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Best hangover meal in LA?

Clare K Feb 8, 2007 09:22 AM

Went to Opus last night for another incredible meal (I know you posters have read your share of Opus reviews so I leave it at squab, milk-fed poussin, crab salad w/ savory pistachio pudding, oxtail and bone marrow ravioli, hamachi sashimi and a few more things - all outstanding!). Drank too much wine. The headache this morning begged to inquire, "What is your favorite hangover meal in Los Angeles?"

I know I won't get to any of your suggestions today but I will keep the list for future reference. I'll start:

+Carnitas and cochinita pibil tacos at Yuca's in Los Feliz

+Biscuits and gravy at Eat Well in Glendale

+Western Bacon Cheeseburger with Criss-cut fries at Carl's JR (but I will redeem myself by saying I haven't had one in YEARS)

+A big plate of stewed goat meat with all the fixings at Birrieria Chalio in Alhambra

+The lamb bolognese at Pete's Cafe in downtown (I am a sucker for pappardelle pasta of any kind)

+The chilaquiles with scrambled eggs at Camillo's in Eagle Rock

+The sausage and egg crossaindwich with bite-sized hash browns at Burger King. Yes, I said Burger King. It's eggy, cheesy, greasy goodness with a side of crispy stuff. It works.

+The carnitas burrito at the Mexican bakery on Walnut Avenue in San Gabriel by the railroad tracks. Been going there since I was a kid but I cannot remember the name...we always just called it "The Mexican Bakery."

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  1. eatdrinknbmerry RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 09:24 AM

    Mmmm, I just had Yuca's last night and it was yum.

    For me, I need liquids to quell a hangover. I always eat pho at Golden Deli or Pho 79 when my head is in a vise. Something about soup that revives you.

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      MeowMixx RE: eatdrinknbmerry Feb 8, 2007 09:52 AM

      Totally agree. I can't even think of greasy foods the morning after. I always go for pho, or some korean spicy soupy thing (dumpling soup, soon tofu, etc)

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        gsw RE: eatdrinknbmerry Feb 24, 2007 11:58 AM

        Agreed! Pho at Pho So 1, perfect hangover remedy.

      2. ipsedixit RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 09:36 AM

        Pho at GOLDEN DELI

        Beef noodle soup at DAI HO KITCHEN

        Sausage Egg McMuffin with ranch dressing at McDONALD'S

        Congee with salted duck eggs at DING'S GARDEN

        Mexican hot chocolate at ZONA ROSA

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          eatdrinknbmerry RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 11:01 AM

          haha ipsedixit/meowmixx... yes pho is so essential - pho chin nam for me. BNS at Dai Ho is good too. Check my blog for my version of BNS. Meow...oh i love any kind of korean tang/chigae too... i always go to Elephant Snack. i know it's not good but it's only place i know of. please help.

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            MeowMixx RE: eatdrinknbmerry Feb 8, 2007 11:33 AM

            lol. I like Elephant Snack :)

            There's always Mr. Jinju 3377 Wilshire Blvd. #100 for oxtail soup - throw in some salt and tons of green onions. They also have a red pepper mix you can throw in there if you like it spicy. Good kimchi too. Apparently they serve soon tofu now too, but cant say if it's any good. For the best soon tofu, Beverly or Sokongdong (both on Olympic, near Vermont). For hand-cut soupy noodles (kal gook soo), I've been meaning to try Myung Dong (3630 Wilshire Boulevard) but the version at Yu chun (known for their cold noodles "naengmyun" - 3470 W. 6th St) isn't bad. Their dumpling soup (mandoo dduk gook) is pretty good there too - huge kimchi dumplings in a beef broth with sliced rice cakes. Oh and there's Ma Dang Gooksoo (869 S Western Ave Ste 1) for kal gooksoo as well - good stuff.

            Hope this helps :)

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              eatdrinknbmerry RE: MeowMixx Feb 8, 2007 11:43 AM

              At elephant snack i always get the cabbage/beef rib soup. The lady with the braces is super nice. thanks for the recommendations.

              also, what do you recommend for sushi? haha jk. i already know the answer.

