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TDC troll



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Your favourite soups Reply with quote

Well , I'm looking for a little input from everyone.
I have been making some really tasty soups this frigid winter.
The four that I've made this winter are :
1. Bean soup
2. Clam chowder
3. Chili
4. Beef Vegetable soup

These have turned out great . So I have been thinking about starting up
a small business to sell ......... homemade soups .

My wife and I own a small Korean restaurant , so I have the kitchen space available . I have also taught her how to make these soups .
These are just four of the soups that I have made this year , I have a few others also , including all - veggie soups .

I have just about perfected these soups . I have been working on these for a long time , been here 15 years now . With most ingredients from right here , except some herbs and spices . Probably will use Aussie or USA beef .

So , is there a market out there for something like this . I may start out at a food stand somewhere in Itaewon , on the weekends and then maybe delivery. ( through taek bae )

I'm thinking about selling bulk , in a large container ( 4-6 large bowls )
for 20,000 won .

Any input would really be appreciated . Suggestions on soup selections .
Anything .

Have a good one , TDC.
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Daniel1981



Joined: 30 Dec 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just say that if you are targeting korean families then bulk, 4-6 bowls is a good plan. But if you are targeting the western community, single-size servings are likely to be more popular (but make delivery a challenge). I have the delivery magazines at home, and get all the spam ads taped to my door all the time. The food looks great and I love most of those korean soups. But 3-4 bowls is just too much to order for one person.

If I was going to do western food service, i would ask myself - is this food people will eat in a group along with a beer / drinks? If so, then larger portions can work. If it's not 'drinking food' then single serving is probly where i would start.
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NYC_Gal 2.0



Joined: 10 Dec 2010

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beef and Guinness stew goes over really well.
There may be a market for borscht. It's beet season. Go nuts!
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TDC troll



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks .
I was thinking about vacuum - packing each serving individually,
you would be able to put the rest in the refrigerator or freezer .

I am sure some people would like to come home after a hard day
teaching and have some homemade - soup ; not from a can .

More suggestions ?
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TDC troll



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYC_Gal 2.0 wrote:
Beef and Guinness stew goes over really well.
There may be a market for borscht. It's beet season. Go nuts!



Yes , beets are fairly reasonable now . They are really healthy , too .
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wishfullthinkng



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

french onion.

tom yum.
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ewlandon



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im pretty sure chili is not a soup.


I made a soup last night. Ramyon noodles, with hot dogs cut up in it, add an egg and some cheesu.

It was really good. Try making that soup idk what you call it though, maybe cheese budaejiggae
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peacemaker



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomato

Chicken Noodle

Beef Barley

Potato Leek
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Joined: 06 Jul 2011
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

del

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PRagic



Joined: 24 Feb 2006

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We just made some sweet potato and onion cream soup. Doesn't sound like a winning combo, but my wife found the recipe on some 5 star chef recipe site. Pair that with some toasted multigrain bread and it's a meal.
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baked potato soup. Loaded. It's amazing.
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edwardcatflap



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one has ever made a killing from selling just soups before, which is something to consider. Maybe because of the association with soup kitchens (why buy it when you can get it for free in certain places) maybe because you can't eat them on the hoof, you need a spoon, they're ultimately not satisfying enough on their own as they lack the contrasting textures that make certain takeaway food a hit. Yes you can serve them with bread but it'd have to be really fresh and that's an extra fiddly thing to consider. Also they're pretty easy to make yourself at home (as confirmed by all the people who posted what they'd made here) , which would put some people off. IMO they're fine as a starter for an evening meal and I'd order one in the middle of a cold day as a cheap snack to eat in a cosy cafe, but I'd never buy one to go. Having said that my favourite is seafood chowder
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NYC_Gal 2.0



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd pay for delivery of a nice low-sodium tomato soup. Tomato soup is the only one that I'm too lazy to make from scratch. The canned stuff is way too salty, so I end up diluting the hell out of it when I do have it.
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seoulsucker



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Location: The Land of the Hesitant Cutoff

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is weird. The other day I came up with a cool name for a soup restaurant. I even went as far as creating a facebook page and a twitter account, and I have no intention of opening a soup restaurant.
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seoulsucker



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have a couple of years of marketing and management experience in the hospitality/restaurant industry here. If you're up for a chat maybe we could bounce some ideas off each other.
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