We all experience those dreadful, also regretful mornings after a night out drinking. The ones where you feel like you can’t even leave the bed, those head throbbing ones. Everyone knows that eating or drinking large quantities of water eases the pain, but wouldn’t you want to know what really does the trick?
You may already have your own way on tackling these kind of situations, but these are the 5 essential eateries in Singapore to go to instantly cure it:
#1 BEACH ROAD PRAWN MEE
Singaporeans already know this famous prawn mee place which is located on 370 East Coast Road. But has it ever occurred to you that this place is one of the first places you should go to when seeking an instant hangover cure?
Although the line is always long, the place is loud and nonetheless crowded, the wait is that worth it. As soon as you get this bowl of deliciousness, the first sip of the hot broth that is the soup, you can already feel the cure having an effect. Then there’s the jumbo tiger prawns, the best part. The texture of the prawns are cooked to perfection, whereas they are so succulent and compliments the egg noodles so well.
Don’t worry about still being hungry after this meal, for they give you at least 4 of them and a generous amount of noodles. Whether you’re a fan of chilli padi or not, but adding them into your spoon of broth, noodles and prawns totally enhances the entire flavor. So give it a go next time you wake up feeling absolutely wiped out, for this meal is totally worth it.
370 E Coast Road
Tel: +65 6345 7196
Wed to Mon: 9am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Eunos/Kembangan
#2 SALTED EGG YOLK CHICKEN FROM TASTE GOOD IN SIM LIM SQUARE
Then there’s this, the salted egg yolk chicken. Now, this is something everyone loves, whoever you are. Salted egg yolk chicken is the answer for all questions, actually salted egg yolk anything is the answer for all questions.
To get to the point, the salted egg yolk chicken that is served up in Taste Good at Sim Lim Square on the second floor, lives up to its name. The place, like the Beach Road Prawn Mee, is always crowded and also has a long queue. But when you receive this wonderful dish in front of your eyes, you can’t help but admiring it before devouring it.
The salted egg yolk which coats the crispy chicken, along with the rice with a fried egg on top creates an explosion of flavor. Every bite is like the first bite, where you can taste the richness and creaminess of the salted egg yolk that combines with the crispiness of the chicken. You get a generous amount of rice and an option to get it with chilli padi that enhances the flavor as well.
Sim Lim Square #02-04
Tel: +65 6336 6298
Nearest Station: Bugis
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Let’s set aside the Singaporean dishes for now and focus on Muchachos. Muchachos is an LA style Mexican joint located in 22 Keong Saik Road, that serves up one of the best burritos, quesadillas and most importantly, buffalo wings I’ve ever had.
Much like the famous Chipotle in the states, their burritos are so packed with ingredients that it would leave you stuffed for the next day or two. You’re probably asking yourself, why is this a hangover cure? Well, think about it, you have one of the heaviest cuisines rich in flavor and fats that would sugar coat the hangover away.
The main attraction is the famous big burrito. They make this thing in front of you and it makes you so much more hungry seeing them prepare it. Whereas they toast the tortilla bread first with shredded cheddar cheese and give you an option of your desired toppings.
22 Keong Saik Road
Tel: +65 6220 0458
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12midnight
Nearest Station: Outram Park
#4 RU JI KITCHEN’S FISH BALL NOODLES
I’ve had fish ball noodles everywhere in Singapore but none of them has lived up to Ru Ji Kitchen. Owned by two young Singaporean locals, Joanne and Daniel serve up the most satisfying fish ball noodles in the country, the mee pok is cooked to perfection and their homemade fish balls are addictive. The texture and flavor all create this everlasting sensation that makes you want to go back for more.
The pork lard with the chillies with the noodles, just everything about this dish will make you salivate after trying it, and this instantly cures the hangover even just by looking at it.
#02-28 Holland Drive Market and Food Centre
Blk 44 Holland Drive
Nearest Station: Buona Vista
The last one has a catchy name and even catchier food, Bumbu started off in 44 Kandahar Street but has branched out to places such as Telok Ayer and Farrer Park. This is a Thai-Indonesian fusion restaurant that serves up one of the best Thai and Indonesian foods I’ve ever had.
Now, unlike the previous places that were mentioned, Bumbu is a quiet and calming restaurant to go to when having a hangover. The experience of the place feels more like you are in a Thai or Indonesian grandmother’s home, where the walls are covered in intriguing authentic paintings.
Authenticity is their main selling point, for not only do they serve up great food – such as the Olive Fried Rice and Coffee Chicken – but the overall experience enhances the flavor of the food, making you feel instantly better.
44 Kandahar Street
Tel: +65 6392 8628
Tue to Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis
Hangovers are not fun and getting out of bed is not the easiest thing as well. But when it comes to these 5 go-to places to instantly cure it, your body will know and automatically seek it’s cure at one of these food havens.
About the writer:
Jan Nilsen, a Norwegian/Filipino student living in Singapore is a passionate food junkie that is never afraid to try something new. Embracing each experience with it, Jan records his experiences through a food journal, in which he will turn into a book written in an informal manner that he hopes to get published one day.