Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

When you visit Malaysia, you will be surprised by the variety of refreshing, unusual Malaysian drinks and juices that are different from the local coffee and tea.

Aside from fizzy drinks and sodas, Malaysian Food Courts and Hawker Centers are well organized and have a central location where you can buy a cold or hot drink.

Chinese Kopitiam (Coffeeshop), Warung (Malay food stalls), and Mamak (Indian Muslim food outlets) are places to get inexpensive Malaysian Drinks.

As Malaysians, we take for granted the variety of our special Malaysian Drinks, which leave visitors with the eye-catching names and colors of the unique local Malaysian drinks.

Most local juices cost between MYR2 and MYR5, about fifty cents to USD1.20.

The diverse Malaysian community offers a wide variety of drinks for a visitor. You can find these at these local hangouts.

  • Café
  • Food Court
  • Kopitiam
  • Restaurants
  • Food vendors
  • Food Trucks

As a local, I still find some Malaysian beverages a mystery.

Some names of the drinks arouse your curiosity and are intriguing.

The history behind many of the food and beverage origins is undoubtedly fascinating.

As a Malaysian, I will add other lists that will have you clamoring for more tasty treats!

Before that, here’s how to order local drinks from hawkers’ stalls without a recognizable menu and with your lack of local language skills.

Is there something you can order in English that doesn’t need translation?

Ice lemon tea – Ice lemon tea!

If you go to the local stalls (Warung), the top drinks ordered are not Coffee but hot milky tea.

The Malaysian drinks are uniquely creative, like Malaysian cuisine.

Some drinks are made with abundant Southeast Asia exotic fruits, herbs, nuts, and grains with many health benefits.

You can request that the drinks be unsweetened (check with the vendor).

You May Also Like To Try Malaysian Food

How do you order Malaysian drinks in Kopitiam or Warung?

Here’s the code if you want to order a Coffee or Tea in Malaysia.

  • O – Coffee or Tea + sugar
  • C – Coffee or Tea + evaporated milk
  • Kopi or Teh – Coffee or Tea + condensed milk

The variations of:

  • Peng – With Ice
  • Pok – Lighter in taste
  • Kaw – Stronger in taste

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

National Malaysian Drinks – Top is Teh Tarik

Malaysia’s cuppa is a hot, pulled, frothy milk tea drink, not coffee.

The simple ingredients are black tea, condensed milk, and sugar.

We attribute the robust flavor to using tea dust (instead of leaves).

Teh Tarik’s preparation and the art of ‘pulling tea,’ hot and freshly make it Malaysia’s national drink.

We serve Teh Tarik at Roti Canai stalls.

If you head to a Warung, a Mamak stall, or any Kopitiam (Coffee shop), patrons will be sipping on steamy mugs of thick, rich, and foamy hot Teh Tarik.

Every Malaysian loved to enjoy a tea break regardless of race or ethnicity.

Take a sip of the sweet, earthy, and soothing beverage, and you will taste Malaysia.

We often find Teh Tarik in Mamak shops and Warung rather than Chinese Kopitam.

A good cup of Teh Tarik should have just the right amount of sweetness and about one inch of foam.
Indians prefer a sweeter Teh Tarik compared to the Chinese.

They serve Teh Tarik in glass mugs in Mamaks and teacups with saucers in the Kopitiam.

Teh Tarik is most commonly drunk during breakfast and supper, with a Roti Canai and Dahl curry meal.

You can order an iced variation, named Teh Ais (Iced Milk Tea)

Remember to tell the Mamak to make it ‘Kurang Manis’ (koo-rang ma-is) if you don’t fancy a sweet beverage.

The art of ‘pulling tea’ is regarded as a fantastic display of showmanship.

Malaysia often holds Teh Tarik competitions for stylistic skills, and competitors always put on an acrobatic show.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Teh Tarik (Pulled Milk Tea)

Malaysia’s national drink, Teh Tarik, is an iconic drink made from black tea, sugar, and condensed milk.

However, Teh Tarik is more than just your usual milk tea!

Teh Tarik is Malaysia’s Beloved National Drink.

Teh Tarik means “pulled tea,” this creamy-frothy goodness is prepared by having the mixture “pulled” or poured back and forth through the air between two cups.

In some places, you can even watch how they make it!

So, if you want entertainment or just plain goodness in your drink, try Teh Tarik and see why Malaysians from all walks of life love this drink.