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                MeowMixx RE: eatdrinknbmerry Feb 8, 2007 12:16 PM

                haha. love your kalbi tacos btw .... I normally chop up galbi and throw it on a corn tortilla with some tapatio.....

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                  wilafur RE: MeowMixx Feb 8, 2007 01:35 PM

                  lol. i did that 2 nights ago with leftover galbi from superbowl sunday. but i substituted tapatio with fresh salsa. mmmmmmm!

                  great minds think alike. =)

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          slacker RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 09:45 AM

          Yes, definitely jook, original Phoenix in Chinatown. Or anywhere when in that state of being.

          One of the breakfast plates with eggs and potatoes, at Carrows.

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            lil mikey RE: slacker Feb 9, 2007 07:08 AM

            Or congee at BBQ #2.

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            tluu RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 10:04 AM

            Seolleongtang at Han Bat on 5th street

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              eatdrinknbmerry RE: tluu Feb 8, 2007 11:17 AM

              did i meet you at santouka?

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                tluu RE: eatdrinknbmerry Feb 8, 2007 04:26 PM

                yes!

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              Ernie RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 10:27 AM

              Huevos rancheros or huevos divorciados at Taco Room in East LA

              1. Marianna215 RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 11:11 AM

                1. Eggs in the Hole at Fred 62 with one of their enormous Arnold Palmers

                2. Eggs from Hell at the Coffee Table

                3. Roscoes.

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                  normalheightsfoodie RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 11:14 AM

                  Chili-Cheese-Fries at TOmmy's on Rampart. You eat standing up.

                  1. wilafur RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 11:58 AM

                    chili cheese burger and onion rings at big tomy's before you hit the sack. follow this up with a big ass bowl of noodle soup (insert your favorite here from the places posted above) in the morning and you will be a-ok.

                    1. truefoodie RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 12:05 PM

                      Menudo is another spicy soup perfect for hangovers -- in the valley I'd recommend Dos Arbolitos (Norhoff and Hayvenhurst, I think- or there abouts) since I wouldn't bother to venture over the hill with a hangover ;)

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                        Bostonbob3 RE: truefoodie Feb 8, 2007 12:22 PM

                        Second menudo. Best hangover cure there is.

                      2. kellydeez RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 12:20 PM

                        OH god, I have perfected this meal.....

                        Depending on the mood....

                        Grilled cheese, tomato basil soup, side of onion rings and peanut butter milkshake from Fred 62, which I normally don't care for, but they do this just fine.

                        Definitely Yucca's carne asada tacos (with cheese) and maybe a cheeseburger thrown in. (Yes they do these, and they're good) Grab a Thomas Kemper Root Beer from the liquor shop next door and you're set!

                        Chicken Burrito from Taco Via Corona with cheese (starting to see a theme?)

                        Some decent Pad See Yew with chickn and a LARGE thai tea.

                        In and Out is always good too. Unlike others, I need grease. Nurtures my hangover'd soul!!

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                          B Minus RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 02:12 PM

                          Odwala - Mango Tango (If you're too sick to get out of bed)
                          Mc #2 w/ a Coke (Sausage Egg McMuffin meal)
                          Chico's - Macha or Albondigas
                          La Abeja - Carne Adobada
                          Wienerschnitzel - 3 corn dogs / Med. Mt. Dew
                          El Gallo Giro - Torta Cubana
                          Roscoe's - Oscar (eggs (sunny), grits, chicken wings) washed down with a side of gravy.
                          Kouraku - Kimchi Ramen
                          Millie's/Eat Well/Brite-Spot - Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs
                          Philippe - Beef Stew

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                            yogachik RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 03:44 PM

                            I go to (or have delivered)
                            Tacos Por Favor and get a bunch of taquitos with extra quacamole
                            Tommy's on Lincoln at Pico for a chili cheeseburger.
                            VIP Harbor Seafood for hot and sour soup, paper wrapped chicken and szechuan beef
                            The Slice for a meatball parm sandwich
                            Bay Cities for a Turkey sandwich with the works (spicy!) or Chicken Parm
                            Holy Guacamole for carne asada tacos

                            1. rantsnravesnreviews RE: Clare K Feb 8, 2007 06:13 PM

                              I like eggs for a hangover.

