Milo Cham Ais

by Kenny Mah

This is one of my favourite drinks and it really shouldn’t be. It’s a mongrel of a beverage, mixing chocolatey malt powder with some local coffee brew, harsh and bitter, all whipped up into a bubbly frenzy before finally topped up with a sprinkling of ice cubes. It already sounds like it ought to taste now that I’ve described it – awful.

But it isn’t. It’s a guilty pleasure, one that catches my throat and makes me want to curse till I am hoarse. This is an earthy swill for those of us who still believe that a common life is the best. This is a drink that will not quench your thirst but leave you cruelly dissatisfied, longing for more. And what’s more common than a life that longs for more?


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