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What Coffeeshop Drink Will Japan Embrace After Milo?

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You’ve seen the news reports about how Milo’s popularity has exploded in Japan. And why not? Milo is awesome. Someday, when we can all travel safely again, maybe you’ll find yourself in a café in Kyoto. And you’ll be able to ask for a Milo gao, just like at home.

But we hope that the Japanese will take a more in-depth look at the awesome drinks available at every kopitiam in Singapore.

Horlicks Cino

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Horlicks, also a malted beverage, plus some sweet condensed milk. Ideal for people who love sweet drinks, malty drinks and milk.

Teh Halia

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Tea, typically Lipton or Boh, with added milk. And some powdered ginger for that extra kick! Imagine having this with gari, or pickled ginger with your beef don.


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Rose syrup and condensed milk make for a striking pink drink that many choose to have with their prata or murtabak. In Japan, perhaps having it along with some Takoyaki or Okonomiyaki would hit the spot.

Sugarcane Juice

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This refreshing drink is usually found only in kopitiams and not in its air-conditioned and usually inferior cousins, the food courts of Singapore. The perfect drink to have after anything oily.


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Milk with yoghurt, plus anything you like. Sugar? Salt? Pureed mango? Bam. A great drink for some energy on-the-go, that is, if you’re not lactose intolerant.

Milo King Kong

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If you love Milo so much that you want to make it into an entire meal, you can’t go wrong with a Milo King Kong. According to Dr. Geoffrey Pakiam of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute of Singapore, a Milo King Kong is two scoops of ice cream with your Milo, plus some Milo powder. Whipped cream is optional.

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As you can see, there’s so much more than Milo! We hope the new devotees of Milo in Japan will discover more of the drinks that makes eating at kopitiams so special.

After all, the adventurous Japanese is home of the Ramune soda, which has flavours like Wasabi, Takoyaki and Cotton Candy!