Thailand is a tropical country, there are only 2 seasons throughout the year; the summer and the rainy season. Not only the weather keeps you warm and sweat but the food itself; some of us might burn lots of calories and lose some weights automatically. Getting used to the merciless heat can be one of the biggest adjustments for visitors. The best way to cool you down is to stop at a street vendor stall selling a variety of beverages.
Mango Smoothie (Nam Mamuang Pan)
Mango is a tropical seasonal fruit having a sweet taste and smell. In addition to eating it with sticky rice dry-stirred in fresh sweetened coconut cream, ripe mango can be blended with ice, lemon juice, syrup, and a bit of salt, as a tasty mango smoothie. This cold drink helps you feel relaxed and less hot.
Traditional Carbonated Drink (Nam At Lom Boran)
Nam At Lom Boran is a very old Thai-style soft drink. In the past, it was called Nam Manet which was derived from lemonade. Just mix the soda with fruity syrup available in different flavours and enticing smells, making it scented and colourful. The drink is best served with crushed ice to make you feel fresh.
Lotus Pollen Drink (Nam Keson Dok Bua)
The lotus pollen drink can be easily prepared. Simply boil some lotus pollen with pandan leaves and lemon grass for a while, then add some sugar and it is ready to serve. Before serving, simply pour the drink in the filter; it can be a hot or cold beverage. In addition, it helps quench your thirst, soothes canker sores, as well as strengthens the heart and promotes health and urination.
Grass Jelly in Thai Tea (Chao Kuai Chayen)
Thai iced tea with milk has been recorded as one of the world’s most tasty drinks. Thai tea is unique for its aroma. The drink tastes sweet and creamy from the sugar and milk. In addition to its beautiful colour, soft and sticky grass jelly is added, which helps soothe canker sores and quenches your thirst.
Lemon Grass Drink
Lemongrass is a signature ingredient in Thai cuisine and always boiled with some Pandan leaves to make a better smell and taste better. It is full of numerous beneficial properties, ranging from aiding breathing, preventing flu, reducing acidity in gastric system and inducing copious perspiration.