Teh – Milk Tea (condensed milk)
Teh C – Milk Tea (evaporated milk + sugar)
Teh C Kosong – Milk Tea (evaporated milk, no sugar)
Teh C Peng – Iced Milk Tea (evaporated milk, no sugar)
Teh Halia – Ginger Tea
Teh Kurang Manis – Milk Tea with less sugar
Teh Limau – Tea with Calamansi
Teh O-Tea without Milk
Teh O Kosong – Tea without Milk or sugar.
Teh Peng – Milk Tea with ice.
Teh Tarik – Hot Malaysian Pulled Milk Tea with a foamy top
Teh Tarik Madu (East Coast) – Hot Malaysian Pulled Tea with Honey and a Super frothy top
Teh O Ais *Limau – Tea with Calamansi without Milk

*In Malaysia, Calamansi (Calamondin/kalamansi) citrus with fresh, plump, and juicy fruits that look like limes are used instead of lemons for flavoring food and drinks.

Teh O Ais *Limau Peng – Iced Calamansi Tea

A definite thirst quencher for those who turn away from sweeter milky beverages, the “Iced Calamansi Tea” is prepared by mixing iced tea with freshly squeezed lime.

You can ask for “Kosong” to omit the sugar completely.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Teh O Ais *Limau Peng – Iced Calamansi Tea

Three Layer Tea – Teh C Peng (Sarawak)

The secret of making a distinctive-tasting glass of Teh C Ping is using loose-leaf teas instead of instant ones, along with a generous amount of creamy evaporated milk.

The ice-cold drink Teh C Peng is also called Three Layer Teh because the different layers of the tea are shown in tall transparent glass.

The bottom layer is liquid palm sugar; the middle is condensed milk; they finished it with a top layer of strong black tea.

One would give it a good mix before enjoying the drink.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Three Layer Tea – Teh C Peng (Sarawak)

Malaysian Kopi (Local Coffee)

In Malaysia, words like “latte,” “cappuccino,” and “espresso” are easily heard in the city. It comes as no surprise that the country’s cities overflow with cafe culture.

In the local Kopitiam, Warung, and Street Stalls, you can find local coffee called “Kopi” for a fraction of the cost in cafes.

Kopi – Local Coffee with condensed milk
Kopi C – Coffee with “C” ream/ideal dairy and sugar
Kopi C – Coffee with evaporated milk and sugar.
Kopi C Kosong – Coffee with cream without sugar (Kosong-empty, which in this context meant no sugar)
Kopi Cham – Coffee with Tea and Milk
Kopi C-Kosong – Coffee with evaporated milk but no sugar. The “Kosong” means “nothing” in Malay.
Kopi Ka Dai
Kopi O – Black Coffee with sugar. The “O” meant no milk
Kopi O Kosong – Black Coffee without sugar.
Kopi Peng (iced Coffee with condensed milk)
Kopi – Coffee with condensed milk.
Kopi Kaw – Strong brewed Coffee with condensed milk. “Kaw” means “rich” in Hokkien.
Kopi O Kosong Kaw – Strong brewed Coffee without sugar or milk.
Kopi Peng – Coffee with milk, sugar, and ice.
Kopi Poh – Weak brewed Coffee with condensed milk. The “poh” means “diluted” in Hokkien.

Kopi Butter (Coffee with Butter)

Bulletproof Coffee may be the new high-calorie coffee drink intended to replace breakfast.

However, a local Kopitiam, Bee Ghah Kopitiam in Teluk Kumbar, Penang, has been serving Kopi Butter for more than 90 years.

So, drinking a glass of cold coffee is good for you if you are a coffee lover.

Iced Coffee helps you cool your body.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Kopi Butter (Coffee with Butter)

White Coffee or Pak Ko Pi (Hokkien)

White coffee is a type of coffee that originates from Ipoh and is which Lonely Planet ranked among the top three coffee towns in Asia.

On the other hand, White Coffee is roasted with margarine, without sugar, which gives the Coffee a lighter color.

The taste of the White Coffee is thick and aromatic.

Whenever you happen to be in Ipoh, try the Pak Ko Pi.

Malaysian Milo Culture

Nestle introduced Milo in Malaysia in 1950 as a tonic food drink.

While its primary target customers are to keep athletes energized, this well-loved chocolate drink can be found everywhere in Malaysia, from Kopitiam to Mamak stalls and even McDonald’s!

Iced Milo is the drink of choice for those who don’t like Coffee or Tea.

The three variants of Iced Milo have made it to the top-order list of Malaysians.

