Hokkien noodles and Thai Ice Tea

Today it was time again for some noodles. I chose Hokkien noodles on oil and garlic with pork, in Thai called gwai tiaw hog gian muu haeng . Additionally we ordered some fried Hokkien noodlesshrimps called gung thod. Noodles called gwai tiaw in Thai are popular allover the country, but the Hokkien noodles are unique to cities of Chinese descendants like Phuket. The noodles were served with a soup, which tasted strongly of shrimps. For a drink, I had a Thai Ice Tea, called cha yen. This drink is made of a special orange Thai tea powder. The powder is made of Thai tea leaves or other black tea leaves, crushed tamarind and star anise powder, which gives the tea its orange coloring. Alternatively there are some cheaper varieties made of tea leave powder and artificial coloring. After the tea is brewed, sugar is added and the tea is poured into a glass filled with ice. Finally some condensed milk (nom khon) is added to give the tea a creamy taste.

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