|Little R greedily drinking lime juice|
--tea. This comes British-style (hot, with milk or lemon), Southeast-Asian-style (hot or cold with sweetened condensed milk), iced and sweetened, with lemon or calamansi (a kind of small citrus fruit), Taiwanese-style (cold with small sweetened tapioca balls, called pearls, and sugar), and Hong Kong-style (coffee and very strong tea mixed together, with milk).
--fresh juices. Usually they have a large selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, which they will juice for you on the spot. In addition to more familiar juices like apple, banana, and carrot, there are a lot of tropical fruits available, like dragonfruit, bitter melon, and guava. B's favorite combination is cucumber and dragonfruit; I am pretty conservative and like calamansi juice best (it tastes like lime juice).
--soy milk. This sometimes comes in a can, but many stalls offer a homemade version as well. You can get it either sweetened or unsweetened, and hot or cold. Typically people drink this for breakfast, but I like it all the time.
--almond milk. Also often homemade. It's really good and does taste just like almonds!
--beer. Tiger Beer is the local brand, but generally imported beers like Heineken, Taiwan Beer, or Qingdao are also available.
--soft drinks. Of course Coca-Cola, Sprite, etc. are widely available. They also have more unusual (at least to an American) sodas like ginger beer, cream soda, bitter lemon, sparkling blackcurrant, sparkling apple, etc. Little R loves ginger soda (the taste is really strong, so this surprises me) and will vociferously demand some whenever she sees the can (she recognizes the brand I always get). Another favorite is lime juice, which tastes similar to lemonade.
I love the available selection, and the fact that so much of it is fresh and locally made. It really does make a difference in terms of taste!
|Give me more!|
|Ooooh it's sour|