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Saturday, January 10, 2009

PULL THAT TEA! I SAID PULL THAT TEA!

It doesn’t make sense, huh?

How can tea be pulled, you ask? Then shut up and I’ll tell you…

Teh Tarik is a creamy, sweet with a pleasant bitter aftertaste beverage served just about in every corner of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei.

"Teh” means tea in Bahasa and “Tarik” means pulled. Get it?

This beverage is all about showmanship. It is prepared by mixing tea and condensed milk together and poured from a container held high to a container held low. That’s where the “pulling” comes in.

A properly made Teh Tarik must have thick foam on top like a cappuccino -- If it doesn’t…*whishk!* poor you. *LOL*

How is it iconic? Well, it is de facto the national drink of Malaysia. They even hold a national competition in preparing this drink…

Competitors showcase their “talents” (like cart-wheeling, leg-splits, can-can) while dragging a long stream of tea over their heads. Simply spectacular, baby. Ok, get off me.

Oh! Did I mention Teh Tarik is best served hot? -- Which means best for a cold rainy day. And to be more accurate; “served in just the right temperature” for immediate consumption *unlike coffees from McDonalds & 7-Eleven which you have to wait 600 years to cool down!* Although some prefer it over ice.

Go and try this heavenly brew on your next visit to Malaysia, Singapore or Brunei. You’re not gonna like it…you’re gonna LOVE it!


Teh Tarik – beverage icon of Southeast Asia.



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10 Comments:

Allen Yuarata said...

I've seen this on a malaysian-filipino drama. "Kahit Isang Saglit".

eyron said...

hehe... very funny 'to wait 600 years' like that line

MischMensch said...

OMG the bottom right photo looks VERY familiar. How are you guys?

moris@putrajaya said...

yeahhh i waited 600 yrs for my coffee that i bought from McD to cool down..yikes!!!

but i love the teh ais.combination of teh tarik with the iced.

moris

Roman Paul, RP said...

wow, pisanu writes entries frequently, maybe nothing much to do in KL

airry said...

well everyone.....teh tarik is not only beverage that can be "tarik" - there are nescafe tarik, milo tarik, horlick tarik ....so on so forth....ofcourse the "pulled Tea" is the famous among all....

p/s love neslo ice n watermelon juice

Curbside Puppet said...

i saw one being made in front of me once.

question though, will this be great accompanied with nasi goreng?

airry said...

well puppet, it can be served with basically anything ...the best time during breakfast or maybe tea time....if u like the "roti canai" kinda indian pancake i would say, it is best eaten with dat...bon appetetite

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Anonymous said...

Allen Yuarata...

Same... I saw this in Kahit Isang Saglit / A Time For Us... FIL-MAL Drama... It was cool how they actually mixed noth liquid...

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