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Good spicy soup for a sick girl

I'm feeling awful, and what I'm craving is a nice bowl of spicy soup to clear up the head and just make me feel better. I prefer those of the Asian variety, but could go for anything. What's your favorite cure-all soup in town?

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  1. Madam Mam has a cod fish soup: clear broth, chunks of cod, broth redolent w/ ginger, white pepper (opens those sinuses & makes you sweat it out), and scallions. I get it everytime I feel bad.

    1. There is good, better and of course there is the Thai chicken soup at Thai Kitchen. We order with the skinniest noodle they have and it is fantastic! Spicy hot and sweet and savory, a taste explosion and a cure for what ails you.

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      1. re: gntlmn6464

        Man that sounds good. I'll have to give it a try when I get to Austin tomorrow.

      2. A nice bowl of Pho—chicken or tofu. The jalapeno slices really open you up! When I lived far-south, we got it from Pho Thai Son. Now that we live far-north, we get it from The Lemongrass Cafe (formerly Pho Thai Son North).

        1. The spiciest soup I've had - too much for me but the wife likes it - was ordered from Titaya on north Lamar (where Fortune Pho used to be). Fresh ingredients and a real kick to it.

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          1. re: TAF

            Asain Cafe has some great soups, nice and spicy too.

          2. The hot and sour at Ming's Cafe 2604 Gaudalupe next to 711

            1. Hot & Sour Chicken soup at Hao Hao on Stassney. It'll clear you out.

              1. When I'm feeling under the weather, a bowl of the chicken soup with rice from Thai Kitchen always does the trick!

                1. Sunflower cafe's hot and sour tofu soup will put you right. They make a seafood version as well. Heavenly delight.

                  1. Not sure if you're North or South but two great South options are:
                    Hot & Sour Chicken Soup at Hao Hao on William Canon and Manchaca - hard to put the flavors into words but OH SO good!
                    Pho from Pho Thai Son at William Canon and Brodie (behind Hollywood Video)

                    Hope you feel better soon!

                    1. We are totally obsessed with NS14 at madam mam's it has beef and fish balls and imitation crab and sometime it is so spicy I can hardly eat it :)

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                      1. re: lazysmurf

                        Thanks to all of you for great recs! I ended up at Madam Mam's, NS11 (Tom Yum with Udon and shrimp). But you can bet I'm writing all of these down and trying them soon.

                        Txgrirlie, I'm south, and I LOVE Pho Thai Son. I have a tradition of waiting for the first cold snap and dragging a group over there for Pho.

                      2. My wife and I always crave the Hot and Sour from Kim Phung when we're feeling under the weather. It will cheer you right up!