What's Your Best Drunk Food?
One thing is the same around the world: drunk people get hungry.
No matter where you are, when the bars come to a close, tipsy masses are left to find their food fixes in diners, street stalls, and fast-food joints. But what's different is what they choose to eat when the late-night munchies hit.
From fries doused in cheese to street meat, here are the world's best drunk foods.
Germany: Currywurst and fries
This fast food dish consists of steamed and fried pork sausage that's smothered in a spiced ketchup or tomato sauce.
Thailand: Fried rice
Otherwise known as "khao phat," this dish consists of jasmine rice that is stir-fried with meat, egg, onions, garlic, and tomatoes, and refreshing slices of cucumber.
Turkey: İşkembe Çorbsı
İşkembe Çorbsı, a tripe soup, is a popular hangover cure. The steaming broth is said to settle the stomach, as it is flavored with hot pepper, vinegar, and crushed garlic.
Barbacoa, tongue, and tripe tacos are favorites.
Fries doused with gravy and cheese curds are said to soak up the booze like no other dish.
The Brits swear by kebabs: pita stuffed with thinly sliced meat, salad, veggies, and various sauces.
In the Philippines, people go for a sweet and spicy dish that's made with pig's head and liver, chili peppers, and calamansi, a citrus fruit.
India: Bhurji Pav
In Mumbai specifically the drunk food of choice is Bhurji-Pav, a spiced scrambled egg with bread.
Mandazi is a popular drunk dish in Kenya. Otherwise known as a Swahili coconut doughnut, this fried dough is popular because it can go down either the savory or sweet route.
South Korea: Tteokbokki and odeng
Odeng, a type of fish cake, is a South Korean favorite.
Scotland: Munchy Box
One of the most convenient drunk foods in the world comes from Scotland. A "Munchy Box" is a pizza box filled with an assortment of fried, greasy drunk foods, like fried chicken, pizza, kebab meat, onion rings, fries, and garlic bread.
A rich, hearty bowl of fatty broth, noodles, and toppings is sure to satisfy drunk food cravings in Japan.
Ireland: Fish and chips
In Ireland, there's nothing quite like a thickly battered fish with fries.
Acarajé is a traditional street food found in Brazil. The black-eyed pea fritters are distinct in flavor, often served with a shrimp paste center.
Italy: Porchetta sandwich
Discerning even when drunk, Italians love a fatty herbaceous pork roast sliced into pieces and stuffed between thick, buttery slices of bread.
United States: Pizza
A cheesy slice is appropriate for all occasions, but seems the most satisfying after a few drinks.
Jianbing, a Chinese-style savory crepe, is not only a popular breakfast food in China, but also a late-night snack.
Czech Republic: Smažený sýr
Literally translated as "fried cheese," this drunk food consists of a thick slice of Emmental or other cheese that is breaded and fried, and often accompanied by tartar sauce.
Iran: Persian pizza
Like Americans, Iranians like to eat pizza when they're inebriated. However, Persian pizza is unique because of its toppings: Persian spices, sausage, bell pepper, mushroom, and mozzarella cheese.
These Greek pastries are deep-fried and soaked in honey. Cinnamon and sesame are sometimes sprinkled on top.
Sri Lanka: Kottu
Kottu is a mixture of chopped vegetables, stir-fried egg, spices, and shredded godamba roti (thin, fried bread).
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