For quite some time Lords of the Drinks has brought you delicious recipes for hangover food from all over the world. These are all dishes that are believed to bring you back to life after a night of heavy fueling. Most of these recipes have been around and effective for centuries. For sure they are a lot healthier than the pills and energy drinks a lot of people use these days to fix their ‘morning sickness’. So take a look at the largest collection of international hangover food recipes and pick a medicine you like.
Albania – Tarator (cold yoghurt soup with garlic and cucumber)
Angola – Caldo de peixe (fish soup with potatoes and cassava)
Argentina – Revuelto Gramajo (scrambled eggs with ham and potatoes)
Australia – Pie floater (peas soup with a meat pie on top)
Belgium – Kater salade (salad with herring as the main ingredient)
Bolivia – Fricasé (spicy pork stew)
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Pače (soup from veal shank)
Brazil – Pastel (deep-fried pastry)
Bulgaria – Shkembe chorba (very simple tripe soup)
Canada – Poutine (greasy dish with fries and cheese curds)
Chile – Ajiaco (firm beef and potato soup)
China – Congee (rice soup with chicken)
Colombia – Caldo de costilla (soup made from beef ribs)
Croatia – Kisela juha (sour pork soup)
Czech Republic – česnečka (garlic soup with potatoes)
Dominican Republic – Sancocho de siete carnes (7 kinds of meat soup)
Estonia – Hapukapsasupp (sauerkraut soup)
Ethiopia – Quanta firfir (stew with injera and beef)
France – Cassoulet (stew/oven dish with pork and duck meat)
Georgia – Khashi (Powerful soup with tripe)
Germany – Katzenjammersuppe (soup with German saussage and sauerkraut)
Greece – Patsas (soup made from sheep tripe)
Guatemala – Picocita (beer with a special pepper and onion mixture)
Hungary – Lángos (Fried bread, spread with garlic)
Iceland – Sviðasulta (Sheep’s head terrine)
India – Palak Masoor Dal (soup with lentils and spinach)
Iraq – Kishkiyya (stew with yoghurt paste)
Italy – Spaghetti aglio e olio (simple pasta with olive oil and garlic)
Japan – Misoshiru (soup with miso and seafood stock)
Korea – Hae jang guk (soup from pork spine with ox blood)
Kyrgyzstan – Ashlyam Fu (Cold noodle soup)
Mexico – Menudo (tripe soup with Mexican spices)
Moldova – Zeama (chicken soup with egg noodles)
Mongolia – Bantan (creamy soup with meat and dough crumbs)
Netherlands – Haring met uitjes (salted herring with onions)
Panama – Sanocho de gallina (chicken soup with a lot of exotic ingredients)
Peru – Aguadito de pollo (soup from a whole hen)
Peru II – Ceviche (raw fish in citrus juice)
Philippines – Sinigang na baboy (sour pork soup)
Poland – Zurek (soup with Polish white saussage and hard boiled eggs)
Romania – Ciorba de burta (tripe soup with sour cream)
Russia – Malosolnije ogurtsy (homemade dill pickles in brine)
Senegal – Yassa (spicy chicken dish with white rice)
Serbia – Podvarak (dish with sauerkraut, bacon and rice)
Slovakia – Slepačia polievka (simple chicken soup)
Spain – Pincho de tortilla (bites made with potato and egg)
Thailand – Pad ki mao (spicy dish with noodles and chicken)
Turkey – Kokoreç (lamb or goat organs and intestines)
Uganda – Luwombo (chicken and mushrooms steamed in banana leaves)
Ukraine – Solyanka (soup with too many ingredients to mention)
United Kingdom – English breakfast (as well as Irish breakfast, Ulster fry, Scottish breakfast and Welsh breakfast)
Vietnam – Pho (a refreshing beef noodle soup)
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52 thoughts on “International Hangover Food”
Do you want a Czech hangover recipe? 🙂
Oh for sure we would love that! Could you help us with that? 🙂
I found a dish called… česnečka. Is this the most typical Czech way to fight the hangover? It sounds good with all the garlic. But if you have something else that would also be great! We love to learn our way around the international cuisine! 🙂
Yep, it is. I was just about to send you a recipe, but you already did your research. Good!! Česnečka is garlic soup, made really simply from potatoes (cook a few in water or use water from the previously cooked potatoes), mash then into tiny piece, add as much crushed garlic as you can stand, add a table spoon of some grease (the best is pork lard), spice up with marjoram, caraway, parsley and salt. Some people start by frying the onion first or you can refine it with cheese, bacon, bread crotouns etc..Great against hangover or upset stomach. As we say in Czech, it rises even a corpse back to life 🙂
You might have found this link already;
When ready, it should look something like that.
