South Korean Hangover Cure: Haejangguk
Korean Haejangguk 01:46
The most popular Korean liquor is soju, a slightly sweet distilled spirit, which is also referred to as “the common people’s drink.” But beware: This booze is not for the faint of heart, and it’ll get you drunk pretty quickly. Luckily, the Koreans have a cure for your inevitable hangover -- a soup called haejangguk, which means “stew to cure a hangover.”
5 cups water
10 dried anchovies
A piece of dried konbu/seaweed, about 4 inches square
1/2 tsp. smashed garlic
1 green chili (jalapeno)
1 tsp. salt
2 fistfuls of sprouts
Pour the water into the pot and add the seaweed and anchovies.
Bring it to a boil; then discard the seaweed and anchovies.
Add the sprouts and boil for 1 minute; then add the garlic, salt and chili.
Grab a bowl before heading to bed after a night of drinking.