Milo Ais / Milo Dinosaur / Milo Godzilla

Milo – Chocolate drinks, pronounced as “mee low.”
Milo Ais – Iced Milo
Milo Dinosaur – An excessive amount of undissolved Milo powder on top.
Milo Godzilla—A ‘Milo Dinosaur’ with a scoop of ice cream and strawberry sauce on top, served in a 3/4-pint tumbler.
Milo King Kong—‘Milo Godzilla’ with a double scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate, and strawberry sauce, and a liberal scattering of Milo!
Milo Tabur (Milo drink topped with Milo powder)

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Milo Tabur (Milo drink topped with Milo powder)

Malaysian Neslo

Nescafe Instant Coffee is a favorite local brand, and Malaysians not only have their favorite Nescafe cuppa but beverages that combine Nescafe and Milo – NESLO.

Neslo Ais – Iced Nescafe Coffee with Cocoa Powder

This cold drink mixture of Nescafé and Milo (similar to Nesquik chocolate mix for Americans) tastes like a watered-down iced mocha.

Malaysian Herbal Drinks

Ginger, Lemongrass, Sugar cane, and Water Chestnut are used liberally in Malaysian cuisine and are boiled to make herbal drinks.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Sugar cane and Water Chestnut Drink

Air Halia (Hot Ginger Drink)

Air Halia helps soothe the tummy and rid of the wind.

Usually sold by Indian Muslim vendors, they drink with old ginger, herbs, and brown sugar.

Air Serai (Lemongrass Drink)

Just like Air Halia, the lemongrass drink has healing properties that expel wind and pass motion.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Air Serai (Lemongrass Drink)


Ais Tingkap (Window Sherbet) – Penang

Ais Tingkap is unique to Penang and is not available anywhere else in Malaysia.

Although Sharbat originates from the Middle East, the drink combines 25 types of herbs – basil seeds, rose water, fresh rose petals, sandalwood, bael, hibiscus, lemon, orange, mango, pineapple, falsa (Grewia asiatica), and chia seeds.

Locals gave it the catchy name Ais Tingkap because they initially sold it through a glass window when it first started in the 1930s.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Ais Tingkap (Window Sherbet) – Penang

Malaysian Medicated Herbal Tea or Liang Cha (Cantonese)

There are a few types of Chinese Medicated Herbal Tea sold in Malaysia.

Some teas are made from flowers and others from various dried leaves and stems, producing a dark, hideous-looking brew.

There are various types of Liang Cha for heaty symptoms such as mouth ulcers, a sore throat, cough with sticky phlegm, or chapped lips.

Herbal Chrysanthemum Tea

Dried Chrysanthemum flowers seep in a pot with hot water, and they are commonly found at Chinese dim sum restaurants.

The tea has a flowery and refreshing taste.

The Chinese community believes Chrysanthemum Tea helps replenish energy throughout the day without the spikes and jitters of Coffee.

Medicated Herbal Tea (Chinese)

Chinese herbal medicated tea is a herbal mixture made with 15 natural herbs.

Malaysians drink this slightly bitter, dark herbal drink when they feel feverish or heat.

They also take the drink when it is too hot or overtaxed by rich, spicy food and curries.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

When you see these stainless steel boilers, you will find Medicated Herbal Tea (Chinese)

Malaysian Drinks From The Chinese Community

Leng Chee Kang

Leng Chee Kang is a healthy dessert drink made famous by the Chinese community in Malaysia.

Leng Chee Kang is believed to have a cooling effect on the body. It can be served warm or cold on hot and humid days.

The key ingredients are lotus seeds, longans, dried persimmons, Malva nuts, and
Scaphium affine (Kembang semangkuk).

Other versions of Leng Chee Kang may contain nuts, grains, quail eggs, collagen, grass jelly, and basil seeds.

Kit Chai Ping or Calamansi Lime (Sabah)

The ‘national drink’ of Sabah is the Kit Chai Ping.

Sabahans love the refreshing ingredients used to make this drink: Kalamansi limes, sugar syrup, water, and Chinese salted sour plums, which the locals call Ham Moi.

Most restaurants and cafes in Sabah have this drink on the menu.

When you order, say “kurang manis” if you don’t like your drinks too sweet.

Leong Fun (Cincau) or Grass Jelly Drink

Leong Fun is made by boiling the leaves of a plant and cooling them into a jelly form.

