At some point in my life I became absolutely convinced that one has to consume hot and sour soup when one has a cold. The last time I had a cold I tried King Tsin, China Village, and ??? on San Pablo. I wasn't really impressed with the instantaneous curative powers of any of those three, though they were delicious and obviously did get better. I'd be interested in reading hounds howlings on the best Hot and Sour soup, even if it is not an authentic style. Obviously, I'll listen more attentively if your suggestion is in Albany/N.Berkeley, but I'll note for future reference any really good ones in the bay area. Thanks in advance, and I hope it works.