I've never understood why people seek out chicken noodle soup in times of trouble when they could have wonton instead. The simple broth is comparable,

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Best Cure-All for What Ails You

Ocean City Noodle Cafe

I've never understood why people seek out chicken noodle soup in times of trouble when they could have wonton instead. The simple broth is comparable, and if I'm having a bad day, juicy little packets of pork, ginger, and other assorted goodness are way more likely to cheer me up than strands of white meat. I've eased many of life's disappointments with a bowl of duck and wonton soup from Ocean City Noodle Cafe, a no-frills noodle shop across the hall from the opulent Ocean City dim sum house. Here my father and I fortified ourselves before facing another inevitable Mariners defeat in the Kingdome; here I cried my way through a bowl after a particularly disastrous admissions interview for Columbia. The subsequent years have been good to the place—there's now a menu in the window and new tablecloths and chair covers—but I still spend rainy days keeping company with the perfect wontons and rich barbecue duck, remembering what's important in the world.—Anna Roth

 
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