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Mexico: Menudo

Mexico: Menudo
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There are some Mexican recipes that anyone can make. Others, like menudo, require a more experienced cook, because it’s a soup made with tripe, aka cow stomach. If you can look past that main ingredient – it also has a red chilli pepper base – it can stimulate your sinuses and clear your muddled head.

Scotland: Irn-Bru Soda

Scotland: Irn-Bru Soda
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Scotch is Scotland’s alcoholic drink of choice, but Irn-Bru is the country’s “other national drink.” Pronounced “iron brew,” this orange fizzy drink gives you a jolt of caffeine to kick that hangover to the curb. Plus, it reportedly tastes a bit like orange Tic Tacs, and everyone likes orange Tic Tacs.

Croatia: Burek

Croatia: Burek
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This pastry is more hors d’oeuvres than dessert. It’s filled with either beef or cheese, so it absorbs all that alcohol with flavours that are universally loved.

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China: Congee

China: Congee
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Congee is a popular rice porridge and go-to comfort food not just for hungover folks, but for anyone who’s feeling under the weather. It’s easy to swallow and rehydrates while soothing your stomach.

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South Korea: Haejangguk

South Korea: Haejangguk
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This dish translates “soup to chase a hangover” or literally “hangover soup.” There are variations of the recipe throughout South Korea, but the basics are napa cabbage, soybean paste and congealed ox blood, which is also referred to as blood pudding. Certainly not for the faint of heart or stomach.

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Norway: Lutefisk

Norway: Lutefisk
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Nordic countries turn to lutefisk (dried white fish treated with lye) for holiday dinners and whenever they need a post-alcohol pick-me-up. Presumably they can look past the gelatinous consistency it gets through the cooking process.

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Bangladesh: Coconut water

Bangladesh: Coconut water
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Finally! A hangover remedy that you’ve actually heard of! Coconut water is used for the same reason here as it is in Bangladesh. It replenishes the electrolytes you lost at the bar and is 100 percent natural. A pro tip for next time: Coconut water is a great way to stay hydrated while you drink, so you avoid that dreaded headache altogether.

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Thailand: Pad kee mao

Thailand: Pad kee mao
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How appropriate is it that this dish literally means “drunken noodles?” Made of rice noodles, soy sauce, meat and/or seafood, garlic and bean sprouts, pad see mao will definitely get you out of that hungover funk.

Czech Republic: Utopenci

Czech Republic: Utopenci
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Pickled gherkins and sausages are the basis of the ultimate Czech breakfast. In English, “utopenci” means “drowned men,” so whoever named this dish definitely knew who their main consumers would be.

Romania: Ciorba De Burta

Romania: Ciorba De Burta
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Oh look, another tripe soup for you! We know you wanted more of that. Actually, tripe is a good source of protein, and the dish’s spicier ingredients (hot pepper, garlic, vinegar) take your stomach’s mind off the alcohol and let it focus on its other contents. Don’t knock tripe ’til you try it.

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