Asians Top Hangover Cures
Asians Top Hangover Cures
A huge problem after going through a fun night involving alcohol is a hangover. Anyone would not want to be in even after a lot of drinking the night before and the struggle of getting out of it is real! There are a lot of hangover cures around the world. Let’s focus on Asians top hangover cures.
Here are the Asian top hangover cures:
1) Haejang-guk (Korean Hangover Soup) – Korea
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“Haejang-guk’ means hangover soup. It a traditional home-style Korean meal cooked in a clay pot. It is thick and spicy, one of the great hangover cures.
The ingredients of the soup are ox bone broth, soybean paste, white radish, soybean sprouts, green onions, and oxblood cube.
The strong flavor of the stew knocks up all your senses and it fills you up. Thus, it is a great choice to nurse a hangover.
I love this stew because the aroma blows off the nauseous feeling and it is appetizing. I give this soup a rating of 9/10.
2)Sinigang na baboy (Pork soup with tamarind powder) – Philippines
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Sinigang is a Filipino sour and savory stew which often associated with tamarind. This sinigang is popular in the Philippines as a remedy for a hangover. This soup is tasty and easy to make. Yet, I recommend you make this before you go out for your fun night. You can put it in the fridge and heat it up the next morning.
The main ingredient of this soup is pork. Other alternatives to pork are chicken, beef, shrimp, and fish. The main souring agent for this soup is tamarind. You can also use tomatoes, pineapples, guava and green mangoes to replace tamarind. You can cut the pork anyhow you want; there is no specific way to slice the pork.
I use pineapples most of the time because it softens the meat. You can feel the meat melts in your mouth and the smell of the pineapples.. it tastes and smells heavenly! It is definitely easy to make.
This soup is not available as a takeaway, unfortunately. You can cook this at home. All you need is onion, pork, tamarind, chili (optional) and vegetables. Saute onions until soft and then add pork. After a while, add water and half beef broth (optional) to make it more flavourful. When it boils, add tamarind mix it well, add vegetables and voila, it’s ready to go!
My ratings for this soup? 9/10
2) Congee – China
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Congee is a simple rice porridge. A clay pot is usually used to cook congee. There are many ways to cook congee. Different parts of China have different ways of making it. You can cook congee with leftover rice as it shortens the time. To make congee, boil rice grains with a larger amount of water for a longer time until it is well-combined. You can add meat, seafood, and vegetables to your liking.
I usually mixed mine with pepper and leek. It adds more flavor and scents to it. When you can’t swallow anything or you lose your appetite but you feel hungry, try eating congee. The texture is smooth so it is way easier to swallow and it is healthy too! If your body aches after a long night of binge drinking, congee is definitely for you since it is easy to make.
I sometimes rest while waiting for the congee to cook then eat it with any side dishes available in the fridge. It is convenient for me that way. I give this an 8/10.
3) Ginseng Tea – Hong Kong
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Ginseng tea has a lot of health benefits; from lowering blood pressure to curing cancer. Besides that, it cures a hangover.
Ginseng tea is available in a form of packets and supplements sold in pharmacies. You can also find ginseng in traditional Chinese herbal shops.
Before drinking alcohol, drink ginseng tea at least half an hour before. It speeds up the elimination of alcohol from the body, according to a research. It neutralizes alcohol and relieves an upset stomach due to its natural content. Furthermore, it helps with detoxification other than cleansing and regenerating the liver. Ginseng tea is a very healthy drink.
It has, bitter taste. Adding honey or sugar tones down the bitterness. It has a bit of minty taste which is helpful in relieving a sore throat.
Drinking ginseng tea often gives my body a bit of a shock due to its bitterness. If I have a mild hangover, I usually am fine after drinking this. It also soothes a headache. I give this drink a 7/10 rating.
4) Green Tea – Japan
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Other than being a popular healthy drink for weight loss, green tea is also an antidote for alcohol hangover. It is a powerful antioxidant also protects the liver against excessive alcohol consumption. Moreover, it reduces a headache and nausea. Note that Japanese green tea contains a bit of caffeine. Thus, it is not for anyone who wants to sleep off a hangover. It is also good for detoxification.
Green tea has a special fragrance. It is quite strong but for some, it is bearable and some the love the smell of it. When you drink it, you can actually taste the green tea which gives you a cool relief kind of feeling.
You can get this anywhere; restaurants, convenient stores, and a shopping mall. It comes in different forms; powdered or packets of green tea leaves and canned drinks.
I drink this to detoxify my body the next morning, after chilling in a bar. I don’t drink too much of this due to the caffeine content. Also, the fragrance is too strong for me. So, I rate this 5/10.
5) Coconut Water – India
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Everyone is familiar with coconut water. Even in western countries. Coconut water might not be the best cure but it does work on a nursing hangover.
“Dehydration can cause the brain to shrink because our brain contains up of 70% water”
– Shona Wilkinson, a nutritionist at nutricentre.com
According to vast researches, coconut water contains anti-oxidant and electrolytes, particularly potassium. It has low antioxidant than any other fruits but more potassium than a banana. It is also loaded with sodium, sugars and other electrolytes. The contents of coconut water not only replenishing your body but also hydrating you. It is sweet and it encourages you to stay hydrated if you have difficulties with drinking fluids.
Where can you get coconut water? You can get it from street vendors selling fresh ones and bottled ones are on store shelves.
Coconut water is refreshing, hydrating and some are sweet to drink. Yet, it is not enough to get rid of a hangover if taken in a small amount. It might not work for some people. You might need to drink a lot of it to feel better. Most of the time you will not be able to taste it. It is because of loss of sense of taste after too much drinking. You will feel as if it does not affect you at all. Due to this, I am rating this drink 4/10.
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