Cures for the Common Cold

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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?

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Shu Feng Restaurant

8435 Olive Blvd., University City, MO

Category: Restaurant

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+1 pho with lots of cock sauceCha Long aka Congee aka rice gruel....

Mike N.
Mike N.

"Guinness is Good for You" was a popular ad slogan decades ago... General Tso's is probably a better idea, though. But where's the broccoli in that pic? My idea of General Tso's contains plenty of broccoli, which of course contains plenty of good nutrients...


sushi and all the wasabi i can possibly handle


the chili at sweet art tends to do the trick. They're on winter hours now, so watch out for when they're closed.

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