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Kumis (China)

Given Name: Kumis Aliases: Koumiss, ayrag (Mongolia), 马奶酒 Place(s) of Origin: Central Asia Place Consumed: Ürümqi, China Common Features: Raw mare’s milk drink fermented by frequent stirring/churning Background: Traditionally, kumis was consumed from a horse-hide vessel.  The inventors) must’ve really … Continue reading

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Teh Tarik (Malaysia and Singapore)

In fact, I had this drink at an Indian restaurant in Batam, Indonesia, but that island, as close as thirty-five minutes to Singapore by boat,  is so filled with unscrupulous Singaporeans – like the city-state itself – that it remains … Continue reading

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Walnut Milk (China)

This is a big one:  Walnut milk*…from China?  A dairy drink from East Asia worth mentioning?  The joke’s on me, it’s probably just powdered flavor spirit, ya know, MSG, a slew of sugar and walnut shavings that some factory worker … Continue reading

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Liquorice Juice (Egypt)

Hey there, welcome back.  I hope that the first of many of 2014’s new year’s celebrations is going well for you.  Without further ado, let’s jump right into the topic: liquorice juice in Cairo, Egypt. Fun fact: liquorice makes me nauseous.  … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut Juice (USA)

Kidneys, who needs those?  That’s what detractors would say.  Translated literally from German as sour cabbage, sauerkraut is more commonly known as the food that could really use a suntan served on the side of pork sausage.  But as a … Continue reading

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Cucumber Soda (USA)

Did you know that cucumbers are fruits?  Show off to (and get summarily ridiculed by) your friends by making a fruit salad of tomatoes, avocados and cucumbers.  Also, that pastrami sandwich won’t be the same anymore… Speaking of disappointment, new … Continue reading

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Water Chestnut Juice (馬蹄水)

Water chestnuts– these vegetables possess a great crunch, but for whatever reason I wasn’t much of a fan as a kid.  It might be because I liken the taste to adding salty water to sweetened soil. Also, I never liked (and … Continue reading

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