It is dark and slightly bitter and herbal, balanced by a sugary syrup, making it a cooling drink for dealing with the tropical heat.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

When mixed with Ais Bandung, Leong Fun (Cincau), or Grass Jelly Drink makes a delicious drink.

Malaysian Dessert Drinks

While Cendol and ABC (Air Batu Campur) you are not drinking from a glass or mug – Malaysians love these dessert drinks as thirst quenchers in the humid climate of Malaysia.

On a hot day, there will be a queue around the block for these two desserts in the city.

Everyone stays hydrated, and dessert drinks are best for a bit of snack stop as you explore the area.


Malaysians would queue up in the hot weather to grab a bowl of Cendol.

In Penang, Melaka, and Taiping, a basic bowl of Cendol has a mountain of shaved ice and green jelly noodles and is drizzled with palm sugar syrup and Santan.

Additional toppings such as sticky rice, durians, or red beans can be requested.

Ais Kacang or Air Batu Campur (ABC)

Malaysians have their version of ‘mixed ice’ called Ais Kacang in the north and Air Batu Campur (ABC) in other parts of the country.

A basic bowl has shaved ice, and red beans finished with a rose or sarsaparilla syrup as the topping.

Nowadays, ABC has many toppings not limited to palm seeds, sweet corn, grass jelly, tinned fruits,

finished with ice cream, and sweetened condensed or evaporated milk.

Malaysians use these best body cooling drinks to beat the heatiness when the weather gets too hot.

These are ways to stay hydrated, add to your dietary regime, and stay fresh and healthy!

Malaysian Drinks – Air Buah or Fruit Juice

Malaysian local fruit makes some of the best thirst quenchers in hot weather.
Served with ice, the fruit juice has sugar added to sweeten it and lime juice to lighten it.

• Mango
• Guava
• Starfruit
• Coconut
• Lime
• Pineapple
• Watermelon
• Ambarella
• Sugar Cane
• Nutmeg

Coconut Water, Air Kelapa Bakar (Burnt Coconut), Coconut Shake

Coconut Water is refreshing and a natural coolant.

Coconut Water contains essential nutrients our body requires, which can help you fight the summer heat and reduce body heat.

Burned Coconuts are fresh, young coconuts roasted whole inside a hearth for up to hours until the coconut water inside has boiled.

Those who love the taste of Air Kelapa Bakar swear by its medicinal properties.

Malaysians say that after roasting, the coconut has softer coconut flesh and a jelly consistency.

Air Kelapa Bakar is often sold at roadside stalls, mainly in Sabah and on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Coconut Shake is a delicious smoothie made from Coconut Water, Coconut Flesh, and Vanilla Ice Cream.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Coconut Shake has blended coconut flesh, coconut water, and vanilla ice cream – the ultimate Malaysian Milkshake.

Nutmeg Juice

The British cultivated nutmeg trees in Penang in the late 18th century to expand the spice trade.

“White” nutmeg juice is light green-yellowish, tangy, and almost grassy in taste. It’s often flavored with Chinese sour plums.

The juice is also boiled to a syrup and used in a much sweeter, brownish iced drink.

Iced Nutmeg juice is a usual and delightful juice Malaysian drink that is light, fruity, and very refreshing.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

The Nutmeg fruit.

Striking Dragon Fruit & Lemon Juice

Dragon fruits are nutritionally dense, and lemon juice is healthy for vision.

Don’t miss this delicious juice, and don’t forget to try dragon fruit as a fruit.

Malaysian Fruit Juice with Sui Boi (Hokkien)

Salted Dried Plum from China (Asam boi in Malay) is very popular in Malaysia.

Adding the sour and salty taste to sweet fruit juice makes the drink delicious.

Ambra (Ambarella) or Buah Kedondong & Asam Boi (Malay)

In Penang, Ambarella is known as Ambra or Buah Kedondong among Malays.

The fruit is green and hard, with an oval shape about the size of a lemon.

The Ambra is cut into pieces in Malaysia and used in Penang Rojak, a distinctive mixed fruit salad.

Locals use Ambra juice to treat throat and cough infections.

Ambra juice mixed with sour plum (asam boi in Malay) is a refreshing and easy-to-drink juice.

Sui Kam Sui Boey (Lime Juice & Asam Boi)

Malaysian Kalamansi is a small lime that packs a punch and makes a potent drink.

To enhance the flavors, a Sour Plum balances the tart and slightly bitter flavors of its skin.

Sui Kam Sui Boey is the ultimate treat for Vitamin C in a sour and salty drink.

