It was like reliving the past.
When I watched Pat try one of those “street drinks” that are ever so popular in Kyrgyzstan, the very same one I had tried back in 2008, I couldn’t help but laugh at his misfortune.
“It’s an acquired taste, dear.”
Still, Pat was intent on giving Maksim Shoro a try. After buying our plane tickets to Osh, we walked across the street to the little stands topped with round red and blue barrels wearing the picture of a pilot (?) with a huge mustache.
“Do you want one, or two?” the quiet young girl asked us.
I laughed and quickly replied that we would only be needing one of the smallest glasses. That would be enough.
Shoro, for those interested, is a fermented style drink based on wheat. However, after reading this article and discovering a recipe for the drink, I can now understand why it might not be so great: it has animal fat in it.
This is probably the reason why Pat and I had very similar reactions to the drink. Just take a look at these videos!
My First Try Back in 2008
Pat’s First Try in 2012
Please note: Pat did not watch my video before tasting. Also, it does include the F-word.
So, would you give Shoro a try when visiting Kyrgyzstan?