Your 8:15am alarm clock goes off and wow, there’s a fiesta in your brain . You fight with your covers to stumble out of the bed and your legs give out. What the….. there’s a mystery bruise on your knee. You think back to remember how you got it but frankly, your headache is so massive that even your hair..no, your aura hurts.
Welcome to the worst hangover of 2012. When you would give up your first born child and put a rusty butter knife against your best friend’s throat for one minute of solace from the Armageddon in your body.
Phở your life.
Amongst many circles, the Vietnamese noodle soup Phở (pronounced Fuh), is heralded as the best hangover cure known to mankind. What do we say here at Mixologi? Phở shizzle.
Phở is a magical soup made of beef, broth, and rice noodles. It is served in a bowl with thin cuts of well done or rare steak. For the more adventurous sort, tripe, tendons, liver, chicken hearts, or other risky business can be added. The broth is made from a simmered concoction of which only the greatest Vietnamese grandmothers may be privy to the secret.
Phở is typically served with lime, bean sprouts, basil, and jalapeños. Sauces like sweet hoisin or spicy Sriracha can be directly added to your liking. Phở is the first food to “Have it your way.” During the course of your soup journey, you can change the flavor of the broth, making it a dynamic experience.
So how did Phở become nominated for the best hangover cure? For one, it’s a gigantic bowl of soup to hydrate your still-drunk-dehydrated-ass. The spices cause you to sweat out all of the toxins and exfoliate the layer of Jameson that has permeated your skin. To add, it’s comfort food. When you’re sick, you drink soup…..voila.
Pho is much regarded as street food in Vietnam, much like taco trucks and roach coaches, you’ll find stands of Pho windows scattered in the alleys. Which is why your steaming bowl of salvation is only going to cost you the change from last night’s round of brews.
Phở has the power to take you to that special place where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts. Pho-king awesome.