Just like the last reviewer, I'm a bit baffled by the thousands of 5 star reviews. The soup was just ok, I would even say pretty boring. Should call for stock instead of water and really needs more flavor. The fennel is a good touch but didn't save the soup in my opinion. Won't make this recipe again.
I'm not sure where the thousands of 5 star reviews come from. I found this soup just OK. I was tempted to make modifications (such as using stock rather than broth or adding other spices) but I abstained because I thought well gosh, if that many people thought it was phenomenal, I should first try it as is. The best part of the soup IMO was the roasted fennel. I feel like boiling/simmering the Kuri squash didn't bring out any special flavors. Perhaps roasting it for the soup would be better. Next time I get Kuri, I will use one of my favorite butternut squash recipes instead.
5535 ratings, 5 stars and 0 comments? For Uchiki Kuri squash soup, which is pretty niche? I don't think so!