Alibi V.12 No.50 • Dec 11-17, 2003 

Food Article

These bright, sugary syrups inject kitschy colors and flavors into boring beverages. There are four varieties to choose from— the green "cream soda," clear "mali" (a jasmine or honeysuckle-like flavor), yellow "pineapple," and red "sala" (with kind of a generic red candy taste). We like the cream soda and mali best of all. Try mixing a little syrup with water (plain or seltzer) or Sprite and serving it over ice. Also good as an ingredient in cocktails or with milk.

Perfect for booze-hounds, Asian ingredient freaks, children.