You wake up the next morning after a long night of drinking and immediately think about what you could eat to cure that massive headache you have. Once you find the will to get out of bed and out the door, check out these local spots, open for dine-in and takeout, that are guaranteed to be the best idea you’ve made all weekend.
4163 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
For those mornings where you’re really regretting the decisions you made the night before, bone broth has everything you need to rejuvenate your body again. It’s no secret that the sul lung tang, an oxtail beef bone soup, served here is some of the best in Koreatown. No seriously, ask your friends who frequent the area. Not only are they generous with their housemade kimchi, but they also don’t skimp on the meat. Don’t forget the extra green onions on top!
Open Monday-Saturday from 7am-9pm and closed Sunday.
450 S Western Ave Ste FC3, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Whether you’re feeling sick from a cold or from those soju shots you downed, BonJuk’s porridge is just the remedy you need. From mushroom and oyster, to kimchi octopus and chicken ginseng, there is a bowl for you. They even have one specifically made to aid in detoxification. Each porridge comes with a small selection of banchan including a cold radish soup, kimchi, spicy cold squid, and soy braised beef.
Open Monday-Saturday from 8:30am-7:50pm and closed Sunday.
Eighth Street Soondae
2703 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Korean blood sausage is not only rich in health benefits, but also rich in flavor and healing powers following a night out. This type of sausage is mixed with cow’s blood, sweet potato glass noodles, ground beef, and vegetables, and while it isn’t for everyone, this spot is definitely worth a try for those who are ready to be more adventurous with their palate.
Order the soondae gook, or blood sausage soup, served with fresh banchan of course.
Open Monday-Saturday from 9am-8:30pm and closed Sunday.
Sabores Oaxaqueños Restaurant
3337 1/2 W 8th St Los Angeles, CA 90005
Nothing like a plate of huevos rancheros at a mom-and-pop shop to fix an otherwise painful afternoon. While they’re known for their variety of moles, Sabores Oaxaqueños also serves up an array of breakfast items, including huevos revuelto, a dish with scrambled eggs with ham, Oaxacan sausage, or nopalitos (tender cactus marinated), and served with rice and beans of course.
Open 7 days a week from 8am-11pm.
869 S Western Ave Ste 5 Los Angeles, CA 90005
If you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food and don’t want to opt for Han Bat Sul Lung Tang (listed above), look no further. Sul lung tang, or seolleongtang, is a Korean bone broth tang made from ox bones where seasoning according to personal taste is usually done after serving by adding salt, ground black pepper, red pepper, minced garlic, or chopped spring onions. At JunTong SulLungTang, the meat is sure to be tender and the broth is rich in flavor. Need we say more?
Open 7 days a week from 8am-10pm.