Over at Self Help Diva, I wrote about "Talk About Recovery" --- things to help in getting better physically. In the post, I noticed I wrote about drinks and food a bit. And, it reminded me of how much such things bring comfort to an ailing self.
Some of my favourite "comfort foods" include: Chicken and Macaroni Soup (sopas), Chicken and Rice Porridge (arroz caldo), Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate Cake, and well... just chocolate anything. Right now, I'm also in to fruits --- watermelon and strawberries, in particular. I do miss a lot of Filipino foods and fruits like pork barbecues, tinapa (smoked fish) with calamansi dip, all the grilled stuff (from prawns and squids to pork ribs, chops and tilapia), duhat, santol, green mangoes with bagoong, bopis, ripe mangoes, pastillas, kare kare... I'm also missing some of the food that I fell in love with during my days in Singapore --- Grilled stingray with sambal, Chilli crabs with honey buns, the fresh juices from Alexandra Village, the pork katsudon from NUS, the fried chicken from Singapore Poly's Malay stall, battered prawns, sweet and sour pork... Okay, I probably can go on and on, but I ought to stop. This is way too agonising.
Apart from favourite drinks and food, other things that bring comfort to me include: massages, messages from friends and family, favourite music, a nicely made bed and a comfortable blanket.
What about you? What are things that you crave for when you're not feeling well? What brings comfort to you?