Occasionally, I like to get a vietnamese iced coffee. It's usually too sweet for me so I have to be in the right mood and also willing to pay $3.99 for them. I find this irksome because that's more than the Bánh mì sandwiches are I eat when drinking this usually too-sweet beverage.
The internet told me all kinds of things about making this at home. Which coffees to use, which condensed milk to buy, and what type of pour-over filter to get. Also, it explained the difference between Vietnamese and Thai iced coffee, which doesn't explain why I dislike Thai iced coffee so much*—they are very similar, so I'm thinking it's just too sweet. I bought this can of coffee at Uwajimaya, displayed on an endbase, along with quite a few interesting coffee drink type beverages, and bought sweetened condensed milk. I did not buy the special filter. We have so many coffee/espresso contraptions in the house I couldn't justify purchasing another one until I tried one we already have, so I used our stove-top espresso percolator.
The result is fantastic. This is a dear friend drinking my concoction, and wearing stellar nail polish and a lovely blouse. She declared it very good.
*My own search feature scares me sometimes. My blog is an interesting archive of my brain and it's predictable loops. Along with enthusiastic misinformation (Jade Teahouse serves Vietnamese iced coffee that I raved about, not Thai, because um, they are a Vietnamese cafe. What? I am insane. Also, I had no memory of ever researching this all before, which I did, albeit Thai iced coffee, but it was 5 years ago, so that's better than last year, right? Whateves.)