Monday, October 12, 2009

Train Brand 2in1 Penang Kopi-O

"Must remember to look for it."

"Must remember to buy."

"Must remember to find carrying space for it."

"Must remember to bring."

Reminders to make sure my bed space secured.

Malaysians tend to travel overseas packed with local delicacies, no matter store bought or home made. More so when we plan to visit friends and relatives. Our food is just irreplaceable. =P So naturally when we decided to bunk in at generous friend’s abode in Hong Kong, she gave strict orders for each of us to replenish her Malaysian larder in return.
Amongst a few other dry foodstuff, I was to fulfill her order for packets of instant Kopi-O (Local Malaysian coffee with sugar drink). Choo-choo Train brand in green, she insisted. Real meticulous description, don’t you think? Ok she did furnish an empty packet for reference but I misplaced it. Hunted high and low, left right and center (of course) at the retailers’ shelves. ..‘foh-cheh’.. train.. ‘huey-cheah’.. choo-choo.. keretapi.. Found! Of course I was curious so I bought my share and tried. Potent and not too sweet. I was hooked.And that was a post hibernating in my backlog until today, a year later, finally published. *shy*

Nevertheless, it's no loss but more information to gain. They've change the packaging slightly but luckily the authentic old kopitiam kopi-o taste remains. Todate, friends and I are still hooked on it. It's Margarine roasted AND produced in Penang! Sadly, most Kuala Lumpur grocers still do not carry the product and those that do, more often than not, run out of stock.

Latest, it now has a 3 in 1 version (coffee with sugar and creamer). Forget it.

Price:- around RM6.40 for 20 individual sachets in a shiny bag.
Location: Last bought from Cold Storage, Ikano Power Center, Damansara Perdana. Purchase before from Giant Hypermarket Bandar Kinrara, Puchong. Heard it is available at Central Hypermarket, Off Old Klang Road too. Quite elusive as searches conducted at other popular hypermarkets, supermarkets and several sundry shops turned up empty.

Trivia thot:

Pssst here’s a tip for a non-food gift to bring over to that ex-British colony. Electric jug kettle in the circa of RM60. It was in friend’s order list. Apparently there’re only expensive brands for sale there. And for Perth dwellers, rice cookers!

By the looks of the speed of my China posts, obviously I'm taking a looongggggg coffee break. =P

16 comments:

Selba said...

Here in Indonesia, we have coffee with Kapal Api brand ;)

thenomadGourmand said...

Really tht good ?? Must buy one for Unka to try, he's such a coffee addict!

Anonymous said...

It is always available at Giant Kelana Jaya but run out of stock very quickly.

Little Inbox said...

Always see this brand in supermarkets, but haven't try.

Tummythoz said...

Selba, we have that over here too but I've yet to try.

thenomadgourmand, do revert on his thots.

Anony Tuesday, maybe I shd get direct supply from the manufacturer & set up stall!

Little Inbox, *sigh* the benefits of staying on that gluttony island.

mimid3vils said...

I cannot dink coffee, will make me insomnia ~~

Tummythoz said...

mimid3vils, I was like that too. Now I'm sort of 'cured' after overdosing of caffeine to stay awake during study years. >.<

sc said...

oh yeah, i'm thinking of what to get for my friend when i visit him end of this year too..haha. maybe kluang coffee? :p

Kusahi_Keat said...

are there as best as Ipoh white coffee? I mean the ones served in Ipoh and not the hype-up Ipoh White Coffee franchise!

Tummythoz said...

sc, yeah. Let our interesting brands go international! I still have a few sachets of the Television brand left to savour.

Kusahi_Keat, in Ipoh I do only white ones so cannot compare.

CUMI & CIKI said...

i love that layer of scum on top of the coffee. haha

Tummythoz said...

cumi&ciki, there has to be a more appetising noun than scum!
(@.@)

UnkaLeong said...

Wah...must look out for this brand.

Tummythoz said...

Unkaleong, rest easy. Think your gourmand's on it.

Christina said...

interested in the train coffee, msg me... christina.lc.cheah@gmail.com, i'm one of the distributor....

Azira said...

OMG!!! I really really really need this coffee! Where can I get it in KL? I usually get the original one, just coffee and nothing else from a small wholesaler at my grandma's kampung in Perlis. With work, it is impossible for me to travel every 3 months to get my stock :(

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