If you want, I can send you a picture next time I make it..
Good luck, I like your blog 🙂
Oh Eva this is more than I could ask for! Thank you very much for all the help! I think I will write the blog about this recipe tonight. And will prepare it within a week. It sounds like a delicious reason to get drunk haha…
Btw love the pics on your blog! You really know how to catch some spots in Holland that other people may just pass by too fast! 🙂
One more thing to complete your Czech food chapter. A picture I shot last week in Prague. I think it could fit in your blog. However, I cannot paste it here, so I will send it to your facebook account.
Oh super! The link is:
I like Thai food for hangovers, the spices sweat out the alcohol. Som Tum is good, or noodle soup with chilli
Oh great I’ll look into that right away! I can imagine how it must work miracles when your face starts to sweat like hell… I love spicy stuff after drinking! 😀
One of the best ways I know to fight a hangover? Drink more. But actually. The screwdriver (http://brokeandthirsty.com/2013/07/05/screwdriver/) is known to be a great hangover recovery drink because of all the vitamins and nutrients in orange juice.
These recipes look great though – I’m gonna have to try them out the next time I’ve had a bit too much the night before
haha indeed it is the best way!!! If you are to sick to start with beer a screwdriver indeed is good… But be sure to drink at least 3 right away… Orange juice in general is very bad for an upset stomach. So don’t hold back on the alcohol!
I also like a bloody mary or a gin tonic to get started again!
I am noticing a trend here with the tripe.
Well yes, there are 4 of them… Well, what can we say, it’s just amazing stuff! We put 3 in one article. But more and more we also get other dishes! 😉
Not knocking it, it is quite popular across many different cultures. Just, have never heard of it in the hang over cure group, but hell people treat it like chicken soup so why not!
I always kept it simple, personally. Pork fat of some kind, eggs, potato, toast 🙂
Sounds also good! Well greasy stuff usually works. But soup is also nice since a proper night of drinking leaves you dehydrated like hell! 😉
very true what ever works for ya 🙂 i suppose i would deal with a bacon cheddar and potato soup. well i could have that one any day, lets be honest:)
Absolutely… If I speak for myself I forsee many more hangovers in the future, so a little diversity in the cures probably wouldn’t hurt! 😉
Here here, cheers! 😀
SO much soup haha. Although, that makes sense when you’re dealing with the worst kind of hangover that feels like you’re dying and never want to move from bed, couch, or floor. Soup would be the easiest thing to eat. I’ll have to try it one of these days, thanks for the idea!
You’re welcome! I hope you will like them! Thanks for the visit! 😀
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Tripe will NEVER touch these lips!
I have an easy, clean solution that has always worked for me. After your binge drinking and before you get to bed, take a multivitamin with a full glass of water. You’ll either have no hangover, or a less brutal one the next day, so you can skip the pork spine and ox blood .
Hahahaha where’s your sense of adventure? 😉
i am from india.
a very popular way of killing the hangover here is having a glass of a strong lemon water or you could just simply lick a slice of lemon or keep it between tour teeth and inner cheek for fifteen minutes.
it really helps!!
Nice! I also heard coconut-milk is a popular cure in India. I was curious if you might have any dishes that are known to have the same effect. Do you know any? We would love to add a dish from the rich Indian cuisine to our collection.
Caldo: fish supe with palm oil onions sweetpotato and cassava, best in test
Oh for sure I’m gonna check that out. We wanted more dishes from the African continent anyway. Thanks a lot!
In Russia, it’s common to drink the salty liquid from salted cucumbers and cabbage to cure a hangover, but these recipes look much nicer 🙂
Actually the Russian one is also here. I must say that I really love the pickles while drinking vodka, but the morning after I prefer a soup or something.
If you are not too drunk, take a tablespoon of sugar dissolved in the glass of water before going to sleep 🙂 really help by giving the enough energy to the organism to metabolize the alcohol while you are sleeping. Multivitamin (or only vitamin C) and multimineral will not hurt at all 🙂 Vit. C is making destruction of alcohol faster (it also help if you do not want to get drunk fast – that why you liked pickles with vodka :)) and multiminerals after waking up helps to recover the electrolyte balance in the organism (changes in this balance are caused by the often visits to the restroom, in the process of getting drunk. specially if you are a beer drinker. Also – changes of this balance are solely responsible for the headache afterwards, so regaining this balance is the only way to get rid of the headache, if you do not want to use painkillers).
