Milk for Nourishment…

Any fresher you’ll have got to squeeze it yourself ;p

What, you may ask??

You would have thought we would be stuffed from all that hawker indulgence…yet en route to our homes, the 4 of us stopped at this stall.
Easy, at the Air Itam market. Just right opposite the famous AIR ITAM LAKSA.
Only open at night.

As usual, it’s Ken, the food master’s (or monster) hehehe.. recommendation. Trust him to find all the hide y-holes of superb old-school favourites.

Frothy, rich, creamy, fragrant, smooth and tummy warming fresh, fresh, fresh nutritious elixir!
See the heavy bronze pot used? No cheap alum or stainless steel here. It is said that the bronze retains the flavour better..
I was wayyyy too stuffed to order one of my own, but if I do, I’ll definitely add an egg! (Better than egg with Stout I tell you!)

Choices: Just milk or milk with milo.

Here the 3 of them ordered the milo version.
So he starts with the milo, then the milk.

Next is the sugar. DO opt to add an egg for extra booster …adds to the aroma too!

Stir baby, stir! Vigorously too..
Puuulllllllllllll………… (masuk angin a bit/trap some air) .. LOL.
I mean, that’s where the “lightness” comes from no?

Concentrate sikit.. angle must be right you see…symmetrical as well..
Allocate into the glasses.. see the nice froth on top?
This stall sells nasi lemak too. Imagine, a steaming hot glass of milo with FULL cream milk and fragrant nasi lemak…sighh..

Since I was so stuffed, I didn’t order & instead took a sip from Ken’s glass.
Ohhhh….REALLY wished I hadn’t eaten sooooo much just now!!. A most satisfying glass of brew…wished I could have had a whole glass to myself..but stomach doesn’t expand as well at night. Day time yes.

Finally satiated, we literally crawled back to the car….

This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. teckiee

    Hey ..are you free on april 4th? Let me know on email eatfirstthinklater[at]gmail[dot]com

  2. Big Boys Oven

    one of the best milk drink I ever indulge in, drink at a very dark terrace and yet can be so romantic at Ayer Itam, Penang’s best of the best! A thumbs up!

  3. J2Kfm

    this was the one featured in Ho Chak or some show on TV>

    the dancing milk-pulling man!

    i love my teh susu lembu or nescafe susu lembu, so this should be RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! but Ayer Itam at night … aiyo, like out of the way only?

  4. Food Paradise

    I try the milk before and it tastes really great. Comes to think of it…. it’s been a while I did not visit the stall already. Should make a trip there soon. lol

  5. worldwindows

    The bronze or copper? pot inspired confidence! I love it straight with its freshy creamy goodness. No Milo please.

  6. thenomadGourmand

    teckiee: emailed ya..
    BBO: yes it was.. romantic?? heheh…missing some candles only horr…
    J2Kfm: Ayer Itam..err..get some Pg floggers to take ya!
    Food Paradise:yes should somemre!
    worldwindows: yes i agree.. fresh milk for me!

  7. CUMI & CIKI

    killer rich man.. after that , sure can ZZzzzzz haha

  8. vialentino

    this is the guy which can talk chinese also rite…and appear in ah xian tv programme…i really wanted to try his cow’s milk milo ler…

  9. thenomadGourmand

    cumi &ciki:ohh..i think all of us doze off real quick, after all that food and travelling!
    vialentino: err..chinese? got to ask Ken..cow's milk milo; here in KL mayb only in mamaks can get?

  10. 550ml jar of faith

    Eeks… fresh cow’s milk! Must be real pungent! I am not a dairy person so unfortunately, I will have to give this nourishing treat a miss!

  11. Selba

    Wow.. interesting! Must give it a try!

  12. mimid3vils

    featured Astro b4, the Indian seller can speak very fluent Hokkien 🙂

  13. babe_kl

    must note this down in my buku tiga lima!!! thanks

  14. cariso

    Aiyo! U ppl so romantic leh! :p

  15. email2me

    The warm milk make me zzzzzzz all the way till morning without need to count lambs. XD

  16. thenomadGourmand

    550ml: aiyo..too bad..
    selba: Indo got or not??
    mimid3vils: hehe..i dun watch Astro but yeah he can talk alrite!
    babe: hahah..bubur chacha in Pulau tikus and this at night ok!
    cariso: yeah..sitting at hte rd side guzzing warm milk! only thing missing was candles hon!
    email2me: yeah.. wake up late some more!

  17. Selba

    Exactly like this one… no, we don’t have it here in Indonesia. We have teh tarik but very seldom and they don’t really do the tarik-tarik thing… actually more like instant tea tarik….

  18. CK Lam

    Would really like to try out the drink from this stall 🙂

  19. CK Lam

    Would really like to try out this drink 🙂

  20. thenomadGourmand

    CK: helo! U mean u didnt know abt this plc? Do go n try!

  21. Tummythoz

    During those clubbing days (ahem) on that island wayyyy back (ahem) then, this used to be our supper but at Lorong Tandas (whataname!), Penang Road. TQ for the memories rush. High.

  22. vialentino

    yeah, only in indian banana leaf restaurant got ler…

  23. sc

    i can imagine how thick and creamy that cuppa was….

  24. thenomadGourmand

    tummythoz:lrg tandas?? serious???
    where s that??
    sc: ohh yesss.. ;p

  25. Steven Goh

    i tried the gu leng before and the ah neh knows how to speak hokkien and somemore very fluency.

  26. CRIZ LAI

    This type of stalls are quite abundant in Penang. I can still remember my childhood days when I get my fresh milk from one Indian man on a bike with a big brass container at the back. I don’t see them as often as I did before.

    Hmmm… he did not have those with ginger? I love that a lot. 🙂

  27. thenomadGourmand

    criz: ya lorr..miss those old indian men! ohh..mayb he does? we didnt ask..but i suspect it may be the powder ginger instead of fresh.
    anyways u owe me a trip to the Traders Hotel tang yuen!!

  28. fatboybakes

    did you say there’s an egg in the milo??? how fascinating!!!!!! looks like a sinfully rich glass of milo….

  29. kavi


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