28 Dec '14, 11pm
Heap Seng Leong – Kopi Gu You for breakfast
Ordering kopi in Singapore can be a complicated affair. There is kopi-o, kopi-c, kopi siew dai, kopi ga dai, kopi-c siew dai, kopi-o kosong etc. Most of the time, to make everybody’s life simpler, I’ll just order a cup of kopi. Sometimes, I will give a more complicated order just for fun. Heap Seng Leong is one of my regular breakfast spot whenever my foreigner friends are in Singapore for a visit. Honestly, the kaya is not outstanding but having a cup of coffee with butter (kopi gu you) in a 1950s kopitiam setting is quite an interesting experience. Nothing much changes here since the 1950s. The signboard, the cabinets and the tiles remain, only the chairs are newcomer (well not that new too). You will get to see kopitiam uncles sipping a cup of coffee while reading their newspaper, or some of them will be taking a quick nap. Because many of our traditional kopitiams have...