Iced Espresso with Condensed Milk

Café Sủ̃a Da

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Appears in

Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine And Culture In Southern California's Little Saigon

Little Saigon Cookbook

By Ann Le

Published 2011

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Coffee beans first came to Vietnam during the French occupation of the country. Cafe sua da (pronounced cafe soo da) is another example of the Vietnamese taking a foreign food and making it their own. Sweetened condensed milk—the Vietnamese favorite ingredient for sweetening drinks and desserts—is combined here with intensely strong coffee to make a delicious drink. You can get a plastic cup of it in any establishment that sells food—restaurants, delis, bakeries, you name it. You’ll see everyone ordering and drinking the beverage throughout the day. At a price of $1.00, this certainly is better priced than any Starbucks blend.