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  • The tomato sauce base can be used for a wide variety of sopas.

    With beans comes rice | Homesick Texan

  • Their sopas were hot & fluffy and came with a squirter jug of honey.

    Sopapillas with a side of honey | Homesick Texan

  • The way they are carrying on there in our office, as they nonchalantly prepare their lunches of sopas or dried instant pasta bought from the nearest Colosso superette, turns into an exercise in applied linguistics.

    After All, This Is Mexico

  • What a very difficult question: ONE favorite Mexican soup out of the hundreds -- and those just the hundreds of the sopas aguadas y cremas?

    Soup, Glorious Soup

  • I also have a recent post here in the thread about sopa tarasca which suggests that many sopas are similar but have different names. maw7815

    Aztec soup

  • En algunas paises hay "sopa de arroz" y es muy diferente a otras sopas que conozco.

    Soupy

  • Puede ser diferente en otros partes del país, pero aquí (en el norte de Veracruz) se dice 'crema' para una sopa hecha a base de crema, y 'caldo' para sopas claras (aunque pueden tener verduras o carne).

    Soupy

  • Chiles en nogada, rajas con crema, sopas -- the skin is removed in all of them.

    What is the best way to get the skin off

  • There are huevos, ensaladas, sopas, pollo, carne de res, mariscos, and the one that I had heard but did not know, pupusas.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • It is also added to some sopas aguadas, "wet soups", such as the hearty caldo de indianilla, a regional dish of the central Valley of Mexico.

    Rice: The Gift Of The Other Gods

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  • in other words "soup, a kind of drinkable food, e.g. tomato soup"

    July 5, 2011

  • I heartily agree!
    Wasn't aware of the Xopaipa origin, thanks.

    July 5, 2011

  • You're right Blafferty, but you must admit they look like tiny pillows. As tiny pillows, they fit the fuflun list.
    The actual derivation is the diminutive of 'sopaipa' from a Mozarbic word Xopaipa meaning bread dipped in oil.

    July 4, 2011

  • Not sure where this rumor came from, but I hear it all the time. Spanish for pillow is almohada. I bet the word for sopaipilla came from sopa, soup. I always like to eat my green chile stew or posole with a sopaipilla.

    July 4, 2011

  • short for sopaipilla Spanish for pillow.
    Ergo: a pillow fight?

    July 4, 2011