Thursday, October 12, 2006

Goti Soda, Soda Lemon....i.e. "Indian Lemonade..."

Since my childhood i have had enumerable amount of soda, the roadside, highly unorganized and local carbonated water which comes with a peculiar bottle holding the fizz of the Soda with a glass goti ( i.e. Marble), This Soda is made locally by the small vendors in their homes with help of carbonation machines with some flavours like Rose, Vanilla etc

The drink is very popular with locals as it is splashed with lemon tinge that dances on the tongue from the very first sip… it is so popular that almost every town and village will have some roadside vendor popping the fizz out all around seasons…
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Anonymous Thu Oct 12, 12:57:00 PM GMT+5:30  

glad that its still as popular and not coka-cola .

Lisi Thu Oct 12, 09:20:00 PM GMT+5:30  

very nice post and it sounds good you recommend tourists to try them?

Unknown Fri Oct 13, 09:07:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Yes lisi, i get on to it whenever i see one...

Kris, this may not be the answer for Coke but from local perspective it does offer freshness of lemon fruit over synthetic/canned falvours...

I love Coke too...

Archana Srinivas Pottery Fri Oct 13, 01:27:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Very neat...used to be called 'Bunta' in Delhi. Tastes great when had with salt.

Thanks for your nice comments on my site.

Anonymous Tue Oct 17, 06:33:00 PM GMT+5:30  

It is my favorite drink. soda with lime, salt and pepper. Good for any stomach, helps quench thirst and rejuvenates energy in the thick of the heated sun.

Recommended to any tourist.

Reflex Wed Oct 25, 04:09:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Woah :D very good never seen something like that !

Anonymous Thu Oct 26, 05:46:00 PM GMT+5:30  

its goli not goti

goli means marble in kannada(bangalore's native language). its a word derived from 'gol'(sphere).

Unknown Thu Oct 26, 08:46:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Thanks...keeps me going!

Pradeep > is called 'Goli' in Kannada and 'Goti' in hindi or Marathi. thanks for bringing this perspective..