Bangkok’s Best Fruit Shake – Blended Nectar Anyone?

By Mark Wiens 35 Comments

It’s like walking into a heavenly orchard, a place that is bountiful with every fresh tropical fruit (and more) from this abundant earth that you can imagine – and it’s in the middle of Bangkok.

Upon arrival there’s a continuous queue of enthusiasts from around the neighborhood of Nang Loeng, patiently waiting, eager to obtain their daily dose of delight.

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There are some fruits at the stall that you may not even recognize, some fruits that are sweeter than honey, others that are so sour they will make you cringe; blending the diverse mixture of fruit together is like a mass marriage, everything comes together and rejoices!

The end result can only be described as a matchless nectar, the Rolls Royce of all fruit shakes!

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P’Tukatha blends her fruit with a smile, an overwhelming smile that welcomes you in; the feeling is like a bond of acknowledgment that she will cater to your every blended fruit need with winning success.

A suck through the straw is a guaranteed love at first taste, an entire world of fruit coming together in a single sip.

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What to order:

I usually go with the mixed fruit shake (nam pban ponlamai ruam), a blend of whatever is on hand, that can include but is not limited to: pineapple, mango, guava, melon, papaya, banana, dragon fruit, watermelon, coconut, cherry tomatoes, beet root, lime, passion fruit, mint leaves, and basil.

The portions of blended fruit are so generous that the shake overflows and has to be filled into the convex lid.

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I can never (nor do I want to) escape with only a single fruity Thai dessert concoction, my usual preference for seconds is what I call the yellow combo: mango, pineapple, banana and passion fruit.

Be aware that it is possible to order whatever combination your eyes can see.  Just give P’Tukatha the word and she will stock the trusty blender with whatever fusion your imagination can come up with.

Price – 30 THB (About $1) – Large

Where to Get Bangkok’s Best Fruit Shake:

Bangkok’s best fruit shake is located at the entrance of Nang Loeng Market, just off Thanon Nakhon Sawan, Bangkok, Thailand


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Drinking Bangkok’s best fruit shake is one of my favorite things to do in Bangkok! For more suggestions check out 101 Things to do in Bangkok.

Don’t ever miss Bangkok’s best fruit shake!



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  • Layla Hobbs

    4 months ago

    Hey great article! You answered so many questions about living in Thailand. Thank you.
    Cordially,
    Layla Hobbs

  • Dilan

    3 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    Iv read/heard that not to drink tap water in Thailand.So what water do they use for a shake?can we instruct them to use bottled water and pay more?

    • Mark Wiens

      3 years ago

      Hi Dilan, normally vendors use filtered water, which they buy from a reverse osmosis machine, so you should not have a problem!

  • Andro Narak

    4 years ago

    Fruit shakes are definitely one of my favorite things about thailand… (with my two favorites being dragon fruit.. and mango) — And I always buy 2 as well… one to drink on the walk home, and the second right after i get home. P

    Good stuff.

  • Lily-Mae Andrew

    4 years ago

    I’m a bit of a smoothie person too. I’ve recently begun experimenting with food colourings to try to get my kids to drink them and am having a certain amount of success !

    I’ve made a dragon fruit smoothie and enjoyed it unfortunately they cost quite a bit over here in the UK so I can only have them as a treat 🙁

  • Meg from LandingStanding

    5 years ago

    Mark! My husband, Tony and I, are currently in Bangkok and have been following your guides on the city. Yesterday we checked out the fruit shake stand after lunch in the Nang Loeng Market…. WOW! We both got the mixed fruit shakes and they were so darn good! Thank you so much for the recommendation 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hey Meg, that’s so great to hear, glad you were able to check this spot out. Were you able to find the stall alright? Last time I went (I think about 2 months ago) they were renovating their main shop and weren’t in full production.

  • Caroline @ Traveling 9 to 5

    6 years ago

    I am in search of this fruit shake today… I have high standards when it comes to my fruit shakes so lets see how this one compares 🙂 Thanks for the directions and suggestion!

  • Tijmen

    7 years ago

    I just make a apple / orange shake everymorning, but this does look much better 🙂 Can’t believe they are so cheap there either, I bet if I would be there I would have them everyday 🙂

  • Bluegreen Kirk

    7 years ago

    Those shakes look great and for large its only $1 you cant really beat that. Here in the states something like that could easily go for $5 or more.

  • Oswald

    7 years ago

    Just back from Thailand a few months ago – your photos bring back some great memories – the smoothies don’t just taste great, the setups for them are so colorful! Your photos have excellent color – wonder what camera etc you are using?

  • Mark Wiens

    7 years ago

    @Corinne: Hehe, yes, I have seen a few people order their blended mix with an oreo inside, but I have yet to sample such a combination!

    @Renee: And they are huge, loaded with the freshest tropical fruit!

  • Renee

    7 years ago

    5 words….Great Day In The Morning! They look delicious and only costs a buck? You’re cruel, Mark. You’re cruel!

  • Corinne @ Gourmantic

    7 years ago

    It looks delicious and healthy… I guess that’s why they have boxes of Oreo! 🙂

  • Mark Wiens

    7 years ago

    @Christy: Hehe, hope you found some delicious lunch too!

    @Don: Yah, this place is worth coming back to Bangkok for!

    @Sofia: The fruit in SE Asia is some of the best tasting and abundant in the world. I bet that shake it Laos was awesome too!

  • Sofia – As We Travel

    7 years ago

    I love fruit shakes, how could I have missed that place?! I’ve had some great ones in Thailand, but the best ones I found in a small bamboo hut cafe in Laos…. heaven….

  • Don

    7 years ago

    Wow! Your descriptions of those shakes sounds great. I just wish you had written this article earlier so I could have checked out P’Tukatha’s concoctions while I was in Bangkok.

  • Christy @ Technosyncratic

    7 years ago

    Your food posts always make me sooo hungry! I need to stop reading them before I’ve had lunch. 😉

  • Mark Wiens

    7 years ago

    @Laura: Great, that’s a great combination, you just have to come back to Bangkok to get the smoothies!

    @Got A Passport: Yah, single fruit shakes can be pretty tasty as well, but the mix of fruit is what I like the best!

  • Got A Passport

    7 years ago

    Just got back from Bangkok and Phuket. I’ve never thought of mixing flavors! Just tried a coconut nam pun…yum 😀

  • Laura

    7 years ago

    I LOVE Thai smoothies! I’m so sad that there aren’t many (any?) good smoothies here. My favorite is a coconut banana.