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Best Chinese Soup Miami 2008 - Chef Chen Chinese Restaurant

Chef Chen Chinese Restaurant

Chef Chen Chinese Restaurant

11302 Quail Roost Drive

Palmetto Bay, FL 33157


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The history of the won ton dates to ancient Chinese times, and since then, people have had to choose their soup: egg drop or won ton? Well, maybe it hasn't been that long — but it is a problem. Do you order the rich, thick egg drop or the savory won ton? If you go to Chef Chen's, you won't have to decide. Here they serve an egg drop/won ton combo with wispy threads of egg plus freshly made dumplings. And it's cheap: A quart costs $3.25, a pint just $1.80. Hours are Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday noon to 10 p.m.

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Marjorie Mishkin
Marjorie Mishkin

Egg drop soup is an American version of a Chinese soup that no self-respecting Chinese person would ever order in a restaurant, since there really is no such thing. "Egg drop" is any old kind of soup with a beaten egg swirled into any old kind of soup or broth. It is a meaningless term that has endeared itself to "round eyes." For example, hot and sour soup usually has a beaten egg swirled into the broth.