Coconut water, duck embryo used as hangover remedies
While hungover Indians reach for refreshing, electrolyte-rich coconut water to cure their post-bender misery, poached duck embryo and dried bull’s penis are some popular remedies around the world.
Here are a few hangover remedy traditions from drinking cultures around the world, according to the New York Daily News.
Filipino partiers calm a queasy stomach with a delicacy known as balut, a poached duck embryo, beak often included.
A popular remedy in the Western US is the Prairie Oyster, which is a drink made from Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper, and a whole raw egg. Diehards add a shot of vodka. It”s also widely known that hungover cowboys soothed their aching heads with a freshly brewed tea made from rabbit droppings, dubbed pellet tea.
Hungover Germans saddle up to katerfruhstuck, or ‘hangoverbreakfast’, which comprises a raw, pickled herring wrapped around pieces of gherkin and onion.
The morning after an epic boozefest, Namibians sip a concoction called Buffalo Milk, which is surprisingly devoid of actual buffalo milk. Rather, enjoy a brew of clotted cream, dark rum, spiced rum, cream liqueur, and whole cream, according to Gizmodo.
Brits are notorious for binge drinking – and their day-after remedy of choice, tucking into a fry up, a heaving platter of bacon, eggs, sausages, and side dishes such as beans and tomatoes.
Poles are famed for outdrinking just about anyone, but they are not immune to hangover hell. Their morning brew: a tasty swig of pickle juice, writes Lonely Planet.
After a heavy night of sake drinking, Japanese are known to eat pickled, dried ume, which is similar to a plum or apricot. Steep it in green tea to neutralize, sort of, the intensely sour taste, writes Gizmodo.
While Italians chase their hangovers with a fine cup of espresso, Sicilians are famous for their cure of eating a dried bull’s penis.