Hearty Soup for Sick Times


You’re coughing your lungs up and all you want to do is curl up in bed and watch Buffy re-runs, food is just not appealing (what?!!!), nothing tastes good, the thought of any solid food going down your poor abused throat makes you want to curl up and cry, coffee tastes like crap, but you have to have some food because you have to take the meds that stop you from hacking your lungs out. So, what do you do? You drink soup. I’ve had lots of soup these couple of days and other than Campbell soup, this Chinese Beef Noodle Soup has been my best friend. It’s tasty, the garlic, ginger and star anise gives it the most amazing flavour that I can taste through the phlegm (^_^) stuck in my throat and nose. You can make it as thick or as thin as you like, I made it pretty thin because I wanted it soupy. Cook it for a couple of hours and the beef shank is incredibly tender. The rice noodle is perfect because it’ll slip down your throat without much friction. Cook a big batch and it can last you a couple of days while you nurse your cough. Taste better the second day actually.

I’m drinking beef soup because apparently chicken is bad for you when you’re coughing. Who knows, but when you’ve been coughing like I’ve been, I’ll listen to whatever old wives’ tale.


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