Cold chocolate beverage|
|Country of origin||
Singapore and Malaysia|
Milo Dinosaur is a Singaporean and Malaysian drink, composed of a cup of Milo (a chocolate malt drink) over ice with powdered undissolved Milo added to it.
According to a reporter for The New Paper, the "Dinosaur" in the beverage's name on its own means "[a] heap of Milo or Horlicks powder on the iced drink".
History and preparation
Also known as "milo-godzilla" and "ta-chiu", The drink is made by adding to a cup of iced Milo (a type of chocolate malt beverage) some undissolved Milo powder. The amount of powder added can be excessive or as little as a spoonful. The drink is common in Malaysia and Singapore.
Typically sold at Indian food stores, Milo Dinosaur can be accompanied with roti prata. The beverage is considered to be an inexpensive one in Singapore; As of 2013 its pricing ranges from S$3 to S$3.50. Larry Loh of CNNGo included Milo Dinosaur as one of the reasons why "Singapore is the best country in the world", calling it a "prehistoric drink". He jokingly stated that the drink contains "a million calories". The beverage is one of board game Taboo Singapore's terms for guessing. Milo Dinosaur has inspired the creation of "Godzilla Milo", a cupcake sold at a Singapore-based pastry store. According to one Taiwan-based beverage store offering the drink, it is a "super popular" crowd-pleaser for the younger generation. Milo Dinosaur is also prominent in Malaysia, and in fact, originated from Malaysian Indian food stalls .
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