Ca Phe Sua Da, or Vietnamese Iced Coffee, or Heaven in a Glass « Shoot Me Now

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Ca Phe Sua Da, or Vietnamese Iced Coffee, or Heaven in a Glass
Published on Thursday, July 23, 2009 by

A slice of heaven in a drinking glass – just had to share.  If you know me, you know I absolutely adore 1) coffee 2) Pho Noodle Soup from Pho ’79 in Virginia Beach.  Today I had both.  Absolute delight. 

Pho ’79 serves a Vietnamese style iced coffee called ca phe sua da.  The coffee is brewed at your table.  It is often a dark French roast with chicory.  Sweetened condensed milk is placed in the coffee mug underneath – about ¼ milk to the amount of coffee you are brewing.  As the coffee brews into the cup, it warms the sweetened condensed milk below which makes it “stirable.”  

Once brewed, I like to mix the coffee with the milk before pouring.  However it is “more pleasing to the eye” to just throw it all in your glass full of ice, watching the sweetened condensed milk gently glide from mug to glass, swirling in the deep, rich and dark chicory flavored coffee….  Just a minute, I need to take a breath. 

Notice the man’s hand in the picture?  No, silly, that is not mine.  It is my co-worker’s hand.  My co-worker who has banned me from pouring my own iced coffee.  Let’s just say there was a pouring incident involving an over-throw.  But that is another story. 

Now, behold – ca phe sua da- or Vietnamese coffee with ice.

ca phe sua da

vietnamese iced coffee

pho iced coffee

french roast with chickory

pho 79

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