodium further.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:58 PM

24. I used to make "Tomato l'Orange Soup" from scratch and it is the BEST soup I've ever had.

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Long before my "low-sodium-requiring" days -- but not a pinch o' salt in the whole stockpot.
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Some frozen condensed OJ, though.
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I have (sob-sob-SOB) lost the recipe and none of the ones I've found online seem like they would approach
anywhere near its scrump-diddly-umptiousness.
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There ARE no-salt and low-salt canned tomatoes (Del Monte, I think, even has a Diced Tomato with Basil
& Oregano with only 20 mg/serving), though it probably WOULDN'T be as good as from scratch. And I've
found a "decent" sodium-free powdered "chicken" broth -- I can't remember the brand name, but it's a
recognizable one. Look where they have beef and chicken boullion cubes and powders.
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I read that some major health professional in the past (maybe even a Surgeon General) said that he
thought Campbell's Tomato Soup was a scourge upon our society (due to it's getting kids used to that
Mom's "home-cooked" comfort food level of uber-saltiness).
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(on edit) BTW, MFMM didn't use much salt in her cooking and we didn't have salt shakers on the table
(though nearby for corn-on-the-cob and such), so that was not a problem. However, we get what could
conceivably be called TOXIC levels of sodium in our prepared foods. I used to get TWO salt bagels from
Bruegger's a coupla times a week. I think about 2400 mg of sodium apiece -- so I was eating 2-1/2 DAYS
worth of recommended sodium just on those mornings.

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 08:12 PM

26. I found a No salt added organic canned tomato.

I don't know how good it is but I've had some luck with other Muir Glen Organic products. Probably better than the Dole or Hunt's, at $2.50/can I should hope so.
http://www.heartwisefood.com/tomatoes.html

The supermarket near me also stocks a no-additives only tomatoes tomato puree-type stuff in aseptic containers. (You know, like the ones Parmalat comes in, only smaller.) Next time I go I'll get a brand name.

Also, your idea for a low/no-sodium food store, apparently someone beat you to it. That's where I found the tomatoes. There's always room for two and the fact that someone already did it is how you know it's a good idea.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 10:04 AM

49. lol

Love the sign! Is he splitting a pea?

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #49)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 11:03 AM

50. Yes! They also have great marble rye bread.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #50)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 11:07 AM

51. Yum!

Is it as good as Schnitzer's marble rye?

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 05:37 PM

4. Roast beef sandwich and onion soup





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Response to sarge43 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 05:40 PM

6. Yum!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 05:48 PM

7. Thank you, sir

The tough question: The beverage to serve with these combos?

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 05:52 PM

8. Beer!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:04 PM

10. Beer is always welcome

I'm thinking a dry red wine like Merlot would be nice with the roast beef

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:35 PM

13. Followed by beer.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:43 PM

16. With a beer chaser

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:00 PM

18. Oh, yeah. With a nice red. Personally,

I'd prefer a pinot noir, but Merlot would do nicely.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:15 PM

55. That sounds wonderful!

With a cold Pilsner Urquell.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:16 PM

11. Tuna salad sandwich and hot chocolate.

OK, that's not a soup.
But when I was a kid i LOVED tuna salad sandwich dunked in hot chocolate.
Weird, I know.
I'll have to see if I still like it.

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Response to trof (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:36 PM

14. Now that's different.

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Response to trof (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 01:45 PM

53. Trof...

My fav from childhood (and my guilty indulgence) is peanut butter with mayo and a sometimes I might add a pickle. The mayo takes on a sweet flavor and the peanut butter doesn't stick to your mouth. Mom is still alive and can vouch for that combination. Never found a good soup that could match or combine with that.

Maybe I should try a nice beef (or chicken) pho with that.

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Response to AnneD (Reply #53)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 05:53 PM

62. I like PB & mayo (hold the pickle).

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:40 PM

15. It's not a "sammie." It's a "sandwich."

Thank you.

