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Food & How To: Ox Bone Hangover Soup (Korean)

For those having a tough time shaking off a hangover, wouldn’t it be nice if there was some kinda miracle juice? No kidding. Hey, some may be surprised but there are those who try to get rid of their hangover by taking paracetamol. Seriously. And the one who does it says, “Yeah, it’s pretty effective actually.”

No. No. Don’t try it. Some drinks coffee though. Hmm…

Then again, one key to recovering from hangover is hydration. Since, getting intoxicated was through liquid, ‘fighting’ it would be through liquid as well. So, drink, drink, drink! Oh, not again! Water? Juice? Yes. But more so, our feature for today. Ox Bone Hangover Soup.

Well, well.. As a hangover soup, the most obvious disadvantage (if we may call it such) of making ‘ox bone soup’ would be ‘time’. For starters, you need to boil it for around 3 hours — plus the cooking process itself. So this is like, you already gotta think of preparing the soup once you hear that your partner or whoever you are with goes out to drink. That means, you have to wake up a little earlier than usual to make the Ox Bone Hangover Soup (Ppyeo-haejangguk: 뼈해장국) for your ‘patient’ to have it upon getting up in the morning.

Another ‘disadvantage’ would be the price of the ox bone. It’s pretty expensive to be a ‘regular’ home meal. T’is why Maangchi also said that others might even think you’re rich, or there’s an occasion if they learn that you’re having the ‘hangover soup’. 0918-bonebroth-strain-590x332

However, the ‘benefits’ of course, aside from relieving one’s hangover would be its taste. Haha! Delicious, yeah! Even just from the looks of it — it’s like a mix of bulalo or balbacua and sopas. Wow!

Still, with the way Maangchi prepared the soup, she’s sort of ‘strict’ with measurements even if she says otherwise. Notice, just 6 cups of soup to be mixed with the vegetables? While the leftover, you could consume it ‘independently’. Yep, that’s the nice thing about it.

And that would make you forget the price of the ox bone! Enjoy!


YouTube Review: PSY – HANGOVER feat. Snoop Dogg M/V

It’s like it’s been years since we heard from YouTube phenom, South Korean rapper Psy, and it’s certainly good to know of another of his impending hits – this time teaming up with the Snoop Dogg.

Yes, after Gangnam Style.. There was Gentleman. But it’s just been far and few, and so now we bring you our YouTube featured video of the week – PSY – HANGOVER feat. Snoop Dogg M/V.

Hmm… well, just 2 days after uploading the music video, it now has over 36 million views – proof that people are really awaiting Psy’s performances, huh? Interestingly though, in this video, there was no Psy-led group dancing which contributed to his popularity like in his previous hits..

..instead, we see Psy riding the bandwagon of teaming up with other artists not only to produce good music but to increase reach as well.

And as we can see with Hangover, Psy’s trademark chaos blended well with the song resulting in an interesting music video.