I’ve been sick for almost a full week now. I spent the majority of this past weekend on my back coughing, sweating, wheezing, etc…
This past Sunday, I was feeling a whole lot better so I ventured out to Suwanee’s Assi Plaza to get some Korean style chicken soup from Toh Dam Tofu. The soup is called dakgomtang, and is a simpler version of samgyetang, a chicken soup where a whole chicken is stuffed with rice, dates, ginseng root and simmered in water.
Korean soups are considered revitalizing if you need to recover from an illness, strenuous activity, or a long night of slinging back a few cocktails… or ten.
There’s another seaweed-based soup called myeokguk, that women are encouraged to eat after they give birth. And there are many that will help out hangovers (kimchi jjigae got me through college in fact).
How about you? What do you eat to help you recover from being sick?
- by Gene Lee, Food and More blog
– Gene Lee writes about International Cuisine for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Eat, Drink, Man… A Food Journal.