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Feeling Under the Weather…

I’ve been feeling unwell since Monday and lost much of my appetite. My severe headache is killing me, my throat is scratchy, I have blocked nose and can’t breathe. Arrrghhh!

Beehoon Soup/Vermicelli Soup

Luckily this bowl of steaming hot beehoon/vermicelli soup came to my rescue. Unlike my mother’s common belief that porridge/congee has magic healing power when one is sick, I opted for this dish instead. Ill or healthy, I’ve got to have my shrimp fix. A couple of head-on shrimps, a few dried shitake mushrooms, some fish balls plus the ultimate chili soy sauce, I think I am already feeling better.

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28 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. tigerfish

    OH dear, you better take care ok!
    I’m sure with that boost of chilli, it will clear up your blocked nose. How come all of you under the weather at the same time, buddingcook, wandering chopsticks, now you?
    Get well soon, and gear up for CNY!
    Take care.

  2. Melting Wok

    for a minute ago, I thought those shitakes were pork blood cubes hehe, ok, have some ham yu ham taan chook, pop somemore Vit C’s and sleep well :)

  3. fatboybakes

    aiya, i am also suffering the same symptoms. nose blocked, itchy throat, and massive headache caused by the clogged sinuses. when i blow my nose, or go poo poo, my head feels like exploding. summore going off to kuching tomorrow for friends wedding, and head feels like a ton.

    you passed me the virus via blog izzit???

  4. lucia

    i suppose anything that is steamy hot and soupy is good for healing! (esp. the blocked nose).

    hope you are feeling much better now, BY.

  5. Claude-Olivier

    Just wonderful !!! When I’m ill, I will come to you and you will cook me this recipe, is it ok ??? Oh please say: yes, claude ;-) Just perfect, as always on your blog ;-)


  6. elmomonster

    It seems like everyone is getting sick! Hope I don’t catch it, but if I do, I think this recipe will nurse me back to health. The chili especially.

    BTW, it’s a testament to how good a cook you are that you make such elaborate dishes, even when you’re sick. Reminds me of that scene from the movie Tampopo, when the dying woman uses her last breath to cook her family a final meal.

  7. malaykid

    girl, sorry to hear tht ur sick again. 2nd time this season ya?
    love tht recipe tho its weird having it when ur sick. lol! i like bubur nasi or just a simple curry flavor maggi when im sick. ;)

  8. Tricia Lee-Chin

    Hey feel better RM! It’s that time of year!!! Cold outside and warm inside … when you’re in and out of those kind of temp. sure to get sick!!!

    Your soup looks delicious! When I am under the weather! I always love spicy stuff!

    Get Well soon!!!

  9. simcooks

    The steam from the hot broth will definitely clear your blocked nose! Do get better soon. CNY is just around the corner. Lots of goodies to eat!

  10. UnkaLeong

    Oh Dear…Looks like a stuffy nose pandemic is spreading via blogs! FBB, you may have caught it from me ;)

    You get some rest gurl. Have to attned a party next week remember?

  11. Wandering Chopsticks

    Oh, no! I got sick on Monday too with the same symptoms. Did I you get me sick, or did I get you sick? Here’s to feeling miserable together. :(

  12. Rasa Malaysia

    Hey all –

    You guys are so sweet! :)

    As I am still weak so I am not going to respond to you one-by-one, but thanks so much for your kind words…yes, I will get well soon as I want to serve up more great dishes for you all.

    Many thanks again!

    Rasa Malaysia

  13. wmw

    Ha ha ha…maybe reading certain comments here and there have helped you recover faster. As they say, “Laughter is the best medicine!” LOL ;o)

  14. Karen

    Hope you are feeling much better. I am with you…noodle soup especially beehoon noodle soup rules my world. I always say, if I can only eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be noodle soup.

    Although, I must say congee is amazing for a very dreadful hangover. Even my very gwai-lo husband has succumbed to the healing powers of congee.

  15. Rasa Malaysia

    WMW – Yes, sick or not, I need my dose of comments love. :P

    Karen – thanks for your kind regards, I am feeling better now. Ooooh, will have to try it out the next time I have a hangover. ;P

  16. adrianne

    This beehoon soup sure is good when one is feeling under the weather. I like the sound of your beehoon soup recipe and will give it a try soon.

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