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    #1

    the 'food' in my soup?

    Sometimes, we prefer to have more of this and less of that, say, when we are choosing our dishes. We may make requests such as 'Can I have more sauce with that chicken please or I'd like to have more garnishing [or should it be garnish?] please'

    I was tongue-tied this morning because I was not able to think of some good expressions to describe the fact that I prefer more 'solid stuff' in the soup. What's the word to refer to all the solid stuff? Filling? If I just want more liquid, I can say more soup please but what about the veggies, meat, pastas etc in, say, a Borscht/minestrone soup? Thanks a lot

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    Re: the 'food' in my soup?

    not a teacher

    I consider the veggies/meat/pasta etc to be part of the soup, so saying "More soup please" doesn't mean just the liquid.
    If I wanted more of the bits and pieces, so to speak, I would probably be quite specific. "Can I please have more (of the) veggies/meat/noodles?".

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    Re: the 'food' in my soup?

    Who are you asking, Tedwonny — a server in a café or the person who cooks your meals at home?

    In a café the soup is prepared in a huge bowl and if you want more bits somebody later is not going to get as many, so the cook is probably going to take a dim view of your request.

    Come to think of it, the same applies at home. I'd say 'This soup is delicious, darling; perhaps next time you make it you could put more chunks of meat and veg in it.'

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    Re: the 'food' in my soup?

    Is it correct to say "solid ingredients in soup"?

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    Re: the 'food' in my soup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is it correct to say "solid ingredients in soup"?
    It's not natural English.

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    Re: the 'food' in my soup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    Sometimes, we prefer to have more of this and less of that, say, when we are choosing our dishes. We may make requests such as 'Can I have more sauce with that chicken please or I'd like to have more garnishing [or should it be garnish?] please'

    I was tongue-tied this morning because I was not able to think of some good expressions to describe the fact that I prefer more 'solid stuff' in the soup. What's the word to refer to all the solid stuff? Filling? If I just want more liquid, I can say more soup please but what about the veggies, meat, pastas etc in, say, a Borscht/minestrone soup? Thanks a lot
    It is a bit insulting to ask for more "food" in your soup. The soup is "food' by definition. You may prefer thicker soup, but I don't think I would mention it.

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    In my nation, whether a surcharge will be incurred counts more than whether it is insulting.

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    Re: the 'food' in my soup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    In my nation, whether a surcharge will be incurred counts more than whether it is insulting.
    A surcharge from whom? And what does that have to do with this thread?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Dec-2013 at 20:41. Reason: typo

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    #9

    Re: the 'food' in my soup?

    Sorry for having departed from this thread, I will shut up.

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    #10

    Re: the 'food' in my soup?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    A surcharge from whom? And what does that have to do with this thread?
    I imagine he meant that if you ask for more noodles and meat and less broth in your chicken noodle soup, the restaurant would charge you more.

    Sounds fair to me.

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