Girl, I Wanna Make You Sweat


I’ve come to the internet cafe – the one I practically lived in during my first internet-less 4 months in Japan –  to print out an invoice for the magazine article I had published last month. Since I have so much time to kill after the printing, I shall share with you a recipe from Miho. It is, perhaps, just perfect for this wintry cold and flu season. I have a suspicion I will need to try it very soon. Sorry, Sean, I’m heading for your stash of Barry’s.

Ginger Milk

  • 1 cup milk
  • ginger root, grated, to taste
  • black tea, either in a tea bag or loose leaves
  • small amount of water
  • honey, if desired
  • sugar, if desired

Boil a small amount of very strong black tea. Add grated ginger and milk. Boil again. Add honey and sugar, to taste, if desired.

Miho says this recipe comes from a friend of hers, who learned it in India. It is something like chai. Miho has  been using this recipe for the past 20 years and says it is fantastic for sore throats and stuff noses. She recommends going to bed soon after drinking it. She says it will “make you to sweat out.”

Let’s all try Ginger Milk.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kao says:

    Sweating? *wrinkles nose* You should ask her for one that… doesn’t do that to you. haha *shudders* Isn’t there already enough sweat in the world? 😦

  2. Ruben says:

    Here’s a genki drink for you from my friends in Hong Kong. It definitely works for cold symptoms.. Hot cola with ginger!

    1 12 ounce can/bottle cola
    4 (1/4 inch) slices fresh ginger
    1 to 2 Tbs packed brown sugar
    4 thin slices of fresh lemon

    Boil Cola, ginger and brown sugar in small saucepan. Pour into a cup, add lemon slices and serve immediately. Makes 1 serving.

    It’s kinda weird but it works.

  3. ieatmypigeon says:

    Signore Ruben, that sounds pretty darn cool – and certainly easier to clean up afterwards! I’ll have to try that one, too.

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