If you’ve ever experienced authentic Thai cuisine, you know there is more to it than just the meal. The environment, table etiquette, and complementing drinks all complete the total experience. However, authentic Thai beverages is often an element that is overlooked in Westernized cultures. While the restaurant handles the vibe and cuisine, you’re left with full freedom on beverage selection. If you find yourself near the Burlington Mall, you want to be sure to stop by White Coconut Thai Restaurant.
Here, we understand the importance of every last detail. So, as you are free to choose whichever drink is calling out to you, we encourage you to complete the experience by trying one of these authentic drinks straight from Thailand!
While the hot summer days have passed, there is still something satisfyingly refreshing about iced tea. Similar to what many are accustomed to, Thai iced tea is created from black tea and sweetened with condensed milk. Served over ice, this daytime refresher is topped with evaporated milk for an unexpected twist. As one of the most iconic Thai drinks, this one is a must-try!
Nam Manao is a combination of freshly squeezed lime juice, water, and sugar – very similar to our version of limeade. Another perfect refresher, this beverage is served sweetened or unsweetened, depending on the vendor. Either way, nam manao is a fantastic compliment for the various Thai curry dishes.
If the days call for a bit of rum, SangSom is your answer. Introduced by Thailand in 1977, nearly 70 million liters currently sell every year in this one country alone. Distilled from molasses and aged in charred oak barrels for five years, SangSom has won competitions in both Madrid and Barcelona. Although the spirit is virtually unknown outside of Thailand, it’s a strong contender in the world of rum.
And, of course, there is beer. As the premium beer of all local Thailand brews, Singha is a favorite among favorites. In production since 1934, this pale ale is packed with flavor, history, and sponsorships to several international organizations!
At White Coconut Thai Restaurant, we’re not only passionate about cooking but about the embracing the full authentic Thai experience. If you happen to be near the Burlington Mall holiday shopping, take a break and visit us today!
Conveniently located at 211 Middlesex Turnpike, we’re the much needed escape during the holiday madness!