Cures for the Common Cold

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The General Tso's chicken at Shu Feng - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • The General Tso's chicken at Shu Feng
At some point yesterday evening, a malevolent force took up residence in my head, forcing the immediate evacuation of my sinuses and filling the empty spot where the average person has a brain with helium.

When this happens, as it does a few times each winter, I choose one of two remedies. The first is a bowl of pho. The second, today's selection, is a specific lunch at Shu Feng: hot tea, a bowl of hot & sour soup and General Tso's chicken, extra spicy. Without fail, I walk out of the restaurant feeling much better than I did walking in.

I'm sure I'm not the only one with a specific folk remedy or superstition or whatever you want to call it when a cold strikes. Readers, what are your favorite restaurants, dishes and foods to fend off a cold?