Vietnamese Hot Coffee with Sweet Condensed Milk, Ca Phe Sua
I love Thai hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk and I also love Vietnamese coffee. Honestly I drink Vietnamese hot coffee every morning and sometimes once more before noon. I love the contrast between the bitter and the sweet of the coffee and the sweetened condensed milk. Thai coffee’s flavor is closer to Cafe Dumonde, which is made of coffee and chicory. As for Thai coffee, I don’t have it t in the morning, but I save it for special occasions such as with Thai dessert.
To make Vietnamese coffee one must have a special coffee filter like those shown in the photos whereas for Thai style you will need fine cotton over your strainer- or you can buy one ready-made specifically for Thai coffee or Thai Tea filter.
I have tried a few kinds of coffee from Vietnam and personally I like Trung Nguyen. It is easy to find, reasonably priced, and I like the buttery-rich flavor. Sometimes I use espresso blend that is a dark roast, rich intense, and caramelly sweet as an alternative or substitute.
Life is short, so have coffee and dessert (sweet condensed milk) first thing in the morning.
Serves: 11/2 to 1 tablespoon sweet condensed milk 2 tablespoons Vietnamese coffee or espresso blend dark roast coffee 2/3 cup boiling water
Pour sweet condensed milk to a coffee cup. Place Vietnamese coffee filter on top and add coffee. Place coffee insert part on top and secure before pouring boiling water on top. Cover with the lid and wait until all the water drips through.
Before you drink the coffee, stir it lightly if you don’t like it too sweet, or strongly if you want all the sweetness.© 2010 Pranee Khruasanit Halvorsen I Love Thai cooking Pranee teachs Thai Cooking class in Seattle areas, her website is: I Love Thai cooking.com
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