Avocado smoothie at Thang's French Coffee & Bubble Tea


Photo: DIane Lee

Fresh avocado, sweetened condensed milk, ice. That’s all it takes to make the Vietnamese smoothie known as sinh to bo, and it’s pure genius. At Thang’s, watch as your avocado gets plucked from a pile of dark green orbs and the flesh scooped directly into the blender, just as it’s done at street stalls all over Vietnam. The result is less sweet than mango or pineapple smoothies, utterly creamy and buttery.

Thang’s French Coffee & Bubble Tea, Maunakea Marketplace, 1120 Maunakea St., 845-2164. $3.75