If you’re hitting the ultimate party that is the Hong Kong Sevens, there is a high possibility you will be waking up in the fetal position feeling just a tad bit queasy, maybe nursing a pounding headache or even just trying to work out what year it is.
We’ve all been there and luckily for you, our travel experts have come up with the ultimate list of hangover cures in Hong Kong. From fully loaded breakfasts and hydration drips to the best massages in Hong Kong, this list is an essential guide for those gearing up for a big weekend or trying to recover from it.
SOAK IT UP WITH FOOD, FOOD & MORE FOOD
Hong Kong is not short of amazing food options to help alleviate those post-party symptoms and refuel the body for what’s to come – whether that’s more partying or crashing in the hotel room. Here’s our top picks:
We love dim sum on every occasion, so obviously, a recovery meal is no exception.
If you are keen for a cheap eat, but not wanting sacrifice quality and taste, then look no further than Tim Ho Wan. The Michelin-starred eatery is internationally renowned for it’s freshly prepared and extremely affordable dim sums. Serving your classics – pork dumplings, prawn dumplings, BBQ pork buns – you can grab a bite in a few locations with their stores located across Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Central and more.
Tim Ho Wan: Shop 12A-12B, Hong Kong Station Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong
For a more luxury, gourmet option, check out Lung King Heen Cantonese Restaurant. Along with gorgeous views of the Victoria Harbour, this restaurant is one of only two Cantonese restaurants in the city that are rated 3 Michelin stars. So trust us when we say it’s one of the best Cantonese dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong.
Lung King Heen Cantonese Restaurant: Four Seasons Hotel, 8號 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong
CLASSIC BREAKFAST (Eggs to save the day)
For a more classic western style breakfast, featuring the hangover saviour that is glorious eggs, check out Flying Pan, voted best restaurant for Breakfast in Hong Kong. Located in Central and Wan Chai, Flying Pan serves up all your favourites including big breakfasts, bacon and eggs, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, french toast and of course bottomless cups of coffees. If stomaching this seems too much, they even have fresh fruit cups, cereal, and your simple plain toast to help kill those queasy stomach feels.
The Flying Pan: 1/F, David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 2528-9997
Chicken Noodle Soup (with a Asian twist):
Mum’s home-made chicken noodle soup is often what we crave when feeling a little worse for wear. As a Hong Kong alternative to this feel-good food, we recommend Tsim Chai Kee Noodle for some wholesome Asian noodle delights.
Tsim Chai Kee Noodle is all about value for money offering some top-rated wonton noodle soup. Conveniently located in the heart of Central, this simple noodle shop often has a line out the door and is brimming with locals so best to head there during off-peak hours to skip the queue.
Tsim Chai Kee Noodle: 98 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong
LIQUID DIET – BUT THE GOOD KIND
Yes, we know, we are feeling all this hangover pain because we didn’t drink water throughout the night and now we are as dry as the Samson desert. Next best step is to treat your body to some hydration. Water is a must, but you can also try some of these funky fresh alternatives.
If bubble tea is your game – re-hydrate at Cha Long. Popular with the locals, their fresh fruit cha will cool your down in no time. With flavours such as Lychee Jasmine Green Cha, Fresh Fruit Sugar Cane Cha, Grapefruit Jasmine Cha and Roasted Oolong Cha, there is something to suit every tea lover.
Cha Long: 100qrc, Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
If you are looking for a warm tea to comfort you in these tough times, head over to LockCha. Rated one of the best tea houses in Hong Kong, their philosophy for good tea is simple; delicious, healthy, and authentic tea. This traditional canton-style teahouse serves hundreds of teas that can be paired with their mouth-watering vegetarian dim sums.
LockCha: Hong Kong, Admiralty, The K.s.lo Gallery, 香港公園地下層
When your hangover has taken new heights and requires something a little stronger than water and Panadol, it’s time to get acquainted with REVIV HK – Hong Kong’s first IV therapy. That’s right, you can step up your hydration game to a whole new level through their Intravenous drips and booster shots to help replenish and restore your minerals, antioxidants and electrolytes and practically bring you back from the dead. Their systems are all about flushing out the bad toxins and as a result helps with those symptoms from a lack of water including headaches, migraines, muscles soreness, exhaustion and brain fog.
Find out more about them here.
REVIV HK: 2202, 1 Duddell St, Central, Hong Kong
MASSAGE IT OUT
Our favourite way to relax and nurse away the pain from the previous night is through a head to toe massage. Hong Kong has many impressive massage parlours and spa’s right across the city so we have picked a couple to try out if you need help narrowing down your selection.
If you are looking for luxury and pampering that hits new heights, The Ritz-Carlton Spa is where you need to be heading. Featuring nine lavish treatment rooms, including two couples spa suites, this idyllic Hong Kong spa is located up on cloud nine, boasting incredible views of the city. Their long list of treatments include traditional oriental massages, relaxation massages, hot stone massages, full body treatments, foot reflexology, facials and more.
The Ritz Carlton Spa: International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd W, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
For something that is a little less extreme and easier on the wallet, try Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour. This well-loved massage studio transports you back in time to old Shanghai and provides a massage experience you won’t forget. With foot massages, head, neck and shoulder massages, herbal foot steams and more, this little massage joint will have you leaving a new person.
Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour: 83 Nathan Road basement, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
COOL DOWN IN STYLE
One of our favourite ways to freshen up and clear the head after a big night out is to hit the water. Whether it’s the pool, beach or even a bath if your desperate, there is nothing quite like that refreshing feeling of dunking your head under some crisp, cool water and feeling all that pain wash away. With those hot and humid days in Hong Kong being ever-present, we recommend you find some water and find it fast. Here are our picks for places to hit up on those steamy days.
Metropark Hotel Rooftop Pool: Take in the beautiful city skyline and magnificent Victoria Harbour in the impressive rooftop pool at Metropark Hotel in Causeway Bay. Perched on the 33rd floor, this entirely glass-sided pool will have you forgetting about all your troubles in an instant. Continue the relaxation in the adjacent jacuzzi for the ultimate refreshing experience.
Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay: 148 Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong +852 2600 1000
Kerry Hotel: For more remarkable Hong Kong views, head to Kerry Hotel located in Hung Hom Bay for an infinity pool overlooking Victoria Harbour towards North Point. A day pass to the pool also gives you access to the hotel facilities including sauna, jacuzzi and steam rooms.
Kerry Hotel: 38號 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom Bay, Hong Kong
Club Siena: Fancy getting out of the city? Located a 30-minute ferry away from the city center, this massive outdoor pool pleases the masses (especially, those with kids!). Providing a 5-star tropical resort feel, the pool features an infinity edge overlooking the South China Sea as well as poolside kiosk serving delish drinks.
Club Siena: Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and reacquaint with nature, we suggest getting out of town and heading to the beautiful Clear Water Bay. Featuring 2 beaches with pristine sand and sparkling water just screaming to be swum in, this picture-perfect spot will have you feeling like you are in a tropical paradise. One of the lesser-visited beaches, this trip is perfect for something a little off the grid. Get there by taking the MTR to Diamond Hill, exit C2, then take bus 91 to Clearwater Bay. It will take you approximately 30 minutes by car to get there.
Alternative beaches to visit include Shek O Beach, Turtle Beach Cove and Repulse Bay Beach.