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Best Dishes to Eat When Sick? OC/LA

Stravinsky Nov 19, 2013 12:02 PM

Maybe not the most kosher title...

But as I seem to have a sore throat/cold this week, it has prompted me to wonder, what are the best dishes to have that preserve flavorful experiences, with soothing of the throat?

Is there anything beyond the basic chicken noodle/matzo ball soup, porridge, and curry?

Anything in particular place you like to go to for special dishes when afflicted?

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    jessejames Nov 19, 2013 12:04 PM

    Greenblatts soup

    1. wienermobile Nov 19, 2013 12:13 PM

      At Lenny's Deli in Westwood Full House Soup $13.95
      A tureen of soup with matzo balls, kreplach, noodles, rice and kasha. Served with a crusty heel of our home-baked rye bread.

      Or Brent's Matzoh Ball soup if you're in the Valley.

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        PayOrPlay Nov 19, 2013 07:36 PM

        Even when sick, man cannot live by chicken alone, so:

        Lentil soup ("Osh") or a Kuku sabzi (green omelette) sandwich on french bread at Attari Sandwich in Westwood.

        Lima bean soup at Nate 'n Al in Beverly Hills

        Tenshinhan (shrimp omelette) at Ramen-ya on Olympic

        1. ipsedixit Nov 19, 2013 07:49 PM


          Cuz you never know. You're sick. This might be it.

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            jessejames Nov 19, 2013 08:03 PM

            And the sick busboy wasn't allowed the night off either

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              J.L. Nov 19, 2013 09:13 PM

              He wouldn't ask for the night off in the first place - It's the Japanese way.

              1. re: J.L.
                chewbacca Nov 21, 2013 07:25 AM

                He was a Mexican employee.

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            happybaker Nov 19, 2013 09:18 PM

            Hot and sour soup from Chin Chin - with extra hot oil.

            It will cure what ails you!

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              set0312 Nov 21, 2013 01:01 AM

              Goat stew at El Parian should surely wipe away whatever demons haunt you.

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                mc michael Nov 21, 2013 06:28 AM

                Cocido from any number of spots.

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                  Ogawak Nov 21, 2013 07:37 AM

                  If I'm suffering a cold/sore throat/cough, I might opt for Iroha's chicken based red spicy ramen.

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                    latindancer Nov 21, 2013 08:27 AM

                    Pho and it has to be good.

                    But, being that it doesn't travel well, and it's hard to find it good stuff on the westside, I'll settle for my own chicken soup.

                    1. A5 KOBE Nov 21, 2013 02:48 PM

                      No 1 Noodle House spicy beef noodle soup will clear your sinuses and kill any sort of bacteria in your digestive tract. It will also make you sweat out the toxins, meanwhile all you will be thinking about it putting out the fire inside your mouth instead of how sick you are.

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                        jessejames Nov 21, 2013 02:51 PM

                        Oh, lots of nice treats at Organics Herbal Nutrition Center on La Cienega guaranteed to make you feel better. See a friendly doctor on the boardwalk first.

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