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13 Beef Soups That Will Make Your Hangover Disappear

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2008_10_hasmapscoffee.jpgThe satisfying feeling of a belly full of beef soup is celebrated by the cuisine of countries around the word. The City of Angels, with some of the most expansive ethnic neighborhoods in the country, has a plethora of options when it comes to this satiating dish. For whatever purpose you seek it, from bursting-at-the-seams fullness to the universal hangover cure, here's a guide to find some of the best to please any palate, in no particular order. —Crystal Coser

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1. La Abeja

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3700 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 221-0474
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La Abeja’s red menudo, chalk full of tripe and served with a side of lemon, onion, and cilantro, satisfies even the most discriminating abuelas. And at $6 for a large bowl, it’s a small price to pay for the ultimate hangover cure.

2. Sun Nong Dan

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3470 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 365-0303
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This 24-hour Koreatown restaurant specializes in a number of beef soups. A favorite is their suhlungtang, a made from simmered bones and sliced brisket. This cloudy, off-white soup is best eaten with scallions and salt to taste with some rice on the side or thrown in. Sun Nong Dang’s ox tail soup is also excellent for those craving meat with a bit more of a gelatinous texture.

3. Pho Consommé

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1850 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA
(310) 217-1130

This Gardena gem delivers a broth unlike that from trendier parts of town. Flavored with cinnamon, cloves, and star anise, this pho packs an aromatic punch, and at $6.75 for a large bowl, it is as unpretentious as it gets.

4. Pine & Crane

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1521 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 668-1128
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Pine & Crane’s fresh approach to Taiwanese cuisine shines in their beef noodle soup. The dark broth is packed flavor, and the handmade noodles add a welcome chewiness that contrasts with the crunch of baby bok choy. With tender chunks of beef, this is a soup that satisfies without leaving you feeling heavy.

5. Dai Ho Restaurant

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9148 Las Tunas Dr
Temple City, CA 91780
(626) 291-2295

Like Pine & Crane’s, Dai Ho’s beef noodle soup is deep and rich with flavor, with handmade noodles that are made in house every morning. This traditional take on beef noodle soup is accentuated by the heat of chili, which will surely make you forget whatever hangover you may have had. Open for lunch only.

6. Seongbukdong

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3303 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 738-8977

The short rib soup (galbi tang) at this small restaurant is as comforting as it gets. With a rich broth accented by tender chunks of galbi off the bone served with multigrain rice and a smattering of side dishes, you are sure to leave feeling fully satisfied.

7. Phoenix Inn Chinese Cuisine

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301 Ord St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 629-2812
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Although Phoenix Inn, with eight locations across the greater Los Angeles area, calls its beef soup a stew, its brothy consistency suggests otherwise. The generous potion of beef shank, slightly gelatinous thanks to the tendons that run through it, is a dream for those with a penchant for less popular textures.

8. Fiesta Sa Barrio

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4326 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 256-4380

Although technically a pork-based broth, the at baboy sinigang na baka, an unbelievably flavorful soup, at Fiesta Sa Barrio qualifies for all the beef laced through it. This filipino soup is flavored with tamarind, making it sour, savory, and meaty, all in one. While it is certainly an acquired taste, this soup is sure to get your taste buds reeling.

9. Kusina Filipina

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4157 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 229-0228
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Bulalo, a traditional Filipino soup, is made by boiling beef shank and marrow bones until the collagen and fat from the bones melt into a clear broth. Kusina Filipina’s version comes with large chunks of meat and vegetables like bok choy, cabbage, and whole corn on the cob to help cut through the fatty broth.

10. Sabina's European Restaurant

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1253 Vine St, #12
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 469-9522

Sabina’s Sour Beef Soup is both meaty and acidic thanks to a generous squeeze of lemon. To eat it the authentic way, add a dollop of the sour cream that comes with the bread. At $2.50 a bowl, it’s an inexpensive way to try a true Russian specialty.

11. Phorage

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3300 Overland Ave #105
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 876-0910
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This modern Vietnamese restaurant offers oxtail pho, allowing for a full-bodied broth with tender, fatty meat falling off the giant bones. Although it doesn’t have the heavily spiced aroma that comes from more traditional Vietnamese outlets, the generous portion of soup is deeply rich and meaty.

12. Guh-Mok Korean BBQ

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2216 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 517-9200

This Torrance strip mall gem serves some of the best spicy shredded beef soup (yukgaejang) in the South Bay. Made from flank steak simmered until it can be easily shredded, scallions, wild fern, mung bean sprouts, and a healthy dose of chili powder, yukgaejang will both satisfy meaty desires while lighting taste buds on fire.

