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French Onion Soup from Bonjour Vietnam: 100 Favorite Dishes

Last year, we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year, we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or e-mail lauren.saria@newtimes.com.

99. French Onion Soup from Bonjour Vietnam

See also: Pork Belly Pastrami from Citizen Public House

If you feel like we do about soup, the above photograph might have you singing "bow chicka wow wow" in your head. Don't worry, it's only natural to get excited over a bowl of soup that is that smothered in cheese and French refinement, and luckily, you can find that soup at Bonjour Vietnam in downtown Phoenix.

Most of the menu playfully balances between French technique and Vietnamese flavors, but this dish is about as French as it gets. And let us tell you, in a city where French food gets harder and harder to find, it's a breath of fresh air.

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Before you can get down to the beefy, buttery, and onion-rich broth, you have to dig through about an inch of Gruyere. The fun doesn't stop there, though. The dish comes with a traditional hunk of crusty baguette inside and a less traditional, but highly enjoyable, fried quail egg on top. For a pop of lightness, there are some scallions on top, but if you want light, you probably should order something else.

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