Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Hot Drinks Being Served

Most of my malay colleagues would call this 'teh kangkang', the meaning of it created by them.

This lady has a tiny weeny stall (you are looking at it now). She could prepare coffee, tea, ginger tea, mint tea, etc. You could such ladies preparing hot drinks at almost every corner in the city.

In this picture, she was stirring the burning charcoals that were used to boil water.







Once the hot water in available, she will start preparing the hot drinks that you have ordered.

Sorry, no such thing as teh tarik or hot chocolate.
Some colleagues won't go for it with cleanliness in their mind.









Our Sudanese associate in his coat. I felt very hot for him.
The coffee served on a small tray. I ordered tea. She put a small cup of sugar so that you can put in the amount of sugar according to your taste. Better to do it ourselves as Sudanese tend to drink at quite a high sweetness level. I have seen the amount of sugar they put into such a small cup. So, it's better we do it ourselves.
For us Malaysians, one teaspoon full was enough. For Sudanese, some do put in three teaspoons.










Her small stall just for a day's living. Some ladies will have their young kids with them.
Tags: Hot Drinks, Coffee, Tea, Ginger Tea, Mint Tea, Sugar, Sweetness

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10 Comments:

Anonymous cc said...

I like to see the local's snippets of life like this. Thank you!

06 August, 2008 11:19  
Blogger Paulette said...

whoa! hot drink on a hot day... hehehe!

06 August, 2008 12:26  
Anonymous cbenc12 said...

"i felt hot for him" hahahah that's funny.. yah lor, wear so thick and drink coffee at roadside..
keep them coming~ nice to know their culture/lifestyle..

06 August, 2008 15:19  
Blogger Clarisse Teagen said...

oooo. I love tea. Where can I try this Teh KangKang?

06 August, 2008 16:51  
Blogger foongpc said...

Interesting! Yes, 3 teaspoon is too sweet!

06 August, 2008 17:56  
Blogger Nkw@i said...

why teh kang kang? this is the Sudan MAMAK would look like =D

06 August, 2008 18:41  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

cc - not tat easy to capture such pics. u just don't know which place is allowed, which place is not allowed

paulette - we were sitting under the shade of a tree, enjoying the breeze. so, it was quite ok.

cbenc - wearing that coat is what i cannot stand.....haha

clarisse - join me in sudan, i'll bring u around

foongpc - its way too much lah, filling more than a quarter with 3 teaspoons

06 August, 2008 18:51  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

nkw@i - reason for teh kangkang, we sit with legs open wide due to low chairs given at times ... haha

06 August, 2008 21:31  
Blogger Simon Ho said...

teh kangkang.. haha! but it's really a very astonishing thing to see your associate in a coat in such a place with a humid climate. there are alot of africans in my college who wear long sleeves everyday to classes. simply amazing

07 August, 2008 00:34  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

simon - yeah yeah, maybe their skin type is different

07 August, 2008 03:57  

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