Sui Boi peng – plum juice, nifty for hot days
Sui Kam peng – local fresh lime to die for!

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Sui Kam Sui Boey (Lime Juice & Asam Boi)

Apple Juice with & Asam Boi

The Asam Boi not only prevents apple juice from oxidizing, but it also tastes delicious when combined with apple or lime juice.

Malaysian Fruit Smoothies

You can order Fruit Smoothies from any café, restaurant, or food court.

The blend of fruits depends on the shop or vendor.

You can choose your favorite local fruits at home and blitz away with yogurt and some ice cubes.

Malaysian Drinks Made with Grains or Dried Fruit

Barley Water

In Malaysia, the locals boil Barley (Hordeum vulgare) to make Barley Water.

The simple drink has floating Barley pearls and is served hot or iced.

Barley water has cooling properties that cleanse the kidneys and keep you free of toxins.

Widely available at hawker stalls, food courts, and coffee shops – some enjoy Barley Water
and lime juice combinations.

Soya Bean Milk or Soya Milk

Soy Milk is a plant-based drink produced by soaking and grinding soybeans, boiling the mixture, and filtering out particles for a milky beverage.

Often sold at street stalls, soy milk is sweetened with sugar or palm syrup.

Hen Gin Teh (Almond Drink)

Chinese Almond Drink is not too sweet and has a creamy texture. It is usually served in a bowl with Chinese Curlers.

Malaysian Drinks – Indian Beverages

Certain drinks are only available in Indian restaurants. These are, without a doubt, excellent drinks you can order from Indian Restaurants.

Triveni Juice (Mixed Fruit Juice)

One of the freshest cooling concoctions is the Triveni Juice.

They made the sweet, refreshing drink of fresh pineapple, mango, and lime.

Lassi, Sweet Lassi, Salted Sweet Lassi, Mango Lassi

Lassi combines yogurt and a sweetener.

This smoothie has many combinations, with Mango Lassi as a crowd favorite.

The Mango Lassi is sweet and tastes like milkshakes.

On a hot day, a glass of lassi keeps your body relaxed, refreshed, and hydrated for longer hours.

Indian Masala Coffee

Indian Masala Coffee is a flavourful, rich, creamy, and frothy coffee amalgamating spices (masala) and Coffee.

Bru Coffee – Coffee with Fresh Cow’s Milk

Bru Coffee comes in a few different varieties.

It is famous for its blend of 70% Coffee and 30% Chicory. You can request Nescafe or Bru coffee made with fresh cow’s milk instead of condensed milk from Indian restaurants.

The beverage is milkier and far less sweet than the usual serving.

Masala Tea or Masala Chai

Masala Chai is a beverage made by boiling black tea in milk and water with aromatic herbs and spices.

Originating in India, the beverage has gained worldwide popularity and is now a feature in many coffee and tea houses.

Badam Milk  or Amygdalate (Almond Drink)

The Indian Almond Milk Drink differs greatly from the bottled Almond Milk or the powdered ones served by Chinese hawkers.

The Badam Milk is a Spiced Almond Beverage flavored delicately with cardamom, optional kewra essence, and nuts to make a refreshing beverage.

The drink is tasty and packs a mighty nutritious punch from the nuts.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Badam Milk  or Amygdalate (Almond Drink)

Malaysian Drinks Malay Community

The Malay community has a sweet tooth and likes fanciful, colorful drinks.

Sirap Bandung (rose cordial with condensed milk)

Sirap Bandung is a mixture of milk and rose syrup that is always a must during Ramadan.

This must-try beverage, with its unique bright pink shade and milky taste, is often mistaken for strawberry-flavored milk in Malaysia.

One recipe incorporates soda water for a fizzy version, where soda water is used for mixing instead of normal water.

Another adds Cincau (Grass Jelly) for texture.

It is readily available at Mamak stalls and Kopitiams around Malaysia.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

Sirap Bandung (rose cordial with condensed milk)

Sirap Selasih (Malay)

Sirap Selasih is a sweet drink with the fragrance of a garden of roses topped with sweet basil seeds (selasih). Within 2-3 minutes, the basil seeds expand and look very odd—a bit like frog eggs!

The basil seeds are tasteless and are only there for the chewy texture.

Cincau (Malay) or Leong Fun (Hokkien)

Cincau, or grass jelly, is a sweet dessert made from the mint family plant Mesona Chinensis.

The leaves and stalks of this plant are dried and boiled with starch or rice flour.

