Thailand is a land of scrumptious food where you can enjoy all kind of delectable dishes and menus, from the street food to the royal-like high Thai cuisine. This is no exception with the list of exotic drinks that you can find in Thailand.
The never-ending drink menus will exhaust you just to think about what to order. So here is a comprehensive list of the five exotic drinks you must try when in Thailand.
- Cha Yen (Thai iced tea)
Believed to be the most delicious and popular Thai drinks of all, Cha Yen or Thai iced tea is an orange, milky, and tasty traditional tea that often proves to win over many tourists’ hearts. Its friendly flavor of milk and sweetness complement so well with the charming aroma that it creates a perfect drink for everyone.
Cha Yen is brewed with tea leaves and then mix with condensed milk to add its milky and sweet flavor. You can choose to enjoy it cold or hot: either way it is delicious.
- Oliang (Thai iced coffee)
Oliang or Thai iced coffee is another traditional drink of Thailand. It is similar to Americano but not exactly the same. Oliang is a mix of coffee and other ingredients, which depends on the recipe but can be roasted rice and caramel then roasted with coffee beans. This results in a unique flavor with a taste similar to Americano.
People normally enjoy Oliang cold. After brewing in a coffee sock (tea/coffee filter) you get a hot black coffee in which the brewer will add sugar and ice.
- Nom Yen (iced milk with syrup)
Thais can be very creative when it comes to food and drinks. While other people will just drink a cup of hot milk, Thais add colorful syrup, making a new kind of fancy delicious milky drinks called Nom yen.
Nom yen is popular among kids and Thai teenagers and those who do not consume any kind of caffeine drinks. Nom Yen is made of fresh hot milk mixed with green or red syrup, then mixed with ice.
- Thai beer
Two Thai beers’ brands that gained recognition worldwide like Singha and Chang are the must-try alcoholic beverages due to their taste and prices. Alcoholic drinks in Thailand are famous for their affordable price and the easy accessibility.
- Thai whiskey
The two most famous brands in the Thai whiskey’s industry are Mekhong and Sangsom. They are famous due to its cheap price, making them best friends for low-cost partygoers and backpackers.
These Thai whiskeys are made from 95% sugarcane and molasses and 5% of rice which is more like rum, but they are still called whiskey anyway.
The infamous bucket drinks, often found in full moon party, are made from these Thai whiskeys mixed with who-know-what beverages, so you should be careful when taking one.