                              So 54 Holly in Pasadna has good breakfast, but I don't like their benedict, the slice of ham is huge, but the hollandaise is not rich and lemony enough for me. Or Only Place in TOwn in Sierra Madre (my home town), breakfast only. All the resturants in Sierra Madre serve Breakfast until 2 in the afternoon, which is cool if you wnat to sleep in.

                              Or if I am in in a rush the breakfast burrito (combo) at California burger in Azusa (it is near my offfice). Or a sausage mc muffin w/ egg, double suasage and hash browns and juice. http://rantsnravesnreviews.blogspot.com

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                                gabehoya RE: Clare K Feb 10, 2007 10:51 PM

                                I recommend a large (super) bowl of rare beef and tripe Vietnamese pho noodles at Pho 79 in Chinatown.

                                If that doesn't do the trick; go for the hair of the dog that bit you: make yourself an old fashioned bloody mary.

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                                  Don Rogelio RE: Clare K Feb 24, 2007 06:19 AM

                                  El Pavo is the name of the bakery on Walnut by the tracks in San Gabriel. They make the freshest pan dulce in the area. Also, go to the King Ranch Market in Monrovia on Huntington. This is a wonderous mexican supermarket experience with a gorgeous mexican bakery and deli with enough ready made food to kick off aterrific party at a reasonable price.

                                  1. SauceSupreme RE: Clare K Feb 24, 2007 10:53 AM

                                    Because I used to party with my friends in El Segundo, we'd always walk down to the Main Street Cafe for some huevos rancheros. Lemme tell ya, that stuff will escort you back to the world of sobriety real fast!

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                                      macha RE: Clare K Feb 24, 2007 10:56 AM

                                      Homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee at Delilah Bakery in Echo Park!

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                                        mattesq RE: Clare K Feb 24, 2007 11:08 AM

                                        Pupusa's and a bowl of Sopa de Pata from El Buen Gusto in Highland Park.

                                        1. hrhboo RE: Clare K Feb 24, 2007 11:21 AM

                                          Chorizo and cheese tacos from Tacos Por Favor

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                                            Diana RE: Clare K Feb 24, 2007 11:22 AM

                                            hudade combo at rahel

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                                              gsw RE: Clare K Feb 24, 2007 12:02 PM

                                              Pho at Pho So 1 is the best remedy, as I posted above, but soup in general seems to do the trick for me. Maybe, as someone said, it's the hydration. Another good remedy is to go to one of the venerable local delis and get a bowl of sweet and sour cabbage soup. Juniors or Izzy's or Brents all have their variations on it, and even Jerry's Famous has a credible version. I've never had menudo before, but I had a big bowl of posole once on a hangover Sunday morning that was simply fantastic.

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                                                umeakai RE: Clare K Feb 24, 2007 03:29 PM

                                                Cheeseburger meal at In 'n Out with animal style fries. Greasy food always does the trick for me.

                                                1. Lori SF RE: Clare K Feb 28, 2007 07:06 AM

                                                  Apple Pan Hickory Burger, Fries well done. YUM

                                                  1. Drehound RE: Clare K Feb 28, 2007 02:21 PM

                                                    molcajete at monte alban, i second the turkey sandwich (spicy, extra cheese)with the works at bay cities, any of the big egg scrambles at snug harbor on wilshire

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                                                      bite bite RE: Clare K Feb 28, 2007 02:28 PM

                                                      Cha Cha Cha's in Silverlake-ish has a good corn-chipy scambled egg deal.

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                                                        2chez mike RE: Clare K Feb 28, 2007 03:38 PM

                                                        A bowl of bean barley soup, with a side of sauer kraut and a glass of seltzer at Canters.

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