A Nightlife Writer's Weird Hangover Cures

Thursday, December 18, 2014 Andrea Lo 0 Comments

Sometimes, I get asked how I go out so much and manage to stay awake and alert the next day.

Generally, that is because I am 24 years old and therefore can party harder than you.

But sometimes, I get hit by a really bad hangover. Like the day after E and I randomly decided to go to karaoke, just the two of us, at 2am in Tsim Sha Tsui after going to a party at The Mira. Or that time a group of us sensible journalists decided it was a good idea spending what was originally a 'chilled Friday night' pounding jagerbombs, getting into a fight outside the club involving a random girl who slept with her boyfriend's best friend, then staying up all night dancing to Indian music, when we had a junk to get to at 9.30am.

My point is, we have all been there. A hangover is like an ex-boyfriend — it keeps trying to get under your skin. Thankfully, you don't have to file a restraining order to keep a hangover at bay. These are my miraculous hangover cures that I know I can always count on.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are the best. So full of flavour and 'mouth-feel', as we say in Cantonese.

Chicken Feet

A good one should be gelatinous and puffy all at once, drenched in sauce, and filled with the flavour of black fermented beans. Something about chicken feet just seems to help a hangover. Is it the act of having to pick the bones apart in your mouth?


Self-explanatory, because the people who don't like Marmite are dead to me.

Saltine Crackers

Saltine crackers have been my best friend since New Year's Day, 2010, when I discovered that they work a treat when it is physically impossible to keep anything else down.


Soup noodles
Weeping in bed
The Real Housewives of Atlanta


Hair of the dog
Family gatherings