Things I can actually eat and drink when sick.
-Ginger Honey Tea (must be ginger that’s been marinating in honey 1:1 ratio)
Soothes nausea, and helps with upset stomach.
Can get a giant jar of this goodness from already put together at the Korean market.
This could possibly be good with some club soda.
-Vernors Ginger Ale
And yes, it must be Vernors. I guess that’s the Michigan in me.
-Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels
I like the ones from Trader Joes, but the Walgreen brand ones are not too bad either.
Chocolate helps kill bad bacteria in your stomach and pretzels are dry and salty. Plus the combo of this is just plain good. Cacao is said to be good for stomach and intestinal cancer too. 🙂
-Japanese udon with egg
This is a given for any Japanese person I think. I even like it with the skinny noodles we call Nyuumen. Not so strong in taste, gives me protein and something to fill my stomach.
-Okayu or Congee (Rice Porage)
No explanation necessary, I think. Bland and filling. Easy to keep down.
-Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles (Mul Naengmyun)
This is my new sick person remedy food. Vinegary soup and cold noodles with the pears go down so easy and the garlic and ginger is very appetizing. Da Rae Jung on Lincoln North of Foster in Chicago. There is no sign in English, but it says Korean Restaurant on the outside.
-Korean Samgyetang(삼계탕), “ginseng chicken soup”
Has ginseng, ginger, garlic, chicken, rice, do I need to explain this bowl of get wellness?
Warm, slightly spicy and sour soup is perfect with sprouts and noodles.
I recommend going to Pho777 on Argyle in Chicago for that.
-Tom Yum Soup
Sour, spicy, garlicky and appetizing but has all the good veggies and protein to get better.
We like Thai food from Opart Thai on Western in Lincoln Square. Always yummy. Have not had a bad item from here.
-Salsa Verde (no onions)
Sour taste is actually great for my appetite but only with baked chips not the fried ones. Too oily…
-Lastly, Mexican Chicken Soup (tortella soup. Not the Tex Mex kind that has cheese)
Slightly spicy, a little sour, and lots of veggies and chicken. Kind of like your Chicken Noodle Soup but better.
Fortunately we are not that far from where we call Little Mexico. Lots of great Mexican places to go to get real Mexican cuisines. No Tex-Mex here!
Well this is my list of foods to eat when sick. One of my greatest remakes is Mexican to Korean.
Day one have half of the Mexican Chicken soup. And then on day two, cook up some Korean Buckwheat noodles, add some apple vinegar to the left over Mexican soup and some salt and a little bit more water. Julien some pears and cucumber, add to soup with the noodles and eat cold. Now you have something like the Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodle soup (Mul Naengmyun). Very good and good for you.