Fascinating traditional drinks in Singapore

​​​​​​​Besides famous dishes in Singapore, you should also try the traditional drinks of this nation to have a comprehensive view of the diverse cuisine here.  

1. TEH TARIK MILK TEA

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As a multi-ethnic country greatly influenced by Malaysian culture, Singapore offers you a famous drink in Malay, the Tarik milk tea, but also extremely famous in the island nation. It is modified to give its own flavor and gradually become the oldest traditional drink in Singapore.

The sweet taste blends in the richness of the milk through its unique processing which is created by the tea maker pouring back and forth between 2 cups at a distance to let them create a certain amount of foam. This job is simple, but it requires the skillful hands of long-time professionals.

2. BARLEY WATER

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Another attractive drink in Singapore on hot summer days is barley water. The process is very simple. You just need to boil barley then add sugar, lemon, and a few ice cubes when drinking. The result is a glass of aromatic barley water. After hours of sightseeing, enjoying a traditional glass of barley water will help you recover energy to continue the journey to explore the island.

3. COCKTAIL SLING SINGAPORE

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This cocktail was first made by Ngiam Tong Boom, a famous bartender of the Long bar, with a simple recipe of easy-to-find ingredients such as lemonade, orange juice, pineapple juice, a little Gin and Cherry Brandy wine. Only a short time after being born, this unique drink has created a trend across Southeast Asia.

4. MILO DINOSAUR

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Similar to conventional Milo milk, but the preparation and flavor of Milo Dinosaur make it much more attractive to tourists. This drink is made mainly by dissolving Milo powder in cold water then putting pure Milo powder on top and finally can be decorated with a layer of fresh cream.

Initially it was for children but after enjoying this delicious drink, not only children but all Singaporeans and tourists love them. The traditional drink of this island nation is now famous throughout Asia.

5. BANDUNG

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Bandung reminds people of shaved ice syrup. You can find this drink everywhere on the streets of the island nation. It is served in varied colors but the main color which many people prefer is pink. The taste of Bandung is very pleasant, the sweetness of milk blends with the light taste of the syrup makes Bandung a popular drink in Singapore not just in the summer.

6. KOPI-O COFFEE

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If you want to be full of life in the early morning before you step out for a walk to enjoy the view Enjoy, you should try Kopi-O. This is a traditional black coffee with sugar and is available in many stores located in the central hawker area or in thousands of Kopitiam or "coffee shops".

This delicious coffee is most often drunk at breakfast because of its strong, seductive scent and high caffeine content which will help you stay calm or concentrate for hours. Kopi-O has many versions when mixing with condensed milk, ice, to add a rich flavor.

7. KOPI JOSS – THE COAL-DIPPING COFFEE

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This type of coffee is quite famous in Singapore. Its preparation is no different from other types of coffee except for dropping a lump of hot coals into a cup of coffee. But this difference makes the coffee more unique and flavor. If you once enjoy Kopi Joss, it will be hard to forget.

By: Winston Stewart

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