It’s just a great day for soup, you know? Still, chicken noodle just doesn’t do it for me. I like soups that are rare, interesting, and often, one-of-a-kind. That’s what I found recent at Mimi’s Plate in Tappan. I went in on a chilly day and Mimi Platas, the owner, had a pot of spinach coconut soup. She purees spinach, adds coconut milk, and lots of Indian spice to create this unique dish. And if you grab a bowl on a day like today, it’s a perfect winter warm-up.
I know it may not look so appetizing from this photo, but it’s really good. She adds Batsmati rice, so it’s extra hearty. Add some bread and a salad, and that’s all you’ll need for dinner. Incidentally, Mimi’s is a great place to pick up a take-out meal. She has fresh-made everything from sandwiches to chicken tenders to cheddar scones.
Want to visit Mimi’s Plate? You’ll find it at 33 Old Tappan Rd., Tappan; 845-359-6464. Or, see what she has cooking, visit: www.mimisplate.com