When it comes to Asian cuisine, there are a variety of drinks that are popular and have been around for centuries. From Yeo's chrysanthemum tea to Binggrae banana milk, these drinks have become staples in many Asian households. Apple Cider is a Taiwanese soft drink that has been around since the 1970s and is known for its preservative-free formula. If you're looking for alcoholic beverages, there are plenty of options such as macaroni and whiskey, pear vodka, and palm wine.
Here are 10 popular drinks in Asian cuisine.
Yeo's Chrysanthemum Tea- This famous Chinese herbal tea is known for its unique red cans and its unique herbal yet sweet flavor. It originated during the Qing Dynasty in the 19th century and, to this day, is one of the most popular beverages in China. It is often combined with dim sum and has a juice box that has made it a hit for children's lunch boxes.
Binggrae Banana Milk- Also known as pomegranate milk because of its beautiful, uniquely shaped bottle, Binggrae banana milk is a popular children's drink in Korea. When it launched in 1974, the Korean government wanted to encourage citizens to drink more milk, and bananas were a luxury and a hard-to-find fruit, so Binggrae believed consumers would be interested in a banana-flavored drink.
Apple Cider- Apple Cider is a Taiwanese soft drink that tastes just like an apple-flavored Fanta.
After becoming very popular in Taiwan in the 1970s, Apple Cider became known as one of the only soft drink brands that avoided the use of preservatives in their beverages.
Macaroni and Whiskey- If you're looking for an alcohol-flavored drink that's easy to prepare, there's nothing better than macaroni and whiskey. This quick and easy 5-minute cocktail is another option for lovers of ginger, herbs and a touch of citrus.
Pear Vodka- Although this 5-minute cocktail isn't sweet, it's one of the sweetest options on the list, especially if you're making it with pear vodka instead of regular vodka.
Palm Wine- Made from palm tree sap and popular in many Asian countries, palm wine is known as tuba in the Philippines. As a note, I'd like to point out that when I've talked about “Asian” drinks, I haven't included those inspired by Western Asia. But there are a ton of great Asian cocktails that have nothing to do with any of those ingredients. When it comes to drinking responsibly, it's important to remember that Asian cocktails use a lot of ginger and spices and, traditionally speaking, aren't as sweet. So if you're looking for an alcoholic beverage that's spicy, rich and full of flavor, this list of 10 is what you need.
Be sure to enjoy these drinks responsibly!.