Một, hai, ba, vô! Sound familiar? You embraced the party mood enthusiastically last night. Perhaps too enthusiastically. This morning is a blur of pain and regret. We’re not judging – we know the drill. So much so that we’ve got a list of local hangover helpers. You can find the below without too much trouble, even with zero local knowledge and minor brain damage.

Pre-game

You should have prepped last night. Our pick of pre-game food: bún chả – vermicelli noodles and fatty grilled pork. Perfect to line the stomach and absorb future sins. Other than that? Hydrate. Fresh dừa tươi. Sinh tố mãng cầu – mango smoothie. Soda chanh – lemon soda. Is ice safe in Vietnam? It’s safer than too much alcohol.

Hanoi Hangover “cures”:

  • 7-Up Revive. Available from Circle K everywhere.
  • Phở. Give Danang-style mi quang noodles a try (Mì Quảng Mỹ Sơn in District 1). Can’t move? Dial from your bed.
  • Bánh xèo (xèo = sizzle bánh = cake). A true Hanoi dish. Perhaps the world’s greatest hangover food.
  • Trà atisô – artichoke tea. Rumored to liver cleanse and detoxify. Warning: the black one is vile – get the light-colored sugary version.
  • Cà phê sữa đá – sweet coffee. This version has condensed milk because you need sugar. Get the local speciality, cà phê trúng – egg coffee – if you can stomach it.
  • The Joma New York Bagel Egger. A classic. Deliverable to your door.
  • Boganic A local herbal “gastro intestinal drug” with artichoke leaf, morning glory and other medicinal herbs.
  • Fry up and Bloody Mary. There’s no place like Home 38 for an all-day English Breakfast. Put the hangover off until tomorrow.

Ready for round two? Try some Hair of the Dog in Hoàn Kiếm District, or try another local favorite.