From the pickled sheep’s eyes to the hot soup patch, each country has its own “medicine” for the hangover. Click and browse the most interesting and strange treatments for hangover from different cultures around the world.
Cocktail with raw egg
The famous American cocktail with raw egg includes Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt, pepper and a whole raw egg. Some add tomato juice and vinegar. These explosive ingredients of this cocktail dissolve the toxins and make it very effective for your body.
To get rid of what the Germans describe as “cat laughter,” you should also eat “katerfrühstück,” a breakfast special for cats and people with a hangover consisting of herring rolls wrapped with onion and pickled cucumber. The brine will make you drink more water while sugar will help you fight hypoglycemia.
Full English breakfast
The British believe that the English breakfast, ie bacon, sausage, fried eggs or poac, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, black pudding and toasted bread, is the best cure for hangover. The proteins and fats contained in this meal help the liver to re-function properly and the amino acid contained in the egg help remove the toxins.
For Japanese drinkers, there is always the umeboshi (with ume, a local fruit, pickle). Although its salty may not be suitable for cowards, if you soak it in hot water, mix it with green tea or try it with boiled rice, you may be able to do it harder. This fruit is rich in electrolytes and helps in the function of liver and digestion.
In Mexico they prefer a hot soup like our own patch. The soup contains an animal’s belly, vinegar, garlic and pepper. This soup, rich in protein and spices, neutralizes the toxins of alcohol. Similar soups eat in Romania, Turkey and Korea.
The Indonesians end a night with kaya toast, made with kaya, a coconut jam and egg or coconut milk, milk and sugar-sprinkled. Indonesia’s national breakfast is also famous in the neighboring country of Singapore. Ayana travel suggests this dish too.
Juice with sheep’s pickles
So they do in Mongolia. Two eyes of pickled sheep in a glass of tomato juice help, in their opinion, in the hangover. Tomato juice helps the liver to easily remove toxins from the body.
The Scots response to the hangover is the refreshment drink with orange-colored phosphorescent color, including iron. Sugar and caffeinated beverage combats the effects of such a binge. In fact, many Scots prefer to eat Irn-Bru sausage before they drink, which is made with this soft drink instead of water to avoid the unpleasant consequences of a hangover.
In the Philippines, residents after a hangover have traditionally been eating a “balut,” in other words a fertilized duck embryo. Duck meat is rich in cysteine, which helps eliminate the unpleasant effects of the acetaldehyde toxin present in alcohol.
Haejangguk, precisely means “soup for the hangover” and is the number one treatment in North Korea. Although the ways of manufacturing vary from region to region, the most popular recipe includes beef bones made with raw Chinese cabbage, soy paste and frozen beef.
Residents of Sicily after a night of heavy wine, eat pizzles. Rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and hormones, they are made from the secret parts of a bull. Most, of course, Italians prefer a few cups of espresso to cope with the hangover.
Pie with minced meat and cheese and chocolate milk
The New Zealanders drink a glass of chocolate milk with a hot pie with minced meat and cheese. A meal that calms you and is rich in protein breaks down into amino acids, which helps the liver to detoxify immediately.
A popular dish in China, congee, is a treat not only for hangover but also for any kind of sickness. It is essentially a thick rice soup that moisturizes the dehydrated body.
The tiger’s milk, also considered aphrodisiac, is the traditional treatment for the hangover in Peru. This cocktail contains lime juice, coriander, garlic, onion, hot peppers, salt, pepper and fish. The acidity and spices contained in this drink help eliminate the toxins and give energy to the body.