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    Default Coffeeshop talk

    I saw a thread in Nikon forum that interests me, been wanting to ask for so long, well here goes.

    What do they mean by:
    kopi O - this one I know (coffee no milk)
    teh O - same as above (tea no milk)
    milo peng ?
    kopi siew tai mai kopi hoon ?

    I am sure there are many others... care to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123
    I saw a thread in Nikon forum that interests me, been wanting to ask for so long, well here goes.

    What do they mean by:
    kopi O - this one I know (coffee no milk)
    teh O - same as above (tea no milk)
    milo peng ?
    kopi siew tai mai kopi hoon ?

    I am sure there are many others... care to share?

    ../azul123
    i always order...

    Milo Godzilla... but nowadays the standard like drop liao... or my taste bud more sensitive...

    anyway, u can just break down into words...

    milo - milo .. wat else?
    peng - ice
    kopi - coffee
    teh - tea
    siew dai - less sugar
    hoon - powder
    mai - dun wan (dis 1 really should be in the hokkien grammar instead...)
    C - evaporated milk

    wat else ar?
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    Default Re: Coffeeshop talk

    tarik - they cooled it by jugging from tumbler to tumbler foaming it in the process
    teh harlia - ginger tea usually with milk
    kopi O kau?

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    Default Re: Coffeeshop talk

    Quote Originally Posted by azul123
    tarik - they cooled it by jugging from tumbler to tumbler foaming it in the process
    teh harlia - ginger tea usually with milk
    kopi O kau?

    ../azul123
    gau - thick...
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    Default Re: Coffeeshop talk

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    gau - thick...
    Interesting

    ../azul123

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123
    Interesting

    ../azul123

    interesting - geh yan...
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    Default Re: Coffeeshop talk

    DCA, u teaching hokkien here huh

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarinet
    DCA, u teaching hokkien here huh
    dun expect me to convert your line hor...

    me is not a hokkien babelfish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123
    I saw a thread in Nikon forum that interests me, been wanting to ask for so long, well here goes.

    What do they mean by:
    kopi O - this one I know (coffee no milk)
    teh O - same as above (tea no milk)
    milo peng ?
    kopi siew tai mai kopi hoon ?

    I am sure there are many others... care to share?

    ../azul123
    so "kopi siew tai mai kopi hoon" = coffee with less sugar and don't want coffee powder" ?
    is there such a drink?
    scarly later i order fr the coffee auntie this drink, then kena hoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benz
    so "kopi siew tai mai kopi hoon" = coffee with less sugar and don't want coffee powder" ?
    is there such a drink?
    scarly later i order fr the coffee auntie this drink, then kena hoot.
    think i saw this line on some animated gif...
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    When I was young I always had "Kopi O Puin" (Coffee Rice) in the morning. That's coffee and sugar in a bowl of rice.

    Only when I grew up I realized I was the only kid who invented and ate such a concoction.

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    kim boon tai --clementi --- Lemon Tea..

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    Default Re: Coffeeshop talk

    Quote Originally Posted by benz
    so "kopi siew tai mai kopi hoon" = coffee with less sugar and don't want coffee powder" ?
    is there such a drink?
    scarly later i order fr the coffee auntie this drink, then kena hoot.
    No such a drink la. Unless u want to be the guy in my avatar.

    Ok i translate what my avatar said!

    Customer: Tao Kay = Boss!
    Boss: Ai lim simi? = What you want to drink?
    Customer: Kopi gao, = Coffee thick
    Customer: Siew dai, = Less sugar
    Customer: Mai Tng, = Don't want sugar
    Customer: Mai gu ni, = Don't want milk
    Customer: Mai sng, = Don't want ice
    Customer: Mai kopi hoon, = Don't want coffee powder
    Customer: Mai puay, = Don't want cup
    Customer: Wa mai lim liao. = I don't want to drink liao
    Boss: nb....= This you should know la.
    Last edited by afbug; 9th April 2006 at 08:45 AM.

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    Default Re: Coffeeshop talk

    kopi c kosong --> kopi without sugar, condensed milk but with evaporated milk.

    my favourite

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    Quote Originally Posted by benz
    so "kopi siew tai mai kopi hoon" = coffee with less sugar and don't want coffee powder" ?
    is there such a drink?
    scarly later i order fr the coffee auntie this drink, then kena hoot.
    got..... she pour hot water on ya face...

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    Default Re: Coffeeshop talk

    actually C is for Carnation as in carnation brand evaporated milk

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