For those having a tough time shaking off a hangover, wouldn’t it be nice if there was some kinda miracle juice? No kidding. Hey, some may be surprised but there are those who try to get rid of their hangover by taking paracetamol. Seriously. And the one who does it says, “Yeah, it’s pretty effective actually.”
No. No. Don’t try it. Some drinks coffee though. Hmm…
Then again, one key to recovering from hangover is hydration. Since, getting intoxicated was through liquid, ‘fighting’ it would be through liquid as well. So, drink, drink, drink! Oh, not again! Water? Juice? Yes. But more so, our feature for today. Ox Bone Hangover Soup.
Well, well.. As a hangover soup, the most obvious disadvantage (if we may call it such) of making ‘ox bone soup’ would be ‘time’. For starters, you need to boil it for around 3 hours — plus the cooking process itself. So this is like, you already gotta think of preparing the soup once you hear that your partner or whoever you are with goes out to drink. That means, you have to wake up a little earlier than usual to make the Ox Bone Hangover Soup (Ppyeo-haejangguk: 뼈해장국) for your ‘patient’ to have it upon getting up in the morning.
Another ‘disadvantage’ would be the price of the ox bone. It’s pretty expensive to be a ‘regular’ home meal. T’is why Maangchi also said that others might even think you’re rich, or there’s an occasion if they learn that you’re having the ‘hangover soup’.
However, the ‘benefits’ of course, aside from relieving one’s hangover would be its taste. Haha! Delicious, yeah! Even just from the looks of it — it’s like a mix of bulalo or balbacua and sopas. Wow!
Still, with the way Maangchi prepared the soup, she’s sort of ‘strict’ with measurements even if she says otherwise. Notice, just 6 cups of soup to be mixed with the vegetables? While the leftover, you could consume it ‘independently’. Yep, that’s the nice thing about it.
And that would make you forget the price of the ox bone! Enjoy!