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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Andrea Lo | May 18th, 2019

Had a big one last night? You’re probably in need of a quick, greasy fix to help with that thumping headache. We’ve got your back with the best hangover foods in Hong Kong.

Noodles

Nothing beats a piping hot bowl of noodles in broth — especially when you have a dry mouth and a pounding headache. Go to Hong Kong favourite Kau Kee, known for its beef brisket noodles. Then there’s also Butao Ramen: go for the tonkotsu pork bone broth, and be ready to slurp up all that savory goodness.

Kau Kee, G/F, 21 Gough Street, Central, 2850-5967

Butao Ramen, multiple locations including 69 Wellington Street, Central, 3189-1200

Brunch

Some people swear by eggs as a hangover cure, and probably for good reason. K-Town neighborhood joint Catch has this much-loved weekend classic on offer: think Melbourne-style fried eggs with paprika potato and avocado and morning caprese, which features poached eggs, heirloom tomatoes, bocconcini cheese and more. Or, go for burgers and fries at Beef & Liberty, another combo that’s sure to ease the pain.

Catch, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, 2855-1289

Beef & Liberty, multiple locations including 3/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 2450-5778

Dim Sum

Har gow and siu mai are good for the soul — and for hangovers, too. Sit down for some steamed buns (and perhaps a plate of char siu rice thrown in for good measure) at Social Place. This airy, contemporary Chinese restaurant offers modern dim sum — without the stuffy vibes of a traditional dim sum joint.

2/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, 3568-9666

Fry-up

Sometimes you just need to dig into something greasy to help you feel good again. The Flying Pan is a Hong Kong institution: head to this 24-hour eatery for a satisfying full English. 18 Grams has a similar offering — the “Aussie breakfast” gets you eggs, sausages, bacon, mushrooms, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and the like.

The Flying Pan, 1/F, David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 2528-9997

18 Grams, multiple locations including 15 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay, 2893-8988

Pizza

Pizza is good for all occasions, and hangovers are no exception. On weekends, Motorino offers multi-course options that include a salad, a margherita pizza and bacon corn. A la carte options get you favorites like prosciutto di parma pizza or quattro formaggi.

Multiple locations including 15 Ship Street, Wan Chai, 2520-0690

Anything from a Cha Chaan Teng

Tsui Wah

Spam and egg noodles and Hong Kong-style French toast washed down with a large glass of milk tea. What could be better than this? Head to your closest cha chaan teng for refuge. Can’t decide where to go? There’s always good old Tsui Wah.

Multiple locations including G/F-2/F, 15-19 Wellington Street, Central, 2525-6338

Hair of the Dog

When all else fails, hair of the dog is the only option. You’d want an airy alfresco space for this. We like The Envoy and its colonial-inspired cocktails; and Sugar for its laidback vibes and extensive harbor views.

The Envoy, 3/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, 2169-3311

Sugar, 32/F, EAST, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, 3968-3968

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