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Added on 9 August 2012 – happy National Day!
n. [Hk. gong (?); Mand. 罐 guàn
jar, pot, tin (?) (Chi.–Eng.
Dict.)] A small evaporated milk or sweetened condensed milk tin
with a raffia string through its lid that is used to hold coffee or tea for
2012 Ashleigh Sim The Straits Times (Home), 9 August, B30 If it is a takeaway, you can ask for the drink in a charming recycled condensed milk tin.. rather than in a plastic bag. Just add the word “gong”. For example, an order for iced tea with evaporated milk and extra sugar in a tin goes: “Teh-si peng, ka dai, gong!”
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