Hangover Cure

Yesterday I awoke dry-mouthed, slightly nauseous, and famished. Perhaps it was exhaustion — I had cooked for a small holiday party the previous night and quite frankly, had gotten precious little sleep. More likely it was the seven glasses of champagne, wine, and vodka I drank.

Nothing cures a hangover like a steaming pile of pho! Rice noodles, sliced beef (in this case, brisket & eye of round) in hot broth with lots of onions and herbs and jalapenos. A hearty dose of Sriracha squeezed artfully over the surface. After bolting this bowl of wonder I felt rejuvenated! It restored me to a semblance of humanity, if not full vigor.

I had just enough strength to drive home, flop on the couch, and watch Thunderball until I dozed into a fitful nap.


PHO 36 on Western just north of Pico. Very good, delcious pho. Not the heartiest broth, but clear, clean, direct, and unfussy flavors. Clean dining room, pleasant staff.

One thought on “Hangover Cure

  1. Spencer – stunning blog dude…really first class…you should do a cookbook man = your pics are really excellent…I love to cook and would love to go to school one day..your recipes are awesome..im making the pho soon…

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