Drinking soup

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    Sep 16, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    So today I was eating noodles with my friends and I couldn't help drinking the tasty soup. BUT I noticed no one else was drinking theirs so I'm just wondering if it's a personal preference thing or are restaurant soup really bad for you. Wut do u guys think?
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    Sep 16, 2012 6:29 AM GMT
    What kind of noodles? If it's ramen from a Japanese ramen shop, it's customary to drink the soup. But keep in mind that traditional ramen soup is made with lard.
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    Sep 16, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    As far as I know, it's usual for people to drink the broth in ramen and similar noodle soups. I tend to drink only some of it as ramen broth tends to be very high in sodium. I can only handle so much, lol.

    Gazpacho is often drunk rather than eaten with a spoon. A lot of people also sop it up with bread.
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    Sep 16, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
    With Miso, you have to drink the soup after any scallions or tofu are eaten up. Drink up the goodness! Regardless of the kind of soup offered, your friends are missing out.
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    Sep 16, 2012 7:03 AM GMT
    Lol. I forgot the name, it's something like tonburi. Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was miso soup - really cloudy and stuff. Delish
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    Sep 16, 2012 7:08 AM GMT
    I regularly eat soup out of a mug for that exact reason.
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    Sep 16, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    I know that canned soup is generally chalk full of sodium, however, I'm not sure how restaurant soup generally is usually because a) I rarely order it and b) each restaurant has a different recipe for making soups. Unless you live here in the sticks and they serve canned soup with some extra garnish icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 17, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    VandC saidSo today I was eating noodles with my friends and I couldn't help drinking the tasty soup. BUT I noticed no one else was drinking theirs so I'm just wondering if it's a personal preference thing or are restaurant soup really bad for you. Wut do u guys think?

    What do you mean by drinking? Was the soup in a cup/mug or in a bowl? Were you in a restaurant?

    In a cup or mug, by all means, drink it like you would tea or coffee.

    If it was in a bowl, I hope to hell you didn't pick up the bowl and drink by putting the rim to your lips.

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    In a bowl, use a spoon and move the spoon thru the soup in a motion away from you.
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    Sep 17, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    Relatedly, in a British experiment it was found that soup was more satiating than solid food meals and water (with the same proportion of food and water). They served two different couples the same meal prepared differently - the first couple got something like a plate of meat, potato and vegetable and an 8oz glass of water, and the second the same plate of food and glass of water but thrown into a blender, turning it into soup. It took longer for the couple who drank the soup versus the one that ate the meal to get hungry.

    In other words, it doesn't help if dieting to fill up on water first (or during) since the water will go right through you, whereas soup will stay in your stomach longer making you feel full longer.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 17, 2012 6:22 AM GMT
    canned soup is one of the worst foods you can eat. Don't do it!icon_idea.gif
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    Sep 17, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidcanned soup is one of the worst foods you can eat. Don't do it!icon_idea.gif

    Amen to that brothericon_wink.gif