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Your "Get Well" Chicken Soup

Omg, thank you so much for posting a faux pho broth! I love the broth so much but I don't have the inclination to do the full on homemade variety. I usually just order extra broth from my favorite pho takeout, but this is perfect for when I don't want the rest of the accoutrements.

Feb 09, 2012
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Your "Get Well" Chicken Soup

If I'm really sick and don't feel like cooking, but I need something warm and soothing, I pour a good chicken stock into a large mug or bowl, add salt/pepper, and microplane in a clove of garlic and about 1/2 inch of fresh ginger, and throw it in the microwave for 3 minutes. Also beef stock, salt/pepper, a sprig of fresh or dried thyme, and microplaned garlic. The thyme comes out just before eating. Delicious broth and back to bed.

Feb 09, 2012
Moochoux in Home Cooking

Your "Get Well" Chicken Soup

Second the arroz caldo! Tradition for illness in my Filipino family. Lots of ginger, and I add fried garlic to the bowl just before eating. I eat this when I have the flu, a cold, or a stomach sickness. It always makes me feel loads better. Of course, someone else has to make it for you. I made it for myself once and it didn't do much for me.

Feb 09, 2012
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Your "Get Well" Chicken Soup

Love this.

I second the hot and sour. Often available by delivery, and often spicy.

Feb 09, 2012
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Lipton's Noodle Soup noodles, what kind are they?

I know this is a relatively old post, but I wanted to post this for anyone still interested:

I think that Lipton's noodles are probably pre-cooked and freeze-dried, which is why it's possible to just add hot water to the mix and soak for a couple minutes. Ramen, which is quickly fried (to give it its delicious flavor and cool boxy shape!), must be boiled for 2-3 minutes to soften the noodles. So you might want to take that in to consideration.

I don't know how you'd freeze-dry cooked noodles. I assume you'd need some sort of dehumidifier in a freezer or something because the noodles contain so much water (compared to, say, freeze drying onions). Btw, the cappellini corti that jvanderh recommends looks very much like the Lipton noodles.

Feb 09, 2012
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