Everyone loves a good party. After a night of unwinding fun with friends and family, though, you may start regretting all of the drinking you’ve done, and finding a cure to such an agonizing hangover can seem impossible. Well, there’s one item on our menu that’s considered to be the perfect cure for this discomfort. Menudo!
Menudo started out as a “poor man’s soup”. Using leftover meat and combining it all with spices, menudo took anywhere between four to seven hours to prepare. Similar to tamales, menudo would often require the entire family’s assistance. Since the soup is labor-intensive and time-consuming, it was reserved for holidays and special occasions like weddings, Christmas and New Year.
Remedies from Around the World
People all over the world have searched far and wide for a hangover remedy for so long. Some can make sense while others are questioned. Here are a few of the funniest that we’ve found online:
- In Puerto Rico, before starting to drink, rub a slice of lemon into the armpit of your drinking arm. (Health)
- In Ireland, according to legend, you’ll need to bury yourself neck-deep in wet river sand in order to cure a hangover. (Gizmodo)
- Some Native American tribes believe that licking your own sweat can cure a hangover. (Mental Floss)
- In Hungary, in order to rid your hangover, you must drink sparrow droppings in your brandy. (Huffington Post)
Now, if you don’t mind smelling like lemon for a day, then these remedies might be for you. But for the rest of the world, there is one secret that a majority of people swear by.
Curing La Cruda In You
Even George Strait can’t deny the wondrous miracle of menudo’s ability to cure a hangover. He told The Daily Beast that he loves it and whenever he has the occasional hangover, it’s his go-to dish! Many people swear that menudo can cure even the most stubborn hangover. Is it the ingredients? The spices? What makes menudo so great that it can take away any traces from a night of partying? The world may never know. What is known, though, is that not all preparations create the same result. Authenticity of such a traditional and culturally-rich dish is hard to find.
A Weekends at Delia’s
South Texas is known for its authentic home style foods. With such a close proximity to the international border, Mexican food in the Rio Grande Valley is very popular. For tamales and menudo, everyone knows that ours are unforgettable. One sip of our delectable soup will have you coming back for more. You can enjoy our menudo every Saturday from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.