Usually priced $13.95, this perfect post-party remedy features a soothing chicken and turkey broth, simmered with three types of miso paste: red, white, and brown, drizzled with toasted garlic and sesame oil. From there its topped with Berkshire pork loin, scallions, sweet corn, bamboo and bean sprouts.
While the carbs in ramen noodles, the protein in pork, are known hangover helpers, "the Japanese have relied on the numerous benefits of miso for centuries," says Chef Katie. "Miso is high in sodium, helping your body retain the water it lost the night before, re-hydrating you and restocking sodium levels. It's also rich in B vitamins, including Choline, which helps prevent the build up of alcohol in the liver and speeds up the discharge of it from the body. Miso is also a fermented food, which means it contains good bacteria and essential amino acids, helping settle your stomach and aid digestion," Katie explains.
The specially-priced $9.95 Miso Ramen with Kuro Buta Loin is available January 1 to 3 at both Strings Ramen locations: 2141 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, 312-374-3450, and919 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, 773-661-6442. Both locations open 11am to Midnight, including New Year's Day.