Hangover Cure: Shijimi Clam Miso Soup

– Shijimi Clams (here) –

I have never been able to avoid getting nasty hangovers.  The Japanese have been dealing with this problem for centuries and have found a simple cure: shijimi clams.  Technically, the proper name for the part of shijimi clams that helps you get over a hangover is called ornithine.  Ornithine is an amino acid that is naturally made by the body and has shown to remove liver toxins and reduce the effects of cirrhosis of the liver and liver disfunction.  It also helps support muscle growth and fight the signs of aging.

– Shijimi Clam Miso Soup by Nagatani-en –

Nagatani-en’s Shijimi Miso Soup has 70 times the power of shijimi claims in one serving.  I’m not sure if this equates to 70 times the hangover-curing power, but I do know that it tastes great.  Plus there’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup (or pho for that matter.. but that’s another post) after a night out.  It was released in 2009 but has been popular ever since.  They have expanded to other flavors and mixes too.  There are other brands that also use shijimi clams, but this is the only one I know with the most potency and strongest shijimi flavor.  For about 120 yen a pack, what’s to lose?  You can buy it through RakutenYahoo and their online store.

– Nagatani-en’s range of products –


6 thoughts on “Hangover Cure: Shijimi Clam Miso Soup

  1. thats crazy! i drink this all the time!! who knew it has such awesome properties!!

    p.s. what’s up with the golf ball in the first shot? i don’t get it?

    • hahahah I think they are trying to show how little the clams are by comparing it to a golf ball. how did you find out about shijimi miso soup? do you have it in singapore too?

      • we had them in restaurants back home! but only really got into it (and seafood and shellfish) after i moved to japan though! :) im a snob like that

        p.s. ohhh totally get the golf ball concept now! doh!

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