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To many people from around the world, we are favoured as a foodie nation. However, we often overlook the fact that we have refreshingly addictive local drinks too and mind you, we have a pretty neat selection of those and they are most certainly pocket-friendly! Ask any local what their favourite drink is, it will probably be one of these below:
  1. Iced Bandung
Iced Bandung is a popular favourite among the nation. You can find the drink almost anywhere, have it at the hawker centres, or purchase them in cans and packets. Made with rose syrup and a dose of evaporated milk, the deep red syrup is transformed into a bright pink milky delight with a subtle sweet rose scent!SAMSUNG CSCPhoto credit: Citynomads

Where to get:

Food Republic

#B1-02

Shaw House

350 Orchard Road

Singapore 238868

10am to 10pm (Daily)

  1. Milo Dinosaur
Milo Dinosaur? Odd name, isn’t it?However, as odd a name it is, a cup of Milo Dinosaur is unmistakeably an awesome upgrade from the regular iced Milo – chocolate and malt powder drink, usually consumed when doing sports. Milo Dinosaur essentially means an extra spoonful of Milo powder thrown on top of a perfect cup of icy Milo, the powder combination then clumps together, forming tiny Milo powder balls that gives an extra texture to this drink. SLURPPPPP.Milo Dinosaur cr. SAYSPhoto credit: SAYS

Where to get:

Food Republic

#B1-02

Shaw House

350 Orchard Road

Singapore 238868

10am to 10pm (Daily)

  1. Barley
Considered a health elixir, this healthy beverage is an ancient remedy, with its origin dating back to when civilisation first started, and is used for weight loss, lowering of cholesterol and blood sugar.  Likewise, this easy-to-make drink is also commonly home-brewed in Asian households since it’s simply just boiling out the barley seed and adding rock sugar to sweeten the taste.barley drink cr Food BlogsPhoto credit: Food BlogsThe Yakun outlets around Singapore have one of the best Barley drinks. Their wholesome ‘Silkyz Barley’ drink has additional silky smooth “fu zhu” (beancurd skin) that not only gives it more texture, but also boasts health benefits such as lowering of cholesterol and preventing certain types of cancer.

Where to get:

Ya Kun Kaya Toast

14 Scotts Road

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Far East Plaza

Singapore 228213

10am to 10pm (Daily)

  1. Soya Milk
Drank mostly as a breakfast drink paired with Youtiao (Fried dough stick), this nutritious drink is loaded with high level of essential fibers, vitamins and minerals. Vegetarians drink this for its rich source of protein!Soya Milk cr DanielfooddiaryPhoto credit: Danielfooddiary

Where to get:

Mr Bean

435 Orchard Road

 #B1-48

Wisma Atria

Singapore 238877

Mon-Thur: 7am - 10pm Fri-Sat: 7am - 1030pm Sun: 8am - 10pm

  1. Chin Chow Grass Jelly Drink
Chin Chow Grass Jelly drink is a light and refreshing drink, made from the leaves and stalks of mesona chineensis plant. This black drink may taste a little bitter, but as the Chinese always say, the more bitter it is, the better it is for your body. Trust me and down a sip, the cooling effect of the drink is perfect for our sunny island!27495905 - iced grass jelly dessert in a glass

Photo credit: The Finder

Where to get:

Mr Bean

435 Orchard Road

 #B1-48

Wisma Atria

Singapore 238877

Mon-Thur: 7am - 10pm Fri-Sat: 7am - 1030pm Sun: 8am - 10pm

  1. Michael Jackson
In all due respect to the late Michael Jackson, the Michael Jackson drink is inspired from his song “Black or White” and indeed, the drink is the lovechild of the Chin Chow Grass Jelly and Soya Milk, so don’t be baffled by the black jellies swimming in the soya milk. I heard, they are soothing enough to help sort out some heat flush.michael jackson cr FoodspottingPhoto credit: Foodspotting

Where to get:

Mr Bean

435 Orchard Road

 #B1-48

Wisma Atria

Singapore 238877

Mon-Thur: 7am - 10pm Fri-Sat: 7am - 1030pm Sun: 8am - 10pm

  1. Sugarcane Juice
Sold in almost every hawker centre, the freshly-pressed sugarcane juice which is only prepared the minute you order, is a definite thirst quencher in this sweltering heat of ours. Sometimes, a slice of lemon or a preserved plum is added in, depending on your preference, to add some zest to it.Sugarcane-comb cr soakinsingaporePhoto credit: SoakinsingaporeMy personal recommendation – have the drink while you annihilate your table full of signature hawker fare like BBQ stingray, oyster omelette, and BBQ chicken wings. The drink can help alleviate those jelat-ness (a local expression of flavour overdose in Malay).

Where to get:

Food Opera

2 Orchard Turn

#B4-03/04

Ion Orchard

Singapore 238801

10am to 11pm (Daily)

  1. Teh Tarik
Roughly translated from Malay as pulled tea, a cup of Teh Tarik requires skill for tarik’ing or pulling the tea and definitely, some great arm strength for this. It can only be considered a premium cup of Teh Tarik when it is brewed with the right amount of condensed or evaporated milk, and when drank, it downs comfortably with its smooth and creamy texture, emitting a subtle floral fragrance from selected tea leaves known as Tea Dust despite it being the lowest grade among tea leaves. This surely is the beauty of the drink, turning cheap tea leaves into fine cup of Teh Tahrik that is so well-loved by the masses.Teh-Tarik cr Stuck ShopPhoto credit: Stuck ShopIf you are keen for some adventure, you could probably find one of the longest surviving Teh Tarik stall. The store is nameless but can be located opposite the Kampong Glam Café. Believe me or not, the stall is still selling a full glass of Teh Tarik for 60cents.

Where to get:

Nameless store

21 Bussorah Street

Singapore 199439

OR

Food Opera

2 Orchard Turn

#B4-03/04

Ion Orchard

Singapore 238801

10am to 11pm (Daily)

  1. Kopi
If you have tasted Kopi - a Singapore-style coffee, you will probably have to concur with me that it gives your Americano, Latte or Macchiato a run for its money.Kopi cr Square SpacePhoto credit: Square SpaceHumble as a cup of Kopi may be, it is indeed the root of a lot of variants such as Kopi Siew Dai, Kopi Halia and Kopi-C, not forgetting your different types of Tehs too.... Some common and some unique, as long as its base is the aromatic kopi powder that are pre-roasted at a lower heat over a long period of time, it’s a good kopi.Looking to order either the Kopi or Teh, check out this graphic below for a handy dandy guide to the art of ordering them the Singaporean way.KopiTeh Cr SoakinSingaporePhoto Credit: Soakinsingapore

Where to get:

Food Opera

2 Orchard Turn

#B4-03/04

Ion Orchard

Singapore 238801

10am to 11pm (Daily)

  1. Teh /Kopi Cino
kopi Teh Cino cr Sadali Mawi, hungrygowherePhoto credit: Sadali Mawi/hungrygowhereSingapore’s answer to latte or tea latte is the Teh Cino and Kopi Cino, respectively. Either drink features a cup half-filled with condensed milk and water mixture, and topped up with your Teh/Kopi. While both styles share similar preparation techniques, psst… this is wayyyyyy cheaper.

Where to get:

Food Opera

2 Orchard Turn

#B4-03/04

Ion Orchard

Singapore 238801

10am to 11pm (Daily)

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