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What comforts you when you're sick?

chefematician Nov 20, 2010 01:52 PM

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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    teezeetoo Nov 20, 2010 02:10 PM

    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.

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    Shanghai Gate
    204 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

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      chefematician Nov 20, 2010 02:51 PM

      The Can Chua looks intriguing. Thanks for the tip.

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        gimlis1mum Nov 20, 2010 03:24 PM

        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.

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      Madrid Nov 20, 2010 02:25 PM

      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. BostonZest Nov 20, 2010 03:03 PM

        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.

        Penny
        http://www.bostonzest.com/

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

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          Ralphie_in_Boston Nov 22, 2010 07:28 AM

          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.

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          cherrytomato Nov 20, 2010 03:04 PM

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

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            nosey Nov 20, 2010 05:06 PM

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

            1. The Chowhound Team Nov 21, 2010 08:37 AM

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

              1. Boston_Otter Nov 21, 2010 09:23 AM

                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.

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                  JoJo5 Nov 21, 2010 11:55 AM

                  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.

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                  Shangri-La
                  149 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478

                  1. hiddenboston Nov 22, 2010 05:16 AM

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

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