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What comforts you when you're sick?

So I usually cook at least one big thing each weekend but this weekend I am ill. I have no energy to be in the kitchen but I still need to eat. Where do you go and what do you eat when you're sick? If it helps I'm in Allston and I have a sore throat/cough/runny nose. I don't want to travel too far but it doesn't have to be delivery. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. for me it's soup: New England Soup Factory's chicken soup works, but so does Shanghai Gate's winter melon soup or Lemon Grass's Can Chua.

    Shanghai Gate
    204 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

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    1. re: teezeetoo

      The Can Chua looks intriguing. Thanks for the tip.

      1. re: chefematician

        ooo, I second the Can Chua. We used to live around the corner and many was the time I sent hubby out for a quart when I was too sick to move.

    2. for me is soup as well...goes easy down that throat. I like to add minced garlic and hot chili paste if I have it around and some grated fresh ginger as well. Clears everything out. I think the NESF chicken soup has ginger.

      1. Pho Ga from Pho Basil. A good Asian chicken stock is so healing. Madrid is so right about the hot chili addition if you have a stuffed up head.


        Pho Basil Restaurant
        177A Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

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        1. re: BostonZest

          Yes, a bigass bowl of Pho Ga for me too. Pho Pasteur in Allston *used to be* my go-to, thanks for Pho Basil suggestion; I'll check it out

          In second place, biggest bowl of udon I can find.

        2. Anything spicy that New England Soup factory makes. Flu chaser chicken soup and their Greek Orzo.

          1. Tom Kha Kai Thai chicken soup. My go to for anything that clogs me up.

            1. Hey folks, pardon the interruption, but please keep your responses on this thread Boston-specific. Thanks (and hope you feel better)!

              1. Some fresh juice from Blue Shirt, a warm cup of Vietnamese coffee from Diesel, and then a big bowl of spicy soup: either Sapporo Ramen or the Mala broth at Little Q Hot Pot.

                1. I absolutely love their Beef Noodle Soup. It's so delicious and comforting with it's star anise flavoring and it's nice spicy kick. It's on both the regular and dim sum menus.

                  149 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478

                  1. Avgolemono from any Greek restaurant, though my favorite may be the version from Greek corner.