South Korean Hangover Cure: Haejangguk

The Koreans have a cure for your inevitable soju hangover -- a soup called haejangguk, which means “stew to cure a hangover.”

Video: Korean Haejangguk

Koreans call their hangover cure haejangguk, or 'stew to cure hangovers.'

Korean Haejangguk

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Koreans call their hangover cure haejangguk, or 'stew to cure hangovers.'

 

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.”

Recipe

Ingredients

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
Sesame oil

Instructions

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.

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