Teh tarik

Tea with condensed milk prepared in a special way, the tea is poured from a hand held high into a container held in a hand below. The tea is poured back and forth in this manner to create a thick froth.

Literally meaning “pulled tea,” teh tarik is the drink of choice for many Malaysians. The tea is prepared with condensed milk and “stretched” through two cups to get a frothy texture. Like most drinks in tropical Southeast Asia, teh tarik tends to be sweet. If that’s not your thing, call out “kurang manis,” or “less sugar”, when your order.