Clink your glasses and toast to whatever celebration that descends upon you this festive season. A little bubbly here and there, drinks to go with a delicious feast sounds just about right — until morning comes and your head feels like it’s been nailed to a wall. Thankfully, every culture has a type of food that helps stave off those horrible morning-after feels.
Soups and stews of any kind are greatly welcomed by Koreans and tourists alike, ranging from mild and savoury to hot and spicy, there’s something for everyone – even those who are recovering from the previous night’s festivities after overindulging in soju or makgeolli. Haejang-guk (or sulguk) means 'soup to chase away a hangover'. It is a hearty beef stew filled with delicious ingredients — mainly dried Napa cabbage, bean sprouts and meat in a beef broth.
There’s a Filipino dessert that is sure to soothe a night of partying by being sweet and palatable to an empty stomach. Taho is made of fresh silken tofu, topped with arnibal and sago pearls, which is easy to digest and warms you from the inside out. This staple comfort food can be found peddled all over the country; with equivalents being enjoyed in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.