1. In Japan, for example, they would eat rice porridge:
Rice porridge, also known as okayu, is what you would eat when you feel like you are coming down with a cold in Japan. It’s very mild, hearty, and easy to digest.
2. Samgyetang from Korea:
Without much seasoning, a whole chicken is stuffed with sticky rice, garlic, dates, pine nuts, and other medicinal herbs, then stewed. Be careful about including ginseng though. It could make you feel worst if you have a fever.
3. Cauliflower soup from Norway:
A creamy soup simmered with cauliflowers, milk, and vegetable broth. Sounds like it would be great on a cold day!
4. Borscht from Russia:
A standard dish in Russia and Eastern Europe, but especially comforting when you have a cold. Borscht is a sour-ish soup made from beets and vegetables.
5. Kedgeree from India and Pakistan:
A rice and bean porridge cooked with turmeric powder, cumin seeds, garlic, and ginger. Sounds like it would warm you up quickly!