Here are five drinks from around the region that everyone should try at least once!
1. Bubble Tea:
This drink gives you a refreshing element of surprise with its chewy tapioca pearls. With over 250 flavour combinations, anyone can find their personal favourite. Fruit based or milk based just choose your pick.
2. Halo – Halo:
A bit bizarre combination but the end result will definitely blow up your mind. This drink which means ‘mix – mix’ is layered with some strange ingredients including shaved ice, pieces of custard flan, candied coconut, evaporated milk, red beans and finally topped up with ice – cream.
3. Karak Chai:
Whether in early mornings or breezy nights the amount of people lining up for Karak Chai is literally insane. A simple creamy blend of black tea, milk, sugar and cardamom has gained huge popularity in UAE. Karak Chai which means strong tea gives the locals a mix of combined cultures.
For the coffee addicts, this Arabic coffee with its rich aroma is usually served with sweet dates to keep its bitter taste in balance.
5. Iced Karkade:
An icy drink which originated from Egypt has the most complimenting flavours. Known for its beautiful crimson colour, this hibiscus derived drink will make you wanting more. Popularly used for celebrations, it has become a staple as a refreshment.