I’ve talked about the best desserts you should have after eating spicy food but let’s talk about the best drinks to include with your dish. Below are some of my favourites and could be a way for new spicy food enthusiasts to slowly get used to eating peppery meals.
Note: Unfortunately, these options are not the best for people who are lactose intolerant.
Iced Milk hits different when the drink is freezing cold or if ice is added into the drink. In my opinion, it helps make the spice dissolve a bit on the tongue. Strawberries (as a fruit, never a powder) or matcha is perfect to put into the drink because it adds a certain sweetness to combat the spicy taste.
This drink can be seen as an elixir or a full restore for spicy food. No matter how peppery your food is, it’s the best beverage to counter with. Most of all, the infamous mango lassi is one I recommend when ordering Indian or Nepalese food but feel free to try other flavours.
A guilty pleasure for many, but it’s also one of the best drinks on this list to have with anything chilli or peppery. The foamy, milkiness of a milkshake helps relieve any spicy food that immediately become too spicy and instantly cools down your body.
One of the most trendiest drinks to have is Bubble Tea. With a great meal, bubble tea is quite effective in result to similar drinks such as milkshakes and iced milk. It’s just as creamy and just as delicious.
Hear me out! There’s quite a few cocktails that can supress the spicy taste from your food, especially classics that are fruit based such as Strawberry Daiquiri and Passionfruit Martini. However, it’s best not to choose a bubbly or caffeine-based cocktail such as Mimosa or Espresso Martini, as they might increase the peppery taste.