While I was in Manhattan I noticed an advertisement in the local paper about The Soup Man and the location of his store. I put one and one together and realised that this is the man that was portrayed as the Soup nazi in the Seinfeld series. I promptly took to my feet and went to the shop which was just around the corner from the Helmsley Hotel where I was staying. I was expecting to be kicked out for ordering chicken noodle soup, but alas the staff were polite and nice, and there was no chicken noodle soup. This guy Al Yaganeh who the character is portrayed and the owner of the "Original Soup Man" franshise makes real gourmet soup.
I ordered a chicken curry soup which had a name I cant remember, along with a ham and swiss sandwich. The presentation was great, and they even put a piece of bread, some grapes, a strawberry and a chocolate in to make my soup eating all the better.
The soup was fantastic, no wonder it was such a cult thing on the Seinfeld series....... although I did outlay just over $14US for the opportunity.
A great experience although I was hoping to get into some sort of verbal tussle with the Soup Nazi..... Maybe he was in Argentina?