13. Robert's Russian Cuisine

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1601 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 851-4202
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Borscht, a soup made from beef broth and beets, is a staple of Russian and Ukrainian cuisine. Robert’s Russian Cuisine’s version is served hot with tender pieces of beets and the traditional spoonful of sour cream

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1. La Abeja

3700 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065

La Abeja’s red menudo, chalk full of tripe and served with a side of lemon, onion, and cilantro, satisfies even the most discriminating abuelas. And at $6 for a large bowl, it’s a small price to pay for the ultimate hangover cure.

3700 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

2. Sun Nong Dan

3470 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

This 24-hour Koreatown restaurant specializes in a number of beef soups. A favorite is their suhlungtang, a made from simmered bones and sliced brisket. This cloudy, off-white soup is best eaten with scallions and salt to taste with some rice on the side or thrown in. Sun Nong Dang’s ox tail soup is also excellent for those craving meat with a bit more of a gelatinous texture.

3470 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020

3. Pho Consommé

1850 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA

This Gardena gem delivers a broth unlike that from trendier parts of town. Flavored with cinnamon, cloves, and star anise, this pho packs an aromatic punch, and at $6.75 for a large bowl, it is as unpretentious as it gets.

1850 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA

4. Pine & Crane

1521 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Pine & Crane’s fresh approach to Taiwanese cuisine shines in their beef noodle soup. The dark broth is packed flavor, and the handmade noodles add a welcome chewiness that contrasts with the crunch of baby bok choy. With tender chunks of beef, this is a soup that satisfies without leaving you feeling heavy.

1521 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

5. Dai Ho Restaurant

9148 Las Tunas Dr, Temple City, CA 91780

Like Pine & Crane’s, Dai Ho’s beef noodle soup is deep and rich with flavor, with handmade noodles that are made in house every morning. This traditional take on beef noodle soup is accentuated by the heat of chili, which will surely make you forget whatever hangover you may have had. Open for lunch only.

9148 Las Tunas Dr
Temple City, CA 91780

6. Seongbukdong

3303 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

The short rib soup (galbi tang) at this small restaurant is as comforting as it gets. With a rich broth accented by tender chunks of galbi off the bone served with multigrain rice and a smattering of side dishes, you are sure to leave feeling fully satisfied.

3303 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020

7. Phoenix Inn Chinese Cuisine

301 Ord St, Los Angeles, CA

Although Phoenix Inn, with eight locations across the greater Los Angeles area, calls its beef soup a stew, its brothy consistency suggests otherwise. The generous potion of beef shank, slightly gelatinous thanks to the tendons that run through it, is a dream for those with a penchant for less popular textures.

301 Ord St
Los Angeles, CA

8. Fiesta Sa Barrio

4326 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Although technically a pork-based broth, the at baboy sinigang na baka, an unbelievably flavorful soup, at Fiesta Sa Barrio qualifies for all the beef laced through it. This filipino soup is flavored with tamarind, making it sour, savory, and meaty, all in one. While it is certainly an acquired taste, this soup is sure to get your taste buds reeling.

4326 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

9. Kusina Filipina

4157 Eagle Rock Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Bulalo, a traditional Filipino soup, is made by boiling beef shank and marrow bones until the collagen and fat from the bones melt into a clear broth. Kusina Filipina’s version comes with large chunks of meat and vegetables like bok choy, cabbage, and whole corn on the cob to help cut through the fatty broth.

4157 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90065

10. Sabina's European Restaurant

1253 Vine St, #12, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Sabina’s Sour Beef Soup is both meaty and acidic thanks to a generous squeeze of lemon. To eat it the authentic way, add a dollop of the sour cream that comes with the bread. At $2.50 a bowl, it’s an inexpensive way to try a true Russian specialty.

1253 Vine St, #12
Los Angeles, CA 90038

11. Phorage

3300 Overland Ave #105, Los Angeles, CA 90034

This modern Vietnamese restaurant offers oxtail pho, allowing for a full-bodied broth with tender, fatty meat falling off the giant bones. Although it doesn’t have the heavily spiced aroma that comes from more traditional Vietnamese outlets, the generous portion of soup is deeply rich and meaty.

3300 Overland Ave #105
Los Angeles, CA 90034

12. Guh-Mok Korean BBQ

2216 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501

This Torrance strip mall gem serves some of the best spicy shredded beef soup (yukgaejang) in the South Bay. Made from flank steak simmered until it can be easily shredded, scallions, wild fern, mung bean sprouts, and a healthy dose of chili powder, yukgaejang will both satisfy meaty desires while lighting taste buds on fire.

2216 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501

13. Robert's Russian Cuisine

1601 N LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Borscht, a soup made from beef broth and beets, is a staple of Russian and Ukrainian cuisine. Robert’s Russian Cuisine’s version is served hot with tender pieces of beets and the traditional spoonful of sour cream

1601 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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