After cooling down, the liquid will firm into a jelly-like consistency.

Cincau is a topping for Malaysian desserts or added to other beverages such as soy milk, iced teh Tarik, and Sirap Bandung.

Alternatively, it can be served with some sugar syrup, as ‘Iced Cincau.’

Cincau drink is also sold in cans.

Soya Cincau, aka Michael Jackson (soy drink with grass jelly)

Only in Malaysia will you hear somebody order a glass of Michael Jackson!

Malaysians named the drink after MJ because of his song “Black and White,” which refers to the drink’s cold white Soya Milk with black Cincau (Grass Jelly).

Alcoholic Drinks in Malaysia

Alcohol is generally prohibited for Muslim consumers in the country, as Malaysia’s Sharia law forbids Muslims from drinking alcohol.

Alcohol is mostly banned for Muslims in the states of Kelantan and Terengganu.

While drinking alcohol is legal in Malaysia, driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal and, as a crime, is strictly enforced.

Being caught driving while intoxicated is punishable by immediate arrest and may result in extensive jail time.

Ice Cold Beer

Alcohol and beer are easily found in supermarkets and pubs outside the conservative East Coast states.
A glass of a cold, good old’ beer is an instant relief against Malaysia’s tropical climate.


In Sarawak, the natives enjoy a rice wine called ‘tuak.’

Tuak comprises four essential ingredients: cooked glutinous rice, a yeast starter (ragi), water, and sugar.
Some tuak producers may include honey to give it a mead-like flavor.


In Malaysia, palm wine or toddy is a sweet, non-alcoholic beverage derived from fresh sap.

A sour beverage is made from fermented sap but not as strong as wine.

There used to be several licensed Toddy shops throughout Malaysia (except on the East Coast), but many have closed down.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks You Want To Try

There used to be several licensed Toddy shops throughout Malaysia (except on the East Coast), but many have closed down.

Unusual Malaysian Drinks Names – Tiger, Lion, Cat’s Eye, Snake?

Finally, if you think the Malaysian Drinks List above is enough to get you confused, try ordering these drinks with Malaysian Animals in them?

Malaysian Milo Drinks from Taiping, Perak

When you visit, the locals will recommend an infamous local Taiping beverage of a mix of “Kopi O” (black coffee) and Milo (cocoa), with a hidden message behind the Hokkien language, which translates to “tiger bites lion.”

Hor Ka Sai (虎咬狮) has an interesting tale.

In the olden days, this cuppa depicts a strong, robust tiger!

The drink emphasizes the zealous miners’ cuppa of Hor Ka Sai, who feel awakened and energetic amidst their workdays.

“Hor Kar Sai” (Tiger bites Lion) – White Coffee & Milo
“Sai Kar Hor” (Lion bites Tiger) – Milk Tea & Milo

If you want to go easy on the sugar, try a plain Milo less sugar instead

Air Mata Kucing (Malay)

Translated – Cat’s Eyes Water, the Air Mata Kucing was rated 6th in the “50 most delicious drinks worldwide”.

The critical ingredient is made from a monk fruit known as “Lo Hon Guo” in Chinese, dried longan, and fresh winter melon strips.

The Mata Kucing refers to the dried Logan in the drink.

Air Ular Peng (cold snake water) (Sabah)

Air Ular is just a herbal drink and has nothing to do with snakes.

In Conclusion, you can choose from over a few hundred variations of Malaysian Drinks.

If you are still undecided, you can always ask for a bottle of mineral water or “Sky Juice.”

The Classy Name of Plain Water is Sky Juice for Malaysians.

What’s your favorite Malaysian drink?

Do the unusual names and juices tempt you?

Malaysian drinks may sound unusual, but you’ll be bowled over by the unique and delicious thirst quenchers.

Have you had any of these unique Malaysian drinks before?

Tell us which unusual juice you would be most tempted to try in the comments below.




Alcohol in Malaysia

Teh Tarik


Disclaimer: Travel Stylus claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any images and do not wish them to appear on Travel Stylus, don’t hesitate to contact us, and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist, or photographer. 

Please Note: Any information published by Travel Stylus in any form of content is not intended to substitute for any medical advice. One must only take action after consulting a professional medical expert of their own choice.


  1. Calvyn June 1, 2021
    • Admin June 1, 2021
  2. MazukiBlog June 2, 2021
    • Admin June 5, 2021

Leave a Reply

error: Content is protected !!