Beyond Bacon-Egg-and-Cheese: Hangover Foods Around the World (Slideshow)
Beyond Bacon-Egg-and-Cheese: Hangover Foods Around the World
Countries around the world have their own sweet (and spicy) solutions to cure anyone of a hangover
1. Luxembourg: Verwurrelt Gedanken
These sugarcoated doughnuts are said to soak up alcohol in the sweetest way and are popular during Carnival.
2. Germany: Rollmops
Jarred and pickled herring fillets are rolled and stuffed with a savory filling like gherkin or green olive.
3. Ireland: The “Irish breakfast” or “Fry-Up”
This smorgasbord of breakfast delights traditionally includes sausage, fried egg, bacon, white pudding (oatmeal), black pudding (blood sausage), toast, fried potatoes, backed beans, soda bread and coffee. That oughta do it.
4. Bolivia: Fricasé
This spicy pork stew is somewhat similar to chili.
5. South Korea: Haejangguk or “Hangover Stew”
This soup, made of beef broth, cabbage, bean sprouts, radish, and egg, often contains chunks of congealed ox blood.
6. Senegal: Jassa
A chicken stew with onions, lemons, and hot African chilies will help you sweat out even the nastiest of hangovers.
7. Sicily: Dried Bull Penis
This delicacy is similar in texture to beef jerky and supposedly restores virility.
8. Thailand: Pad Keemao or “Drunken Noodles”
This stir-fried noodle dish, made with meat or tofu, soy sauce, garlic, vegetables, and hot chilies, got its name for a reason.
9. Namibia: “Buffalo Milk”
This drink doesn’t actually come from a buffalo at all; it’s a mix of ice cream, spiced rum, dark rum, cream liqueur, and clotted cream.
10. Turkey: Kokoreç
A sandwich filled with trilled sheep intestines with chopped tomatoes and peppers is said to soak up your nausea.
11. Japan: Shijimi Miso Soup
Shijimi clams contain ornithine, an amino acid that’s said to help liver function and remove toxins.
12. Mexico: Menudo
Menudo is a traditional soup made with beef stomach with lime, chopped onions, and crushed oregano in a red chili pepper base broth. It’s usually served with tortillas and other breads.
13. U.S.: Prairie Oyster
The “oyster” in this drink is actually the yolk of a raw egg served with Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt, and black pepper.