Malaysians definitely love their coffees. From lepak-ing at hipster cafes to drinking a delicious can of WONDA Coffee, the beverage is ever-present in our daily lives. In fact, did you know that coffee was our largest export before rubber trees were introduced?
Nothing embodies our nation’s love for coffee than our local Kopitiams though! The term itself exemplifies our diverse culture whereby the word ‘kopi‘ is Malay for coffee and ‘tiam‘ is Hokkien for shops. Read on below to discover some must-visit Kopitiams that have been operational since before Merdeka that are still going strong to this day.
1. Heng Huat Kopitiam, Jonker Street, Melaka
Set up shop way back in 1930, Heng Huat Kopitiam is just a few years shy of celebrating its 100 years anniversary. In fact, this is the oldest operational coffee shop in the whole of Melaka!
What to expect:
- Many patrons come here to enjoy a refreshing cup of Kopi-O. Refreshing!
- Located in Jonker street, it is located in the centre of one of the oldest heritage sites in Malaysia.
- A must-try dish has got to be their signature wanton noodles which use a secret family recipe passed down across generations.
- Unlike wanton noodles found in Klang Valley, the sauce is white instead of black and served in generous portions too!
Address: 127 Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Open 7.30 am to 11.30 am daily.
A trip to Melaka is just too far for you? No worries as WONDA Coffee recently released a limited Melaka edition coffee at your nearest Shell SELECT stores. Nice! No need to go so far to taste the fruity, medium roasted blend of Melaka coffee flavour now 😀
2. Noodle Descendents, Kuching, Sarawak
Used to be called Min Joo Cafe, Noodle Descendents relocated to their current location in August 2012 since starting up shop way back in 1957!
What to expect:
- As the name suggests, this is the place to be if you’re looking to find authentic Sarawak noodle cuisines such as Kolo Mee!
- We would recommend ordering a Kopi-gau or strong brewed coffee with condensed milk to balance the flavour with some sweetness from the milk.
- Most locals go there for their famous Cheng, a pork offal soup served with a separate bowl of noodles that have been dressed in black vinegar.
- They also serve Sarawak Kolo Mee, a bouncy and chewy noodle tossed in shallot oil sauce, lard and malt vinegar. The chef will then be putting minced pork, char siew slices and boiled pork, fish cake, fish ball and fried shallots on top.
Address: No. 188, Jalan Padungan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak.
Opens from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm daily
Not flying to Sarawak any time soon? You can still try out the full-bodied with a slight bitterness of their coffees by buying WONDA Coffee’s limited Sarawak edition coffee sold at your local 7-Eleven stores!
3. Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong, Ipoh, Perak
Ipoh White Coffee has got to be one of our nation’s greatest culinary treasures and it all started with humble beginnings in this 82 years-old Kopitiam in Old Town, Ipoh.
What to expect:
- Founded by Wong Pong Chew and his brother Wong Poh Ting back in 1937, their passion for coffee saw them go through relentless researches and experiments on coffee beans roasting techniques. The result? The iconic ‘Ipoh White Coffee’ which is found today!
- The Kopitiam itself exudes a sense of nostalgia whereby the interior is still relatively the same as it was way back during pre-Merdeka era which bears an air of rustic charm that Ipoh is famous for.
- Must try cuisines here include Siew Yoke, Mun Kee fish balls noodles, egg tarts, Chee Cheong Fun with chilli and sweet sauce and more. Delicious!
- Of course, the main attraction of the Kopitiam is its famous Ipoh White Coffee. I mean, it’s literally where the coffee was created, you can’t get more authentic than that!
Address: Sin Yoon Loong Coffee Shop, 15A, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Opens from 6.00 am to 5.30 pm every day.
Perak is on the other side of the country for you? Well, you can still get a taste of their buttery with hints of caramel coffee by going to your nearest Kedai Mesra Petronas and get a limited Perak edition of WONDA Coffee!
4. Yut Kee Kopitiam, Kuala Lumpur
One of the oldest Kopitiams in Kuala Lumpur, Yut Kee Kopitiam have been serving great coffee and traditional Hainanese cuisines since 1928!
What to expect:
- We would definitely recommend giving their Kopi O a try even if you don’t like your coffee black. Seriously, it’s that good!
- Previously located in Jalan Dang Wangi, the owners decided to swap locations just a few blocks away due to the wear and tear the previous location was showing.
- Their signature dishes include Hainanese chicken chop, roast pork special and sweet and creamy marble cakes. Yum!
- Their most famous offering has got to be Roti Babi though, an egg batter coated bread sandwich filled with sauteed onions, pulled pork, Lap Cheong (Chinese pork sausages), and freshly sliced cucumber & tomatoes.
Address: 1 Jalan Kamunting (off Jalan Dang Wangi), 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Opens 7.30 am to 4.30 pm every Tuesday to Sunday.
If you’re a coffee-lover just like us, these places are definitely a must-visit in order to experience the rich coffee and culinary culture that our nation has! If you didn’t know, each Malaysian state has its very own take on coffee and you can definitely taste the difference.
Can’t make it to all the states to try out their coffees? Worry not as WONDA Coffee, Malaysians’ favourite coffee drink has a Malaysia Day edition cans from 3 states available for a limited time only! These include a Melaka, Perak as well as a Sarawak edition of their oh so delicious coffee.
In fact, you can even win amazing hourly prizes every day including RM10,000 cash and ticket flights to a local destination of your choosing by simply drinking these Malaysia Day edition WONDA Coffee cans!
Woah, nice! Part of their Malaysia Day Edition WONDA Coffee WhatsApp contest, all you have to do to participate is:
- Buy ANY 2 cans of WONDA Coffee 240ml in a single receipt at participating 7-Eleven, Shell Select and Kedai Mesra PETRONAS outlets.
- WhatsApp the following particulars to +6011-51177599: WONDA<SPACE>last 5 digits of Receipt Number<SPACE>receipt date<SPACE>MyKad identification number<SPACE>full name as per MyKad.
- Kindly retain the original receipt as proof of purchase
Simple as that! Contest ends the 15 October 2019. Visit here for the full terms and conditions of the contest.
For more information regarding the WhatsApp Contest as well as the latest promotion from WONDA Coffee, Malaysia’s favourite coffee drink, visit their official Facebook page here.
Have you tried all the Malaysia Day Edition WONDA Coffee cans? Which one is your favourite? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!
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