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?

Marmite


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.


HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Soup noodles
Weeping in bed
The Real Housewives of Atlanta



STEER CLEAR OF...

Hair of the dog
Family gatherings

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