Sinh To Bo
What it is:Avocados, ice, and half-and-half go into this savory shake.
Good for: A cool refresher.
Try it at: Phuoc Loc Bakery & Deli (6795 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church; 703-854-1750).
Spiced Ethiopian Tea
What it is: Black tea with cardamom and cloves.
Good for: Curbing richness.
Try it at: Meaza (5700 Columbia Pike, Falls Church; 703-820-2870).
What it is: A soft drink that tastes like cream soda with a hint of pineapple.
Good for: Peruvian chicken.
Try it at: Ocopa (1324 H St., NE; 202-396-1814), where bartenders mix it with pisco.
What it is: Unfiltered Korean rice wine with a deceivingly creamy texture—it’s fairly low in alcohol.
Good for: Fried foods.
Try it at: Mandu (1805 18th St., NW; 202-588-1540).
Singha on Ice
What it is: A Thai lager—drinking it on ice may seem odd, but it soothes the tongue.
Good for: Taming the spice.
Try it: Anywhere, ideally pre-chilled to slow ice-melting.
This article appears in our May 2016 issue of Washingtonian.