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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 RE: chefematician 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.

    Shanghai Gate
    204 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

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      chefematician RE: teezeetoo Nov 20, 2010 02:51 PM

      The Can Chua looks intriguing. Thanks for the tip.

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        gimlis1mum RE: chefematician 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 RE: chefematician 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 RE: chefematician 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.


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

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          Ralphie_in_Boston RE: BostonZest 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 RE: chefematician 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 RE: chefematician 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 RE: chefematician 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 RE: chefematician 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 RE: chefematician 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.

                  149 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478

                  1. hiddenboston RE: chefematician 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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