Ipoh "white" coffee
is a popular coffee drink
which originated in Ipoh
. The coffee beans are roasted with palm-oil margarine, and the resulting coffee is served with condensed milk
. The term "white coffee" originates from the literal translation of its Chinese name, which was introduced in the 19th century by Chinese migrants who came to work in the local tin mines.
Traditionally, Malaysian style "black" coffee roast (Kopi-O) is produced by roasting the beans with sugar, margarine and wheat.
"White" coffee, on the other hand, is produced with only margarine and without any sugar, resulting in a less dark roast. SYL White Coffee is one of the example of traditional style of white coffee. Ipoh White Coffee is also widely available in an instant
The generic term "Ipoh White Coffee" in Chinese is "怡保白咖啡"(Jyutping
: Ji4bou2 Baak6 Kaa1fei1). Baak6 "白" (pinyin
: bái), commonly means white, has nothing to do with the colour in this instance, but is rather a reference to the way how the coffee is roasted. In Chinese, Bái also means 'without, or unadulterated', nothing has been added to the coffee during the roasting process.
Ipoh White Coffee has been adopted... Read More