The Unexciting Split Pea Soup at Capriccio

Remember Capriccio*?  Well they actually serve more than just paninis and salads… they also serve soups!

As you can see, I ordered a bowl of soup.  Split pea soup, that is.  There wasn’t anything extraordinary about it.  It was really just average.  Okay, I guess.  It even had an average price tag of $5.

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FYI, the restaurant serves complimentary bread too — it’s located by the complimentary water — which went well with my soup, though there was nothing extraordinary about the bread either.  But who could say no to free?!

Anyhoo, since I wasn’t super impressed this time, I might just stick to their paninis the next time I go.  I’ve had some pretty good luck with those…

*Location:
9551 NW 41st St
Doral, FL 33178

Spicy Korean Ramen at Bistro BulGoGi

Nooooodle time!  Korean-style Ramen noodles, that is!  And if you couldn’t already tell by my excitement… I looove noodles!

Bistro BulGoGi* located in the Miami suburb of Doral is a gourmet Korean restaurant that opened in Doral just a year ago.  Their delicious menu offers all the traditional Korean dishes, like bibimbap.  Since I hadn’t had ramen in a while, that’s what I decided to order.  Their Beef Broth Ramen includes spicy Korean ramen, which includes (as you see below) some veggies.  Overall, I’d rate this bowl a fine on my scale.  Flavorful, but really nothing terribly exciting.  And I kinda wished it came with some more veggies, particularly to balance out the spicyness.  (I like spicy, but don’t have a super high tolerance for it apparently.)

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Oh, and also diners get to sample some house sides, pictured below.  Mostly small portions of salty and pickled vegetables, like kimchi (at the far right).  The kimchi was kind of spicy for my taste, but after I finished the ramen, I dunked the veggies in the broth to wash off some of the spicyness.  That made them much more tolerable!  I liked the presentation, so would probably rate this somewhere between okay and fine.

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I think I’d go back again to try something new.  The atmosphere of the restaurant seemed spacious and modern.  Also seemingly unrushed during the lunch hour, which is an added bonus.

*Location:
1450 NW 87th Ave #108
Miami, FL 33172