Restaurant: Frontier Wok Too
Location: Burbank, CA
Price: Free (small bowl with purchase of entrée)
I’m pretty sure I don’t have to introduce anyone to Hot and Sour soup. It’s a staple of Chinese / American cuisine, and I love it! It’s like the Asian equivalent of Chicken Noodle. It goes great with everything, it’s easy to make, it makes you feel better when you’re sick (just trust me on that one) and it’s actually pretty healthy for you! (other than a high sodium content)
This time I went to the Frontier Wok Too on Olive Ave. (this location is an expansion from the original Frontier Wok just a few minutes away). From the outside, it’s nothing special, but I go here a lot for a couple of reasons. Not only for the good food, but for the great service and hilarious waiters. Their favorite joke: Sorry, we’re out of Hot and Sour Soup… BUT we have Sour and Hot! Yeah I know it’s corny. But they pull it off quite well!
The soup is thick and very flavorful. It’s not overly salted, which is a common problem with Hot and Sour soup. The tofu and vegetables tasted fresh and didn’t take up the whole bowl. The only real complaint I had was the lack of kick. I LOVE spicy food, and I’m probably a bit desensitized to the heat, but it just wasn’t there. And much like my last meatball-less Albondigas review, if it’s in the name and not in the soup, then it just ain’t right!
Rating: 3 out of 5 Spoons
– The Soup Critic
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