Table Conversation: Meet the Milo Dino

By franco on 14 June, 2008

Milo Dinosaur from Toast Box
The Milo Dinosaur from Toast Box

I rarely take food recommendations from a five-year-old.

But today, I’m making an exception. Meet the Milo Dinosaur. A product of Malaysian coffee shops and hawker stands, this monster of chocolate goodness packs a wallop of flavor and in my case, a busload of childhood memories. It’s a simple drink. In a tall glass, mix yourself a regular Milo drink and put it on lots of ice. Here is what makes it a dinosaur. For the final touch, top it off with a small mountain of powdered Milo. Lovely.

There are two ways to tuck into this chocolate delight. For those of you who crave immediate gratification or just love your Milo dry, dig in immediately. Start spooning the mound of Milo in your mouth. Let the powdered chocolate melt into streams of sweetness and follow that up with a liquid Milo chaser. For others who can wait a little longer, let the dinosaur sit a while on the table. As you take sips of the Milo drink, the chocolate hump begins to absorb the liquid forming a dark, yummy sludge. Once the Milo drink is all gone, you are rewarded with a cool, gooey chocolate mush that tastes better than any fancy chocolate souffle.

It’s been a quarter of century since I’ve had Milo. Maybe if someone had introduced me to this Milo Dino sooner, I wouldn’t have waited so long.

Many thanks to Ryan, a five- year old with impeccable taste.

Toast Box
Lobby Level
Trinoma Mall, Quezon City
Telephone: (02) 915 2856




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  • JUNE 15, 2008 4:11 AM

    whiffandasip said...

    Gosh, this makes me want to rush out to grab a tin of Milo from the supermarket....Now!

  • JUNE 15, 2008 2:35 PM

    Ryan said...

    You're welcome, Ninong. By the way, I'm five. :)

  • JUNE 15, 2008 2:39 PM

    stitch said...

    They also have a Horlicks dinosaur for those who remember it from way back when. OR, if you like your malt dry, Toast Box serves toasted bread with either Milo or Horlicks on top. Drizzled with condensed milk even.

  • JUNE 16, 2008 12:16 AM

    mtan said...

    I like several of the items at Toast Box - the laksa's pretty good - but haven't tried the Milo Monster yet. If only they had a Toast Box at every Breadtalk!!!

  • JUNE 16, 2008 3:16 AM

    Mariko said...

    Hey I've been rarin' to try this!

  • JUNE 16, 2008 4:14 AM

    Franco said...

    Hi whiffandsip. Might be cold where you are. Better heat up that Milo. :)

    Hi Ryan. Corrected. Sorry. :)

    Hi Stich. Sinful toasts. Love it. :)

    Hi Mila. Try it. If you have memories of Milo. They will coming flowing back with one sip.

    Hi Mariko. Go. Go Now. Just wish Toast Box had more branches. Luckily, you can make this at home.;)

  • JUNE 20, 2008 7:01 AM

    AP said...

    you should try their teh tarek or pulled milk tea. authentic and so addicting. (plus its right in the area of my shop)

  • JUNE 20, 2008 7:17 AM

    Franco said...

    Hi Paul. Actually, we went to Toast Box to try their teh tarek and ended up having the Milo Dinosaur as well. :) And upon the insistence of my wife, we did pass by our shop. :)

  • JUNE 26, 2008 3:10 AM

    Lori said...

    Lordy, a Milo Dino! I was tantalized by the way you wrote this, Franco. Out of the trio on this blog, you're my favorite. And this article proves your writing prowess. Kudos!