This drink may not look special, but I guarantee it was amazing. The difference between a lassi and a smoothie is still rather blurry to me, but I do understand that a lassi is traditionally an Indian yogurt based drink. I enjoyed this beverage in Luang Prabang, Laos on a balcony over looking the local river. I am not going to lie, the location probably influenced my love of this drink. The restaurant we were eating at was managed by an American woman, and all the employees are local teenagers with no prior job experience. The restaurant gives the kids an opportunity to learn English, and to gain the needed experience to succeed since they cannot afford a higher education.