Appetizers
December 12, 2012
Who makes the best chicken soups and tummy soothing soups in Sacramento?

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Bleh ... you know the feeling - that achy, runny nose, feel like I'm gonna barf kind of feeling. There seems to be a nasty flu bug going around - and I've been feeling kind of yucky myself - so it's time to heed grandma's advice and serve up some chicken soup, or a clear broth soup with tummy soothing properties. Sure, it's easy enough to pop open a can of Campbell's (and R.I.P. to the Campbell's plant on Franklin Blvd. near 47th Ave.), but sometimes it sounds good to leave the cooking to the professionals.

So,who makes the best chicken soup and other tummy soothing soups in Sacramento?

My first choice for a flu-friendly soup would be suimono, a clear broth Japanese soup. Still, I'm not sure who makes one in the area as most opt for a traditional white or red miso soup. Futami on Freeport Blvd. used to make a good suimono, but it seems like it's been a while since they served it to begin their meals.

As for chicken soup, I know a few folks who are fans of the one at 33rd Street Bistro, and Crepeville or La Bou can work in a pinch. I'm also a longtime fan of the chicken broth-based caldo at Caballo Blanco, but its spices might be a little too much for especially sensitive stomachs. Muntean's Soups, Salads & Sandwiches at 12th and J streets also has a wide list of soups, but haven't been there and can't vouch for it.

Have any other tips for local restaurants with the best soups for flu season? Please leave a comment ...

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