Baozi Inn. Fragrant and Hot Flower Beancurd Soup

Where: Baozi Inn, 26 toNewport Court, London WC2H 7JS

How Much: £5.00

The Food
: Fragarant and Hot Flower Beancurd Soup

The Place: It’s warm, cosy, set out with small tables for two or one and the red chinese lanterns add to the warmth of the place. Also it’s directly opposite a place that does the best pork buns in London and I will probably blog about those soon.

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The Rant
: After having had a plain awful sandwich only an hour before, I needed to get the aftertaste of it out of my mouth and needed one saving grace in a soup or sandwich form. So I immediately made my way into Chinatown and set about hunting down something spicy and soupy.

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The Review: I’d never had beancurd before so i was intrigued. The texture of it was completely new to me, I expected it to taste tofu-esque but it had the consistency and taste of perfectly soft boiled egg, this was unusual but very tender and delicious. The beancurd was bathed in a soy sauce and chilli broth and the textures were crazy and varied. It was topped with spring onions, roasted peanuts and deep fried strands that tasted slightly of mustard. This worked very well against the creaminess of the beancurd and the slight spiciness of the soup worked perfectly with my beer!

It was great and definitely made me forget about my horrible sandwich experience an hour before and each mouthful kept me coming back for more

Score: 7/10.
Unusual, a little bit crazy and delicious.

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To soup and sandwich where no man has souped and sandwiched before..

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After having been inspired by a close friend of mine this afternoon who had sent through to me a really great blog about delicious sandwiches I found myself starved deliriously hunting through photos of sandwiches and I thought.. I could probably do better… and hang on this just gives me the absolutely perfect excuse for spending my weekend mornings and lunches running across London searching for impossibly greats sandwiches and soups…

In short just showing my credentials here, this is a tasty pork, ginger and chilli soup I knocked up for myself a few months ago, a Gok Wan recipe and surprisingly the guy knows how to cook up a storm as well as grab women’s butts. I will see how this blog progresses and evolves over the next few weeks and I will also be interested to see what I deem to be acceptable with regards to my boundaries of what counts as a soup or sandwich…. I’m already thinking burgers, so what If I am not a purist! My blog my rules 🙂