18 November, 2011

Sugar cane drink

Before school started I drove the high school kids to their school many times (pre-bicycles) so they could get registered, check on their classes and teachers and sometimes (which I found out later) they didn’t necessarily need to go, but just wanted to ride in the truck.  On one of those trips, we cooled off in the heat with sugar cane drinks.  It is such a refreshing natural thirst quencher on hot days –which are sneaking up on us again.

For a mere 500 reil or US $.13 you can trot across the street and watch while the sugar cane stalks are put through the grinder machine over and over again while the extracted juice runs slowly out.  Add a little ice and a straw and instant refreshment and smiles!

Here’s the machine in action at Wat Opot.

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