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 a generous amount of undissolved Milo powder to a cup of iced Milo. 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 Mamak stalls, Milo Dinosaur can be accompanied with roti prata. The beverage is considered to be inexpensive in Singapore; As of 2013[update] its pricing ranges from S$3 to S$3.50. The name of the beverage is one of the terms to be guessed in the Singaporean version of the popular board game, Taboo. Milo Dinosaur 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 .