Hangovers are no fun for anyone. People go to many lengths to avoid, prevent, or cure them. If the thought of food makes you sick, you can try hangover-curing yoga poses. Scientists are even trying to make hangover-free wine with designer yeast. Until they do, we are stuck with our usual remedies.
However, eggs and bacon won’t clear that throbbing headache for everyone. A lot of people hate the taste of hydrating drinks like coconut water. Aspirin may upset your stomach. Hair of the dog? No thanks. But don’t worry. There is a hangover cure out there for everyone — and that is evident in the many dishes around the world that people believe cure hangovers. Here are five of them that we in America might consider a bit odd.
Buffalo Milk (Namibia)
Contrary to what its name suggests, there is no buffalo milk in “buffalo milk.” It is a mix of vanilla ice cream, spiced rum, dark rum, cream liqueur, and heavy cream.
Menudo is a traditional soup made with tripe, lime, chopped onions, and crushed oregano in a red chile pepper-based broth. Why be contrite about how much you drank last night when you can be contripe?
Penis Braid (Sicily)
In Sicily, dried bull penis, in the form of a jerky, is supposed to restore energy to the drowsy individual who threw back a few too many the night before. If it doesn’t make him or her throw up.
Prairie Oyster (USA)
There’s no seafood here, just the yolk of a raw egg served with Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt, and black pepper. It’s served in a shot glass, almost as if mocking you.
To make rollmops, pickled herring fillets are rolled and stuffed with a savory filling like gherkin or green olive. It’s sort of like inside-out German sushi.