Ordering local coffee and tea is a whole art by itself. There is a whole unique lexicon to specify what you want. For starters, coffee is known as kopi and tea is known as teh. The milk used is not fresh milk but either condensed milk or evaporated milk. The most commonly ordered drinks are:
Coffee with milk – kopi (condensed milk)/kopi-c (evaporated milk with sugar)
Tea with milk – teh (condensed milk)/ teh-c (evaporated milk with sugar)
What I like is either kopi-c kosong or teh-c kosong (coffee/tea with evaporated milk and no sugar).
Kopi – coffee
C – evaporated milk
Kosong – no sugar
So it’s kopi-c kosong! Continue reading What’s in my Kopi? Oh, I don’t want to know…