Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.
Asian Ginger Broth
This was one of the items featured on the Asian menu during the Taste of the World Promotion.
ASIAN GINGER BROTH
4 tablespoons finely minced ginger
3 tablespoons finely minced garlic
2 tablespoons canola oil
6 tablespoons corn starch
16 cups cold water
6 tablespoons vegetarian base
Combine the ginger, garlic and canola oil in a large pot and saute for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together the corn starch with 2 cups of water until dissolved. Add the corn starch slurry with the remaining water to the pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with any of the optional ingredients that you like.