Splash of Flavor 2017: Clam Chowder at Boston Chowda Co.

Imogen Stichbury, Raider Times staff

Walking into the large, imposing building through the double doors and being met with the bustling and pushing of the crowd around you, the first thing that might come to mind is “Chaos”. Well, that is exactly what it is.

Faneuil Hall has been around since 1742, when it was given as a gift to the City of Boston from Peter Faneuil. It continues to be a marketplace full of activity and people, a great place for shopping, eating, and socializing.

One of the many restaurants inside Faneuil Hall is the Boston Chowda Company. As you may have guessed, it serves chowder and the best one, in my opinion, is the clam chowder.

This place serves chowder like you’ve never seen before, served in a bowl made out of bread. To make the bowls, they cut the top off of a round  bread and hollow it out so that all that is left is the bowl and its top. When you order it, they scoop the clam chowder and dump it directly into the bread bowl before serving it to you.

While eating the chowder, it is recommended to to break apart the top of the bowl and dip it into the delectable soup. When you are done with the chowder, all that is left is the bowl, so what do you do? Do you just eat it? Of course!

While eating, the bread is slowly soaking up the soup. So when eating the bread, it is easy to scrape off with your spoon and taste the gooey greatness. It is unimaginable how good this is. I guess you’ll just have to try it to find out.

(Boston Chowda Co.,Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, 617-742-4441, http://www.bostonchowda.com/.)

(To help pick the 2017 Splash of Flavor winner, cast your vote at http://tinyurl.com/3h532cs. Voting is only open until Jan. 21, 2018.)

–Dec. 20, 2017–