I’ve written before about Colombian hangover cures, and if there was ever a title given to THE most popular Colombian hangover breakfast it would be Caldo de Costilla, a simple and powerful broth made of beef ribs and potatoes. It seems strange to have soup for breakfast when you come from a nation that fancies western classics such as bacon and eggs, but a true foodie is an open minded eater. While I still prefer a hot breakfast served on a plate rather than a bowl, I definitely indulge in a steamy bowl of caldo every now and then, especially when it’s cold. You would be surprised how all that fatty broth and meat can wake you up in the morning, just ask Anthony Bourdain.
Look around on google and you’ll probably find a bunch of different recipes but the original seems to work best; chuck a bunch of ribs and water into a pot, slow cook it with scallions, salt and lots of garlic until the beef is tender, serve in a bowl and top off with freshly chopped cilantro (bonus tip: add ají). If you live in Colombia, a much easier option would be to hit up a local eatery. For an extra umph to your breakfast and the real Colombian way, order a side of extra cheesy grilled arepa and hot chocolate.