There are a few words you should learn before heading to any kopitiam. They are:

‘Kopi’ which means coffee.

‘Peng’ which means Ice.

‘Kosong’ which means no sugar and no milk.

‘Kao’ which means strong and thick.

‘Pok’ which means mild.

And with that, you can order your coffee in these variation:

Kopi = Coffee with condensed milk

Kopi “Peng” = Iced coffee with condensed milk

Kopi C – Coffee with evaporated milk and sugar

Kopi C “Peng” = Iced coffee with evaporated milk and sugar

Kopi C “Kosong” = Iced coffee with evaporated milk, without sugar

Kopi O – Black coffee with sugar

Kopi O “Peng” = Iced black coffee with sugar

Kopi O “kosong” = Black coffee without sugar

Kopi “Kao” – Extra strong coffee with condensed milk

Kopi “Pok” – Milk Coffee with condensed milk