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Jan 3, 2013 01:11 PM

Best soup for a cold?

What soup might clear a stuffed-up nose?

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      1. re: knucklesandwich

        Nobody mentioned menudo? I'm surprised. Squeeze a bunch of lemon in and thinly sliced scallions and chopped cilantro, heaven for a cold or not.

      2. Spicy Thai coconut with chillies and ginger! Made some last week.

        1. Ok...I'll be the one...chicken soup! With lots of vegetables...and a bottle of rooster sauce on the side.

          1. Hot and sour with hot mustard, or chicken soup with matzo balls.

            1. all good suggestions so far...

              My best ever was kim chee chi gae. I was coming down with a cold, and the Spousal Unit took me out to a local Korean restaurant for dinner, and suggested that I order kim chee chi gae. The waitress looked at the SU (Japanese American) then at me (curly blond hair, blue eyed white girl), and back at the SU as if to say "does she *know* what she's ordering?" SU smiled and I got the hottest soup I'd ever had. Cleared the sinuses and I'm convinced it shortened the duration of the cold!