13.061 Chicken Noodle (Russian?) Soup

Cycle 13 – Item 61

7 (Mon) March 2022

Chicken Noodle (Russian?) Soup

2.5

by me

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

Back in the day, my mother occasionally made “Russian Soup.”  Chunks of beef + cabbage + carrots in a light broth flavored with ketchup.  I recall that it wasn’t all that bad.

A quick internet search suggests that Russian cabbage soup schi might’ve been the inspiration, though no recipes that I’ve seen include ketchup as an ingredient.

Alternatively, ketchup soup is also a thing, though not necessarily a Russian thing.

As I was free-styling an American-style chicken noodle soup this evening, the broth turned out kinda bland, so I added ketchup.   Not bad.  I could’ve achieved a similar effect with tomato paste + salt + sugar.

The dish had nothing to do with current events in Ukraine.

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

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