Drinks in Thailand

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Thai Drink
Thai Drink

Yadong

The street brewed local moonshine whiskey of choice throughout Bangkok is known as Yadong.

Yadong
Yadong

Where To Drink It: You can locate vendors selling Yadong in big glass jars usually with red lids, available on the side of streets. It’s best to bring your own bottle or fill up an empty energy drink bottle. Prices can range from 10 – 100 THB for a bottle of Yadong.

Thai Tea

Thai iced tea, known as cha yen, is a sweet milky tea that goes down well when it’s hot and sweaty outside.

Thai Tea
Thai Tea

Where To Drink It: Any drink stall in Bangkok, you’ll see cans of carnation condensed milk at the cart.

Juices

Be aware that a lot of Thai drinks are made extremely sweet and even fresh juices are sweetened up with sugar. I used to not be a real fan, but after walking around and sweating all day, a shot of sweetness can be welcomed.

  • Limeade (nam manao)
  • Orange Juice (nam som)
  • Pandanus Leaf Juice (nam baitoy)
  • Grass Jelly (chao-guay)
  • Bael Fruit Juice (nam ma-tam)
  • Tiger Grass Drink (nam bai bua-bok)
  • Wild Chrysanthemum Drink (nam gek-huay)
  • Siraitia Grosvenorii Juice (luo han guo)

Where To Drink It: Many carts throughout Bangkok that squeeze juice and make fruit shakes.

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