Old Sober

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Also known as YaKa Mein. A Chinese African dish known for its healing properties for a hangover. Served mostly in New Orleans by a lot of street vendors and Chinese restaurants. I don't need a hangover to eat this soup it's delicious


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5 Min
3 Hr
Stove Top


  • 3 to 4 lb
    beef roast your choice
  • 4-6 qt
  • 2 Tbsp
    beef base like better than boullion
  • 1 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 2 tsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 lb
    spaghetti cooked in salted water and drained
  • 8 large
    eggs hard boiled and sliced
  • 1/2 c
    fresh parsley
  • ·
    soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, ketchup

How to Make Old Sober


  1. Fill a stockpot with water and add the beef bouillon, salt, old bay, onion powder and canola oil. Add the roast and make sure the water totally covers the roast. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and simmer 2 to 3 hours until meat falls apart. Adding more liquid if needed.
  2. Remove beef from broth and shred it then add back to broth.
  3. To assemble the soup place spaghetti in bowl ladle soup over top. top with eggs and parsley. Add extra ingredients according to taste

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About Old Sober

Course/Dish: Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Chinese

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