Ideal meal after the drinking:
Yogurt (white, and a lot of it), some spicy soup (Czech Cesnecka, or some strong chicken soup with a lot of spices), young soft white cheese (liver regeneration), multivitamin and multimineral from some diet supplements (or salt water from pickles or cabbage), white bread (not much of it, but much better than any kind of dark bread since it is much easier digestible), some fresh vegetables (hot green pepper, tomato, onion, garlic and cucumber salad, if you ask me) and coffee or any energy drink (energy drinks are much more effective on the short terms, but coffee on a long term). Avoid fried, greasy, graham and whole bean products.
Enjoy your drinking and cheers from Serbia
Thanks a lot for your tips. Hangover cures from Serbia must be taken serious… I’ve drunk with Serbians in the past and they mean business haha. The trick with the sugar is new for me. So thanks a lot for the handy tips.
See my countryman Dusan is real expert. But the most traditional cure for hangover in Serbia is sauerkraut! Sauerkraut is one of the few, if not the only, natural ingredients, where a person is able to improve the nature, ie. increase the nutritive properties through a process of pickling. Specifically, the process of pickling cabbage fermentation makes extremely active cobalamin (vitamin B12), which are normally found only in foods of animal origin (eg, ham). For this reason, sauerkraut is indispensable foodstuff. All multi-year research repeatedly confirms that the cabbage contains vitamin C can safely compete with lemon and orange. Therefore, sauerkraut is not only recommended for consuming after drinking, but also it is perfect as a snack during drinking. It is perfect with rakija (I suppose professionals like you know what rakija is :D).
But that is not all. Sauerkraut makes “rasol”. Translation is “brine” (Thanks Google!). In Serbia brine is well known beverage that has established itself as a panacea for all problems related to the digestive tract. Some of us call it “cabbage ice tea”. In the morning after, if you have two glasses of rasol you will be as good as new! Retrieved during numerous centuries!
thanks a lot for your tip. Of course I am familiar with Serbian rakija. It’s simply awesome. Just like your slivovic, which is my favorite drink.
I think it is about time I write about the Serbian cure for hangovers. We have the Russian brine so far, but with pickles and not with sauerkraut. So for sure we can add a new chapter to this section. I will make a post soon, I promise.
So take care and živjeli!
Haha! That is the proof that good drink speaks three foreign languages (minimum!)
This is no joke, but science fact: http://blog.brainscape.com/2011/04/foreign-languages-drunk/
One more subject for the next post.
Just one short explanation: slivovic is just one kind of rakija, it is rakija made of sliva (plum rakija). But to avoid discrimination to other heavenly liquids made in Serbia, lets name some of the others:
kajsijevača (apricot rakija), jabukovača (apple), kruškovača (pear), dudovača (mulberry – great!), and my favorite dunjevača (quince). Grape rakija is a special story, there are several kinds.
Wow, I feel thirsty! One more hint for a post in the end: 100 drinks you must try before you die!
Oh I love that idea. But first I am joining you for a well deserved drink.
Well… Sorry it took me a while, but I just posted a Serbian dish. I found this one with sauerkraut and judging by the other ingredients I have no doubt that this must be an awesome hangover cure. I’m gonna make it myself very soon, just to be sure haha
You can add Estonia to your list – dill pickles (sometimes only the liquid) and kefir 🙂 Also Solyanka and Borscht! I love your blog, this will be my hangover bible 🙂
Thanks a lot for the nice words and your tips. I would love to add Estonia. The dill pickles we already had in the Russian one and Solyanka in the Ukranian. Borscht might be a good one to add next.
Is there also a special dish that is only eaten in Estonia or maybe the Baltic States?
There are view recipes that I think are pretty Estonian, like sauerkraut soup, meat jello or beet and potato salad. If you need a recipe, I have them in my blog…but borscht is a good one as well!
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Hmmmm this meat jello looks pretty interesting and (important) pretty original. Would you say this is considered a hangover cure?
Sauerkraut soup for sure is a good option too. I once saw a recipe from Latvia or Lithuania but I’m sure I can find an Estonian recipe too.
I got a recipe for sauerkraut soup, that´s a cure for hangover but meat jello I don´t think so 🙂
If you decide to go with the soup – http://torontocooks.com/2014/02/24/sauerkraut-soup/
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Yeah I will go with the soup. Thanks a lot! 😀
Awesome! Keep me posted! 😉
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Of course! 🙂
I’m Australian and have never heard of the ‘pie floater’, in fact that sounds downright disgusting. In reality it’s always egg and bacon, mostly bacon, either fried up or from maccas (McDonalds). Grease is the solution!
Well it is a dish from Adelaide, so probably you are from another part of Australia. Cheers,
Yeah, the east coast is where the majority of us live.
Next time I meet someone from Adelaide, I’m going to ask them if they eat pie floaters 😉
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Nice! Please do so! 😀
wow thanks alot.. greting from colombia