Crab Soup Review

21 Jan

Hellas

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Hellas is a Greek restaurant in Millersville that often gets grouped in with the other Greek restaurants that are well known for their crab cakes (think G&M, Timbuktu, and Romano's).  While they are all friends and family, they do each run their own establishments.  Seeing as how Hellas is known for their crab cakes over their other Greek specalities, one would think they know their crabs.  And when the crab cakes are famous, the crab soups shouldn't be far behind.

Crab Bisque


The Crab Bisque is described as being made with jumbo lump crabmeat and a blend of spices in a cream-based soup.  In reality, there was only one or two lumps of crab, the rest being broken up bits and shreds.  The soup consistency is pastey and floury with not a whole lot of flavor.  The crab itself does have some flavor, but not a whole lot when singled out.  There is a bit of Old Bay spicing in there, but not enough to save the soup.

Overall, the soup turns out to be very bland.  At least in this instance, there was just way too much flour in the soup, neutralizing the flavor and causing the texture to be way too thick.  Adding crackers does put some crunch in there, but with all of the other startch in it, adding them isn't recommended as it becomes a startch overkill.  Mind you, this just may be a consistency issue, so your mileage may vary.  If it does, let us know in the comments!

  • Review Date:01/21/2012 8:39pm
  • Atmosphere:Moderate to Busy
  • Item(s) Ordered:Crab Bisque
  • Soup Style:Cream of Crab Soup
  • Price:$5.50
  • Order Type:Cup
  • Crab Content:25%
  • Broth:75%
  • Additional Ingredients:0%
  • Spice:Minimal
  • Overall Impression:Average
  • Rating:

    0-crab

 

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Additional Info

  • Restaurant Name: Hellas
  • Address: 8498 Veterans Highway Millersville, MD 21108
  • Neighborhood: Millersville
  • Restaurant Type: Local
  • Mail order available?: No

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