Coffee Shop Talk

Ah, another useful article from the Straits Times.  This time about how to order different types of local coffee!

From the May 20 paper:

“AN ORDER of a skinny, double tall decaf latte means absolutely nothing to your coffee shop uncle, so here’s how to order your coffee – oops, kopi – with gusto at your neighbourhood stall.


Kopi-o: Coffee without milk

Kopi: Coffee with condensed milk

Kopi-c: Coffee with evaporated milk


Peng: With ice

Po: Weak, made with more water and less coffee

Gao: Strong, made with more coffee and less water

Di lo: All coffee, no water

Ga dai: More sugar

Siu dai: Less sugar

Kosong: No sugar”


One response to this post.

  1. […] to Singapore, check out this handy guide “Coffee Shop Talk” to your own custom made freshly brewed coffee in a local Singapore coffeeshop (for only SGD […]


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