Hot Cream Soup in Bread Bowl

Soup in a bread bowl.

This is a popular and famous food in San Francisco, CA. It’s known as foggy and cool place, so when you see  creamy clam chowder(the most popular choice) in a bowl made of sourdough, your stomach replies with a little growling.

Even though traveling is still considered a little taboo because of COVID-19, we can enjoy virtual travel around your dining table if you recreate similar local eats in San Francisco, talking about a plan of what you want to do there in your next trip.

I got some perfect bread to make a bread bowl(not sourdough though…I’m still getting to be friend with them TBH!) so let’s pair up with my yummy cream soup and dream about traveling!

Ready? Let’s cook:)


<Today’s Recipe>

Hot Cream Soup in a Bread Bowl

spicy cream soup bread bowl


  • ½ crown broccoli stem – chopped
  • ¼ onion – chopped
  • 1 jalapeno – chopped
  • 3 tablespoons corn
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cube veg soup stock
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Some parsley
  • 1 roll of bread



  1. Pour olive oil in a pot and bring it to medium high heat. Add broccoli stems, onion, jalapeno and cook for about 5 min. Add corn, milk, veg soup stock, garlic powder and bring it to boil.
  2. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When the taste is good, pour cornstarch and water mixture to make the soup thick.
  4. Cut off the top of bread and take out fluffy part to make a bowl. Toast/warm up your bread bowl.
  5. Transfer soup to the bread bowl and sprinkle parsley. Enjoy!

<Cooking Tips>

  • When you make a bread bowl, be gentle, never be greedy! If you were, you’d just get a bunch of small bread balls and they never take you to virtual traveling to San Francisco!:(
  •  If you live in a place where a bunch of seagulls, lucky you, bring them outside and eat! You get more realistic virtual travel experience fighting over the food;)
  • Don’t know what to do with the leftover bread chunks? Let’s cook some crouton for salad toppings!


spicy cream soup bread bowl

Mmm, grilling jalapeno from the first step made the soup extra spicy! This is why today’s soup is hot in double meaning;)


If you are planning to visit San Francisco, you may be surprised how seagulls are smart and well behaved. When I was in San Francisco to look for a new place to live, I had lunch at fisherman’s wharf. There were several families and couples, a few single visitors around me. When I looked around in the middle of my meal, I noticed those gulls only go close to single visitors, hoping to get some share of food, and ignore families or groups. Once they decide who is their target, they go close enough but ready to fly just in case the target was mean. They never attack people, never say a single word to get the food but quietly wait for the lucky time. Here is a pic of the smart gull. Thank you for cheering up my lonely lunch for the whole 40min or so, and sorry you didn’t get my food! 



<Other Soups to Keep You Warm>

Got leftover bread? Sink them in yummy soup! Tomato Gratin Soup

tomato gratin soup

Thank the harvest from the farm! Cabbage Soup

cabbage soup

Don’t forget to get protein! Black Bean Soup

black bean soup

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. BERNADETTE says:

    What a clever, delicious idea.


    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Bernadette:)


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