Vegan Haitian Squash Soup / Soup Joumou

I've made different versions of Haitian Pumpkin Soup since about 1993 when my good friend and neighbor Eugene Guillaume of the Consulate General of Haiti in Tokyo taught me the ropes. The beefy version. 

And in the last 25 years I have featured Miami Beach's fantastic Tap Tap restaurant and bar on the tour I give visiting relatives and friends because of its own terrific, scotch-bonnet powered and very authentic pumpkin soup. (Go on a Thursday or Saturday to catch the live music jam.).