And I like grilled cheese.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:55 PM

17. Excuuuuuse me!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 01:27 AM

45. It's "sammich".n/t

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #45)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 09:01 AM

48. That might be even worse.

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #45)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:32 PM

59. In our family it's sammach

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:07 PM

20. Reuben with cream of potato soup.

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Years ago, I had an interesting recipe for "Reuben Soup", though I never made it. It had
all the essentials of a Reuben (with the rye bread on the side -- though croutons woulda
been cool).
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I forgot that I've HAD this combo. Here in Tucson, one of the best (if not THE best) sandwich
joints is on 4th Ave (our version of Philly's South Street) -- Bison Witches.
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One of the best deals in town is their half-sandwich/soup in a bread bowl combo and both
elements above are among the choices (they WERE -- I haven't been there in many years).
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Their origin of their name, Bison Witches?
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"Buy Sandwiches".
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Back then, they had a big & strong, strong STRONG $1 Margarita special for their Friday Happy Hour, too.
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It was, "Who's a happyman?!?!?"
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"MiddleFingerMom's a happyman!!!"
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:21 PM

22. Yes.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 08:49 PM

28. Sounds so good!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 08:00 PM

25. Yep, tomato soup and grilled cheese. n/t

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 09:15 PM

29. My all time fav.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 08:46 PM

27. I like a green soup, maybe cream of spinach or pea, with a dollop of sour cream and some bacon bits.

Sandwich? Anything on a ciabatta.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 09:15 PM

30. Two of my favs. With bacon!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 09:18 PM

31. You've got it, but a close second is split pea with peanut butter on English muffins.

I know, I didn't believe it either until I tried it. It's fantastic.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 11:05 PM

34. I love them separately. Will have to try together.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 09:26 PM

32. Yum. I wholeheartedly agree.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #32)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 01:04 PM

52. Cheez sammie & mater soup! Don't get better.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 10:40 PM

33. velveeta grilled and tomato soup sandwiches grilled with real

 

Butter. What a way to go.

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Response to unionworks (Reply #33)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:48 PM

60. YES!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 11:15 PM

35. I just realized I never do soup and sandwich, its always soup and salad.

I was racking my brain to try to figure out the combo but it's almost always a soup and salad thing for me.

Closest I could get was a homemade chicken noodle soup paired with my fresh home-made bread topped with a wedge of sharp cheddar and a tomato slice (not really a sandwich but still...).

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #35)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 03:22 PM

61. Open face sammie!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 11:44 PM

36. This ties with tomato soup and egg salad as my fav combo

I love Campbell's tomato soup...it's the only soup from a can I like and yummy grilled cheese on cold days, egg salad on toast or a croissant on summer days

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 11:50 PM

37. ...

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #37)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 12:06 AM

38. Tee hee hee...



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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 12:07 AM

39. Simple classic comfort food that is my go to meal.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 12:08 AM

40. for a change of pace try

ham, pineapple and cheese sandwich w/ cream of celery soup and a nice cool pinot grigio.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #40)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 12:25 AM

41. for a change of pace try

ham, pineapple and cheese sandwich w/ cream of celery soup and a nice cool diet tonic water.



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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #41)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 12:27 AM

42. bwahahahahaha

thanks but, I think I will pass.

Touche!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 12:46 AM

43. Soupy Sales and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Am I in the right thread here?

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 01:24 AM

44. my mother loves this combo

me, not so much.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 08:32 AM

46. Always has been. Mostly because the school sammiches were so hard you HAD to soak them.

 

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 08:43 AM

47. Yum! That is the very best combo.

I like onion soup too. I usually don't have a sammie with it though. Toasty bagette crouton and lots of cheese .

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:01 PM

54. Banh Mi with Tom Yum

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #54)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:16 PM

56. OMG! Is that from here in Mpls?

If so, where? That looks sooooooo good.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #56)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:20 PM

57. I don't think so.

I just looked on Google for Banh Mi and soup.

It looks like it's from here: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/36/1571461/restaurant/East-Sacramento/Star-Ginger-Sacramento

Here's a Yelp list of banh mi places in Mpls: http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=banh+mi&find_loc=Minneapolis%2C+MN

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:28 PM

58. That one gets my vote.

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