The past few days I haven't been feeling too well. And when you are sick, you tend to lose a bit of your appetite as well. The first day when I was feeling the worse, I couldn't stomach any rice at all, so instead ate my favourite comfort food when I'm sick, congee.
I usually have plain congee with an assortment of condiments. Some of my favourite condiments to go with congee are
*fermented tofu that you buy in jars
*dried prawns soaked in soy sauce
*pickled cucumber with chilli
*shredded dried pork
*canned dried fish
*thousand year old egg
Or sometimes if none of those things are available, just a plain bowl of congee with soy sauce tastes so good when you're sick.
I was discussing comfort foods when you are sick with my friend Emmanuel. He is of European background and he said his comfort foods were chicken soup and porridge. I guess porridge is a similar equivalent to congee, but you can have so many more condiments with congee. I also love soup when I'm sick, its so easy to eat when the thought of eating something solid makes you want to throw up sometimes.
What are your comfort foods when you are sick, anything particularly weird?