ISO Vietnamese-style coffee press pots
Hoping to make a little Sua Da at home. Anyone know where I can find them? I'm on the westside but willing to travel. A friend in Koreatown could also be enlisted.
I picked up mine at 99 Ranch (can't remember which one though). Just about any market or mom&pop grocery store that pulls in Vietnamese customers should have them. You might try calling the 99 Ranch in Van Nuys - that's the closest one in terms of drive-time and Pho 999 is right next door to it.
I found mine in Westminster Superstore 15440 Beach Blvd. Westminster, phone 714-8916288. This is in Little Saigon.
You can buy the coffee filters for about $3, the tin of Vietnamese coffee grounds for about $5 and a big squeeze bottle of sua for about $3, all at the 99 Ranch in Van Nuys.
We purchased several stainless steel single cup filter/brewers for about $4.00 each at the San Gabriel SuperStore:
1635 S. San Gabriel
San Gabriel, CA 91776
The last time we were there, a month or so ago, they sat on the top shelf at the end of an aisle -- in the coffee section. These coffee brewers produce excellent results! I can't imagine needing anything of higher quality; they work well.
You can also purchase Longevity Brand condensed milk there (we like this one the best) and they offer a couple choices of Vietnamese ground coffee in cans.
I find it a little messy to spoon the condensed milk from the can, so I transfer it to a squeeze bottle when I open it. Most supermarkets carry condensed milk in squeeze bottles; these are useful.
Thanks for all the tips. I was unable to make the trek out to Westminster or the SGV, but I ended up having lunch with a friend at Pho 4000. We had a talk with the owner (Lynn) about our quest. A few minutes later, she arrived with a press pot -- as a take-home gift. Lovely pho as well. Thanks again.