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