The Long Wander in Laos © Sahand Sedghi

Fruit Shake

Vientiane, Laos


Fasay Fruit Shake Shop © Sahand Images


Sometimes it's the blender, sometimes it's the fruit, the right amount of ice, those ten extra seconds of blending, the combination of banana, carrot, pineapple... maybe it's just a magic touch. Somehow, these fruit shakes came out perfect every time. So, after our third visit in one day I went to watch them being made, and I thought, 'So simple. I could do that.' So, for all of our friends and family back home, we stole the recipe! You have to try it and let us know if it can be done outside of Fasay's kitchen in Laos. We'll be waiting to hear how your fruit shakes turned out!

If your in Laos drop by Fasay Fruit Shake Shop to see if its as good as we say: Samsenthai St. opposite Asia Pavilion Hotel





(Paradise in a Glass)


  • (No sugar!)
  • 1 banana
  • ½ medium carrot, chunked
  • 1 long slice honeydew, chunked
  • 5-6 big hunks watermelon
  • ¼ cup ice (Not big cubes from your trays. Get small chunks the size of the tip of your index finger. Fasay's ice was round with a hole in the middle. We think it makes a difference.)

Put all of the fruit in the blender and blend until smooth. (About forty-five seconds)
Leave the blender running and add the ¼ cup ice.
Blend another fifteen seconds, or until all ice is smoothed in.
Pour into a big, frosty glass and taste paradise!


This is a family joint started by Mom who has since passed away and the son and his wife are running the store. That's their daughter in the photo above. They are a sweet and welcoming family who make wicked fruit shakes.

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