Penny Soup

Mangir Corbasi

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

  • About

A mangır was an Ottoman coin of very low value. In Turkey, the pasta used in this soup was farfur, a tiny, flat pelletlike homemade pasta in the shape of a coin, thus the name Penny Soup. This Ma’min recipe is from Esin Eden. For ease, use broken vermicelli, orzo, or pastina in place of the homemade egg pasta. This same soup made with rice instead of noodles is called sopa de huevo y limon and was eaten to break the Yom Kippur fast in Salonika. During Passover in