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3Bros Dec 14, 2012 11:08 AM

I've come down with a nasty cold. I live right off of University Ave in St. Paul and was wondering if anyone has any dish suggestions to help kick this cold. Preferably something spicy to get the nasal passages workin, but all suggestions are welcome! Ok, back to bed....

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  1. mitch cumstein RE: 3Bros Dec 14, 2012 11:40 AM

    not too spicy but the congee at cheng heng is what I crave for a nasty cold. you can use the condiment tray for spiciness. Also, see boat noodles at bangkok thai, or pho from trieu chau. All in your area.

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      ibew292 RE: mitch cumstein Dec 15, 2012 05:43 AM

      My wife swears by their(Cheng Heng) Chicken Noodle soup. When she gets sick I drive over, have lunch, bring back a container of soup and a container of add ons. All in all not bad when she gets sick.

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      Violatp RE: 3Bros Dec 14, 2012 11:44 AM

      I don't know about your area, but some good hot & sour soup works a treat.

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        mitch cumstein RE: Violatp Dec 14, 2012 11:56 AM

        little szechuan is on university...

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          3Bros RE: mitch cumstein Dec 14, 2012 12:06 PM

          Any recommendations?

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            mitch cumstein RE: 3Bros Dec 15, 2012 12:02 PM

            pork or beef in szechuan broth, beef in spicy/sour broth or you could always do a hot and sour soup...

      2. coll RE: 3Bros Dec 14, 2012 12:12 PM

        Honey, preferably mixed in a shot of honey liqueur. Repeat every few hours as needed. That's what always works for me! Honey kills germs as well as anything else, and it tastes great to boot.

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          stymie RE: 3Bros Dec 14, 2012 12:13 PM

          My dad would make us a toddy (even when kids)
          Hot tea, brandy, honey, lemon. I used it for my kids and still use it for myself.

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            bkmnus RE: 3Bros Dec 14, 2012 02:43 PM

            My plan for colds this year involves hot liquids, spice and the probiotic kick from fermented veggies:

            1. Kimchi Tofu House on Oak St, near Washington Ave, East Bank U of MN - Sundubu (bubbling hot fish base with lots of Korean chili flakes and silken tofu along with your choice of meat, as well as the banchan that is served with it.
            2. 3 Tiers Bakery Cafe 50th and 34th Ave. Mpls - kimchi ramen in an incredibly physically hot broth with kimchi and a soft poached egg.
            3. Unideli inside United Noodles off of 24th and Hiawatha - pork tonkotsu ramen spicy style with lots of pickled ginger on top as well as a good load of chili oil

            Most importantly rest and drink lots of water.

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              steve_in_stpaul RE: 3Bros Dec 14, 2012 08:43 PM

              I forget the name of it (got it written down somewhere), but Hoa Bien has a hot and sour soup with chicken, tomato, and pineapple that is my go-to when I feel cruddy. In fact, if I'd felt better today, I would have gotten some, take-out.

              1. diesel RE: 3Bros Dec 14, 2012 09:48 PM

                Pho at Trieu Chau or Saigon.

                A bit farther away, kimchi nabe (udon noodle soup with beef, tofu, and kimchi) at Tanpopo.

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