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Feb 8, 2007 09:22 AM

Best hangover meal in LA?

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. 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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    1. re: eatdrinknbmerry

      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)

      1. re: eatdrinknbmerry

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

      2. 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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        1. re: ipsedixit

          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.

          1. re: eatdrinknbmerry

            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 :)

            1. re: MeowMixx

              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.

              1. re: eatdrinknbmerry

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

                1. re: MeowMixx

                  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. =)

        2. 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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          1. Seolleongtang at Han Bat on 5th street

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            1. Huevos rancheros or huevos divorciados at Taco Room in East LA